Regional : Improving Access and Strengthening Innovations for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Selected Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Countries and the Caucasus

Sovereign Project | 55287-001

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will develop a set of technical, institutional, and policy tools to improve access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) systems for the most underserved communities and populations, including women, vulnerable groups such as children and people with special needs in seven countries within the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) region and Caucasus.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Hong, Heeyoung
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name
Improving Access and Strengthening Innovations for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Selected Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Countries and the Caucasus
Project Number
55287-001
Country / Economy
  • Regional
  • Armenia
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Pakistan
  • Tajikistan
  • Uzbekistan
Project Status
Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6923-REG: Improving Access and Strengthening Innovations for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Selected Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Countries and the Caucasus
Source Amount
Water Financing Facility - Multidonor TF US$ 100,000.00
People's Republic of China Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund US$ 800,000.00
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
  • OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
  • OP4: Making cities more livable
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
  • OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector
  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban sanitation - Urban water supply

Gender
Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will develop a set of technical, institutional, and policy tools to improve access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) systems for the most underserved communities and populations, including women, vulnerable groups such as children and people with special needs in seven countries within the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) region and Caucasus.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
The TA is expected (i) to strengthen WASH components and integration of water, sanitation, hygiene, and health (WASH+H) in projects, and (ii) to apply COVID-19 infection prevention and control principles in the preparation and implementation of water and urban development projects, resulting in healthier populations in CAREC region through an inclusive, gender-sensitive, effective, and sustainable approach.
Impact

Access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) systems for the most underserved communities and populations, including the most vulnerable groups in CAREC region and the Caucasus improved (CAREC 2030: Connecting the Region for Shared and Sustainable Development).

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Increased uptake of COVID-19 related WASH actions through ADB and DMC-funded projects, strategies, and programs.

Progress Toward Outcome
Ongoing

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

Support to project preparation and interventions on COVID-19 infection prevention and control, and WASH+H-related activities delivered.

Comprehensive system of knowledge exchange, capacity building and dissemination of WASH best practices established.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
The Administrative Agreement between ADB and UNICEF was amended on 20 July 2023. Partial liquidation of the first advance was submitted by UNICEF on 13 March 2024.
Geographical Location
Armenia - Nation-wide, Armenia; Georgia - Nation-wide, Georgia; Kazakhstan - Nation-wide, Kazakhstan; Kyrgyz Republic - Nation-wide, Kyrgyzstan; Pakistan - Nation-wide, Pakistan; Tajikistan - Nation-wide, Tajikistan; Uzbekistan - Nation-wide, Uzbekistan

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Hong, Heeyoung
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Water and Urban Development Sector Office (SG-WUD)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank

Timetable

Concept Clearance
07 Feb 2022
Fact Finding
06 Aug 2021 to 06 Aug 2021
MRM
-
Approval
12 Jun 2022
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
30 Mar 2024

Funding

TA 6923-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Jun 2022 - 12 Jun 2022 31 Dec 2024 30 Dec 2025 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 900,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 900,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
26 Mar 2024 0.00

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