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Project Title:
CASA-1000 Community Support Program
Grant Amount:
$40 million ARTF grant
Approval Date:
March 4, 2014
Closing Date:
June 30, 2022

Project Objective:

The development objective of the Central Asia South Asia (CASA)-1000 Community Support Program Project for Afghanistan is to provide access to electricity or other social and economic infrastructure services to communities in the project area in order to strengthen community support for CASA-1000 transmission line.

Program Summary

The project will benefit all those communities that live along a 2 kilometer ‘Corridor of Influence’ each side of the CASA-1000 transmission line. It is expected that there will be approximately 700 communities spread over 23 districts in 6 provinces, with a total of over 152,000 families along the corridor of influence (COI).

The project consists of four components. The first component, community grants for sub-projects will provide grants directly to communities to fund economic infrastructure sub-projects. Preference will be given to power-sector sub-projects. The second component, community mobilization aims to engage communities to increase the shared prosperity associated with the CASA-1000 transmission line which will pass through villages, by facilitating community participation in sub-project planning, implementation, and operations and maintenance. The third component is project implementation support. It comprises of sub-component, third party monitoring (TPM) which will support technical requirements and the limitations on conducting regular field visits due to security restrictions, and sought the services of a TPM. The fourth component, communications and outreach will finance a strong communications campaign and information-sharing activities directed to relevant stakeholders within the provinces with a special emphasis on outreach to communities in the project areas. 

EXPECTED RESULTS:

  1. 50 % of communities within the CoI are provided with access to electricity through the CSP grant funded subprojects
  2. Minimum of 70% of communities in project areas, have improved access to social and economic infrastructure services
  3. At least 50% of total beneficiaries are female