Using a policy-based loan, this project will finance policy reforms and capacity building to improve the management and sustainability of road, water supply, and power sectors in Armenia.
The program will have two subprograms and combined with TA, will support policy reforms and capacity building in the implementing and executing agencies. Subprogram 1 will focus on reviewing the economic regulator to increase independence, transparency and accountability; increasing funding for maintenance expenditure and ensuring financial viability of commercial entities in the water and power sectors; and introducing operational reforms to improve the efficiency of the transport and water government agencies, and encouraging competition in the power sector. Subprogram 2 will focus on rolling out program budgeting reforms across government, with specific support the Ministry of Transport and Communication, and the State Committee on Water Economy; implementing the changes recommended for the economic regulator, including increased funding; entrenching increased funding for maintenance activities; and concrete actions to implement operational reforms.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB
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