Uzbekistan: Backstopping Mandate for SECO Switzerland
MACS provided the Backstopping Mandate of the institutional component in the framework of the SECO Syrdarya Water Supply Project in Uzbekistan.
The institutional project component provided the following technical assistance
This component comprises the following two sub-components, whereby Sub-Component B1 is divided in two further Sub-Components B1a and B1b.
Sub-Component 1: A corporate development programme for three regional enterprises;
- Sub-Component 1.1: Syrdarya Regional SUE “Suvokova” (water utility);
- Sub-Component 1.2; Bukhara and Samarkand Regional SUE “Suvokova” (water utilities).
Sub-Component 2: Limited and targeted measures to assist in the reform of the regulatory framework in the following four selected areas: (a) tariff setting and sector financing policy; (b) performance accountability policy; (c) private sector participation policy; and (d) public oversight policy.”
The Backstopping Mandate supported SECO in the steering and monitoring of the institutional project and also act as a sounding board. The tasks included reviewing project reports and the operational plan, but also providing recommendations for the continuation of the project and its work.