Regional: Project Readiness Support for the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Sector in Central and West Asia

Sovereign (Public) Project | 54417-001

The regional knowledge and support TA will help improve readiness of projects during the processing and initial implementation stages for projects under the agriculture, natural resources and rural development (ANR) sector in developing member countries (DMCs) of the Central and West Asia Department (CWRD). The TA will support Afghanistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan which have significant pipeline and ongoing projects of the sector. The TA will also cover Azerbaijan and Georgia which are either new to or have not been active in the ANR sector projects financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Totsuka, Natsuko
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Project Readiness Support for the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Sector in Central and West Asia
Project Number 54417-001
Country Regional
Afghanistan
Azerbaijan
Georgia
Kyrgyz Republic
Pakistan
Tajikistan
Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6697-REG: Project Readiness Support for the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Sector in Central and West Asia
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural production - Irrigation - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The regional knowledge and support TA will help improve readiness of projects during the processing and initial implementation stages for projects under the agriculture, natural resources and rural development (ANR) sector in developing member countries (DMCs) of the Central and West Asia Department (CWRD). The TA will support Afghanistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan which have significant pipeline and ongoing projects of the sector. The TA will also cover Azerbaijan and Georgia which are either new to or have not been active in the ANR sector projects financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy High readiness is key to satisfactory project implementation performance. The readiness includes the preparedness in procurement, project management consultant recruitment, executing agency's human resources at project implementation units (PIUs) and safeguard actions. These are also closely interrelated to each other.
Impact Executing Agencies' project readiness and implementation capacity improved
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Procurement and resettlement delays of the ANR sector project in CWRD countries reduced
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Procurement readiness of the CWRD ANR sector projects improved

Safeguards preparedness of the CWRD ANR sector projects improved

Project management system established before the project effectiveness

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Afghanistan - Nation-wide; Azerbaijan - Nation-wide; Georgia - Nation-wide; Kyrgyz Republic - Nation-wide; Pakistan - Nation-wide; Tajikistan - Nation-wide; Uzbekistan - Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Seven international and national individual consultant positions with total 21 person-months will be recruited and will provide intermittent services. The individual consultant selection will allow flexible intermittent short inputs by responding to DMCs' needs according to the actual progress of project processing and implementation. ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
Procurement not applicable
Responsible ADB Officer Totsuka, Natsuko
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 01 Dec 2020 to 08 Dec 2020
MRM -
Approval 16 Dec 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Dec 2020

TA 6697-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2020 - 16 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2023 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 22 Dec 2020 5,581.74

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