• Afghanistan
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Jun 13, 2017
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
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  • Finance
  • Law and Government
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 20.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 20.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Sep 23, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Mar 7, 2017

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.
The objectives of the Urban Development Support Project for Afghanistan are to create an enabling policy framework and enhance urban policy making capacity in relevant agencies at the national level; and strengthen city planning, management and service delivery capacity in five Provincial Capital Cities (PCCs). There are five components to the project, the first component being urban information - building an urban management information system. This component will finance: (i) technical assistance to create the database and web architecture for the UMIS; (ii) design and implementation of surveys, and analysis of data gathered by municipalities; (iii) annual data updates as well as maintenance of hardware and software of the UMIS. The second component is the urban institutions: institutional and capacity development (US$4.50 million). This component will finance: (a) implementation of an Urban Planning Functional review of the urban planning functions and capacities of MUDH and other relevant agencies, as well as the planning functions and capacities under the participating PCCs, and the preparation of an Action Plan for technical assistance to be supported by UDSP over the course of its three-year implementation period. The third component is the urban integration: strengthening urban planning at national and local levels. This component will integrate urban planning and development, supported by technical consultancies, goods, and information technology-related hardware and software, including training, for: (1) development of curriculum for urban planning practitioners; and (2) preparation of local Strategic Development Plans (SDPs) at the five PCCs, taking into account an inventory of existing planning and land use conditions, land use efficiency and service provision.
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Borrower/Client/Recipient Name: Ministry of Finance Contact: Moheb Arsalan Title: Coordinator for WB and ARTF Portfolio Tel: 93 (0) 790 850 761 Email: moheb.jabarkhail@budgetmof.gov.af Implementing Agencies Name: Ministry of Urban Development and Housing Contact: Hamid Jalil Title: Deputy Minister for Finance and Administration Tel: +93 (0) 202300192 Email: hamid.jalil@mudh.gov.af ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing ipanel@worldbank.org. You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: http://ewebapps.worldbank.org/apps/ip/Pages/Home.aspx.

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