eC2:Afghanistan Energy Study Activity2: Financial, Economic and Community Modality Assessment

Deadline: 04-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) India Energy

The study would identify the relative merits of electrification options as measured against social, environmental, technical, financial, economic and operational factors and provide guidance on making electrification choices. The analysis will consider the following:
a. Economic cost-efficiency in delivering electricity using various technologies through a community driven development (CDD) approach;
b. Financial viability and long term sustainability;
c. Other attributes that affect sustainability of these schemes including, functionality and reliability, effectiveness in providing management and operations and maintenance (O&M), cost recovery, environmental (local and global) impacts, and social acceptance, among others;
d. It will characterize risks;
e. The assessment will consider community modalities necessary for electricity supply.
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Afghanistan – The Canal that Brought a Neighborhood Back to Life

This article was originally published on the World Bank website.

  • The rebuilding of a canal has brought life back to a rural neighborhood in Balkh Province, reviving arable land as well as allowing residents to supplement their income by growing their own vegetables.
  • The reconstruction sub-project was made possible through the National Solidarity Program, the government’s flagship program for rural development.
  • The National Solidarity Program is implemented by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development and receives funding from a number of donors, including the World Bank and the (Dutch-funded) Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF).

Jamshid and Basit are happily enjoying themselves around in and around the canal. “Now that the canal is paved, we can easily fill our buckets and carry the water home.”