Tajikistan : Strengthening the Water Supply and Sanitation Governance and Institutions

Sovereign Project | 56142-001

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) seeks to increase transparency, accountability, and quality of services in institutions that oversee and deliver water supply and sanitation (WSS) services in Tajikistan. The TA will provide policy, capacity, and knowledge support to help (i) the Antimonopoly Service (AMS) effectively regulate the sector; and (ii) the state unitary enterprise (SUE) Dushanbevodokanal (DVK) and the State Executive Authority of Dushanbe City (Dushanbe Municipality) achieve good corporate governance and financial prudence for improved WSS services. The TA is built on the experience and results of projects in the sector, ongoing as of August 2023, financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB): the Dushanbe Water Supply and Sanitation Project and Additional Financing for Dushanbe Water Supply and Sanitation Project.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Hong, Heeyoung
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Tajikistan
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Strengthening the Water Supply and Sanitation Governance and Institutions
Project Number 56142-001
Country / Economy Tajikistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 10147-TAJ: Strengthening the Water Supply and Sanitation Governance and Institutions
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Operational Priorities 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
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Reforms of state owned enterprises

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) seeks to increase transparency, accountability, and quality of services in institutions that oversee and deliver water supply and sanitation (WSS) services in Tajikistan. The TA will provide policy, capacity, and knowledge support to help (i) the Antimonopoly Service (AMS) effectively regulate the sector; and (ii) the state unitary enterprise (SUE) Dushanbevodokanal (DVK) and the State Executive Authority of Dushanbe City (Dushanbe Municipality) achieve good corporate governance and financial prudence for improved WSS services. The TA is built on the experience and results of projects in the sector, ongoing as of August 2023, financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB): the Dushanbe Water Supply and Sanitation Project and Additional Financing for Dushanbe Water Supply and Sanitation Project.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The TA is aligned with the following impact: living conditions and public health in Tajikistan improved. The TA will have the following outcome: governance and institutional capacity for sustainable and resilient WSS improved. These will be achieved through the following outputs: (i) sector regulatory capacity developed; (ii) DVK management effectiveness improved; and (iii) DVK's climate adaptive capacity increased.

Impact

Living conditions and public health in Tajikistan improved

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Governance and institutional capacity for sustainable and resilient WSS improved

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Sector regulatory capacity developed

DVK management effectiveness improved

DVK's climate adaptive capacity increased

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Output 1: Consultant's inception report submitted and confirmed by AMS. Draft regulation for the water sector department under AMS submitted for AMS review in March 2024.
Geographical Location Nation-wide, Dushanbe
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consulted with key stakeholders and development partners supporting the Antimonopoly Service and SUE DVK.
During Project Implementation Ongoing stakeholder communication, participation, and consultation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

Asian Development Bank (ADB) will engage consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. ADB will lead the identification, evaluation, and selection of the technical assistance (TA) consultants. The TA activities will require a team of international and national consultants to be engaged using individual consultant selection (outputs 1 and 2) and a firm (output 3) using quality- and cost-based selection, with quality-cost ratio of 90:10.

ADB will supervise and monitor the consultants' outputs to be delivered. ADB will engage resource persons for specialized technical and implementation support. The TA will engage a coordinator to oversee the progress and deliverables; organize workshops, study tours, and seminars; enhance communications between ADB, the implementing agencies, and TA stakeholders; and help manage the consulting firm and individual consultants under the guidance of ADB.

As of March 2024, an international water supply and sanitation regulations specialist, a national regulations expert, and a TA coordinator have been engaged.

Procurement IT equipment, software, and other digital solutions will be procured by the government implementing agencies through request for quotations.
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 09 Feb 2023
Fact Finding 23 Feb 2023 to 03 Mar 2023
MRM -
Approval 01 Sep 2023
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 01 Apr 2024

TA 10147-TAJ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Sep 2023 17 Oct 2023 17 Oct 2023 31 Dec 2026 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 30 Mar 2024 17,114.57

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Title Document Type Document Date
Strengthening the Water Supply and Sanitation Governance and Institutions: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Sep 2023

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Strengthening the Water Supply and Sanitation Governance and Institutions - TA Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Strengthening the Water Supply and Sanitation Governance and Institutions - Regulations Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Water supply and sanitation regulations specialist Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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