Consulting Services for Monitoring and Evaluation of the project, update documents on environmental safeguards and social protection measures under South Karakalpakstan Water Resources Improvement Project.

Title of task:

Consulting Services for Monitoring and Evaluation of the project, update documents on environmental safeguards and social protection measures under South Karakalpakstan Water Resources Improvement Project.

Country: Uzbekistan

Location within country: South Karakalpakstan

Name of client:

World Bank and Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources

Implementation period(month/year):

October, 2016 - October, 2021

Name of senior professional staff of your firm involved and functions performed (indicate most significant profiles such as Project Director/Coordinator, Team Leader):

Azim Nazarov –Team Leader Madina Khalmirzaeva – Deputy Team Leader

Project description:

Effective monitoring and evaluation both during project implementation and long term after project completion is a vital part of the overall project cycle; without M&E the lessons necessary to ensure continued improvements in performance will not be learned and applied. M&E falls within the Project Management component of the project and it is proposed that it is carried out by a team of international / national consultants, working with M&E specialists in the PIU for WI. This will achieve the objectives of training national consultants and staff in the requirements for M&E of a large internationally funded project and sound M&E techniques in the PIU for WI structure.
The project contains the following components:
• Component 1: Modernization of Irrigation Network (i) Irrigation infrastructure improvement; (ii) SCADA implementation, (iii) Safeguards measures.
• Component 2: Modernization of Agriculture(i) Strengthening capacities of local water resource management institutions; (ii)Crop Intensification and Diversification; (iii) Cotton Harvest mechanization; (iv) Communication, outreach campaigns and gender.
• Component 3: Project Management and Monitoring and EvaluationThe