RETA 7548 Improving the Implementation of Environmental Safeguards in Central and West Asia IDCA: Environmental Safeguards Training Consultant and Third Party Auditor, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan
Name of client:
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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 – International Environmental Specialist
Azamat Halbaev – Project Coordinator
Country: Uzbekistan Turkmenistan
Location within country: All provinces
Implementation period(month/year):
June 20, 2013 - March 31, 2014

Work undertaken by ADB's Central and West Asia Department (CWRD) highlighted a number of deficiencies preventing effective implementation of environmental safeguards. Foremost among the challenges is insufficient capacity in executing agencies to prepare, implement, and monitor the implementation of EMPs. The lack of effective implementation means that there is a credible risk that projects are not in compliance with the SPS. RETA 7548 aims to strengthen the capacity of the executing and implementing agencies in the region to improve environmental management and monitoring.