1) Regional and national integration of displaced persons: support Afghan refugees and their voluntary repatriation; technical assistance, institutional support and training, necessary equipment, and operational assistance to MOFA to: (a) enhance capacity to provide consular services (such as issuance of passports and verification of certificates); (b) develop and implement a joint communication strategy for MOFA and MORR to disseminate information to Afghan refugees in Pakistan (c) support day-to-day implementation of Component 1 of the Project.
2) Short term employment opportunities and market enabling infrastructure under ILDG: increase economic opportunities in cities that fall under IDLGs mandate and that face a high influx of displaced people;
2.1) creating short term employment opportunities: grants of up to USD 27,000 disbursed directly to 1,160 community developemnt councils (CDCs) to provide short term employment (40 labor days) to most vulnerable HHs of these communities;
2.2) market enabling infrastructure: provsion of grants of up to USD 200,000 to Gozars (4-5 CDCs = 1 Gozar) and Business Gozars (100-300 small and micro enterprises = 1 business gozar) for them to invest in priority market enabling infrastructure. Select high business density areas to establish Business Gozars and identify and recommend specifically impactful investments for them through “Gozar and Business Gozar Assessment (G/BG-A)”.
2.3) Support for Municipal Level Regulatory and Process Reforms:
supporting the assessment and implementation of municipal level regulatory and process reforms in government to business services (e.g. obtaining permit, taxes, business registration)
2.4) Component 2 Management: implementation is conducted within CCAP project’s existing Project Implementation Unit under IDLG and any additional operational and management costs occuring through taking on the EZ-Kar project in addition will be covered
3) Prioritized Urban Investments in 4 Provincial Capitals:
3.1) Prioritized Urban Investments: disbursion of a grant to each city to finance priority urban investments (buildings and public spaces (e.g. restoration of public markets or historic/cultural sights), road and traffic management (e.g. parking facilities, paving of flood-prone streets), streetscape improvements (e.g. energy-efficient street lighting)) selected through consultations led by municipalities, with participation of Municipal Advisory Boards (MABs) and the private sector.
3.2) Project Preparation: financing of component 3) feasibility studies, detailed engineering designs, construction supervision, and monitoring and evaluation for a budget equal to USD 5 mio
4) Market Enabling Infrastructure and Reforms for Kabul Municipality:
4.1) Regulatory and Process Reforms
4.2) Prioritized Urban Investments
4.3) Component 4 Management: 4) will be implemented by the Kabul Municipality Development Program (KMDP)’s PIU; 4.1) covers any extra administrative and operative expenses accruing as a result
5) Red Carpet and Program Coordination:
5.1) National Level Regulatory Reforms: support the achievement of investor friendly (“red carpet”) regulatory reforms
5.2) Program Coordination: EZ-Kar is an inter-ministerial effort with a number of implementing agencies (IAs) under the administrative lead of the MoE; under this sub-component, the mode of cooperation, roles, responsibilities and reporting timelines of the IAs and the MoE will be established; furthermore it finances the operational planning, capacity building, management information and reporting systems, grievance redress mechanisms (GRM), human resource management, communications, donor and field coordination, financial management (FM) and procurement functions, mixed method evaluations and safeguard oversight;