The World Bank – Urban Development Project

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Project Status: Closed
Project at-a-glance
Project Name Urban Development Project
Project Number P151416
Sector/Subsector Water Supply, Energy Efficiency
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project Opening Date 18 Mar 2016
Project Closing Date 31 Dec 2020
Responsible Institution
Responsible International Financial Institution The World Bank
Responsible Executive Agencies

Kremena M. Ionkova, Paula Restrepo Cadavid

Strategic Agenda

To improve the quality of municipal services and pilot energy efficiency and seismic resilience retrofits of urban infrastructure in participating towns.


The project comprises of three components. The first component, urban development will finance activities aimed at improving service provision in participating towns. It consists of following two sub-components: (i) municipal services; and (ii) safe and energy efficient social infrastructure pilot. The second component, institutional strengthening will support the government’s urban policy reform agenda at the national level with specific interventions at the local level aimed at strengthening service provision capacity in participating towns. The third component, implementation support will support implementation of the project including: (i) contracting of local experts to assist the implementation unit and participating towns in the implementation of the project activities, (ii) the maintenance of the monitoring and evaluation (M and E) system created under the Bishkek and Osh Urban Infrastructure Project (BOUIP), to continuously monitor and evaluate the performance and results of the project; (iii) the project related operating costs of the implementing unit including consulting fees and in-country travel expenditures; (iv) project operating costs including contributions towards the cost of backstopping assistance by community development and investment agency (ARIS) staff (the so-called administrative pool of ARIS); and (v) an annual audit of project accounts.

Source of Funding

The World Bank

Amount of Funding

US$ 12.00  million

Project Outcome

Improve the quality of municipal services.

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Contact Information of International Financial Institution
Organization/Department The World Bank
Name Kremena M. Ionkova, Paula Restrepo Cadavid
Address 214 Moskovskaya St.
Province/State Bishkek
Postal Code 720010
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Phone +996 (312) 625 262


Contact Information of Project Implementer
Organization/Department Community Development and Investment Agency (ARIS)
Name Mr. Ismailov
Address 102, Bokonbaeva Str.
Province/State Bishkek
Postal Code 720040
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Phone +996 (312) 301 805