Management of two bilateral projects: Rural Enterprises Support Project (parallel financing with the World Bank) and Water Resources Management Sector Project (parallel financing with the Asian Development Bank)

Title of task:

Management of two bilateral projects: Rural Enterprises Support Project (parallel financing with the World Bank) and Water Resources Management Sector Project (parallel financing with the Asian Development Bank)

Country: Uzbekistan

Location within country: Andijan, Ferghana, Namangan, Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent, Syrdarya, Kashkadarya provinces, Uzbekistan

Name of client:

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation’s (SDC)

Implementation period(month/year):

January 1, 2014 - November 30, 2015

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

Narbay Gaipnazarov – Team Leader on Institutional Development; Shavkat Usmanov – Team Leader on WCA Development; Sharif Khamdanov – Team Leader on FFS Development Abdurashid Isabaev – Construction Manager

Project description:

The SDC contribution is carried out as components of two different projects: 1 – World Bank’s (WB’s) Rural Enterprise Support Project II (RESP II); 2 – Asian Development Bank’s (ADB’s) Water Resources Management Sector Project (WRMSP). In the RESP II, SDC contributes through parallel funding of 2 subcomponents (2b-Strengthening of WCA and WCA Support services and 2c-Support for improved irrigation and drainage technology) of the WB RESP II project.
RESP II Project objective: to increase the productivity and financial and environmental sustainability of agriculture and the profitability of agribusiness in the project area.
WRMSP Project objective: to promote IWRM through scaling up and adaptation of the innovative, participatory and demand oriented institutional arrangements achieved in the Ferghana Valley to new geographical areas, and strengthening and streamlining institutions across all levels of the water distribution hierarchy.