Asia (incl. CIS)

Financial Literacy in Usbekistan

The program “Inclusive and Ecological Economic Development in Selected Regions of Uzbekistan” builds upon the previous program. The program duration is from 10/2009 to 12/2017. The strategic approach aimes at local/regional economic development in the pilot regions and advisory services at different intervention levels stays the same in the current phase (Nov. 2014-Oct. 2017).

Agriculture Value Chain Finance in Kyrgyz Republic

While the access to finance for short-term working capital loans in the agro-sector in the Kyrgyz Republic is gradually improving, long-term loans needed to finance sustainable investments remain scarce and inefficient with high transaction cost, high interest rates for agricultural loans and inadequate credit appraisal methods leading to negative effects on agricultural development.

Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development in Turkmenistan

The Idea of the project is to support the Government of Turkmenistan in the achievement of the national sector objectives with regard to sustainable agriculture, rural development and institutional support.

To increase the productivity and competitiveness of the agro-food sector through activities aimed to improve agro-food production, processing and marketing and to strengthen the capacity of Turkmen agriculture institutions.

The Team Leader has the overall responsibility for all aspects of the Project coordination and communication.

Economics of Climate Change in Central and West Asia

The technical assistance (TA) seeks to address the lack of robust evidence on the options and costs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation) and reduce the negative effects of climate change (adaptation) in Central and West Asia.

The economist will carry out economic modeling and an assessment of the climate change impact and adaptation options across sectors.

The economist will:

(i) conduct economic modeling for Afghanistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Tajikistan covering energy and water resources toward 2100;

Economics of Climate Change in Central and West Asia

The technical assistance (TA) seeks to address the lack of robust evidence on the options and costs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation) and reduce the negative effects of climate change (adaptation) in Central and West Asia.

The specialist will contribute to the development of the climate change impact assessment of the energy sector and the formulation of adaptation options.

The specialist will:

Economics of Climate Change in Central and West Asia

The technical assistance (TA) seeks to address the lack of robust evidence on the options and costs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation) and reduce the negative effects of climate change (adaptation) in Central and West Asia.

The specialist will be responsible for the development of high-resolution climate scenarios. The specialist will:

(i) define a methodology for the development of climate scenarios, including assumptions under different scenarios and treatment of uncertainties;

Sustainable Economic Development and Employment Promotion (SEDEP)

The overall goal of the intervention is to increase employment opportunities and income in agriculture sector especially poultry products, cashmere, dairy products, wheat, almonds, in North Afghanistan. The project focuses on technical -, organizational - and business skills of the value chain actors, and partly on rehabilitation of rural infrastructure, and improvement of the dialogue between public and private sector actors.

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Horticulture Development Project (HDP)

The Horticulture Development Project (HDP) is aimed at assisting the Government of Uzbekistan to improve the productivity, profitability and competitiveness of the horticulture sector. The objectives of the project are to be achieved through

(i) provision of agriculture support services to bridge the knowledge and experience gap related to new production, storage, post-harvest handling, and marketing knowledge and experience in the

country;

Sustainable Economic Development and Employment Promotion (SEDEP)

The overall goal of the intervention is to increase employment opportunities and income in agriculture sector especially poultry products, cashmere, dairy products, wheat, almonds, in North Afghanistan. The project focuses on technical -, organizational - and business skills of the value chain actors, and partly on rehabilitation of rural infrastructure, and improvement of the dialogue between public and private sector actors.

One (1) international long-term expert (Team Leader) based in Mazar-i-Sharif

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