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World Bank Monthly Operational Summary
Africa Region
August 2013
data as of July 15, 2013

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Angola

Education

(R) Quality of Education: The objective is to support the Government to pilot and develop interventions for quality improvement in early grades of primary education. Bank Approval scheduled for 26 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P122700. US$ 75.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Education, Street Cdte Gika Central Building, 1 Floor Largo, Luanda, Angola, Tel: (224-222) 322-466, Fax: (224-222) 322-651, E-mail: narcisobenedito@gmail.com, Contact: Narciso Benedito dos Santos, Vice-Minister of Education

Angola

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(N) Local Development Project Additional Financing: The objectives are to: (a) improve access of poor households to basic services and economic opportunities, and (b) enhance local institutional capacities among Angola’s municipalities. Decision Meeting scheduled for 19 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 38.6 (ECEU). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Benin

Education

Global Partnership for Education Program: The objectives are to: (a) improve access and equity to basic education in deprived districts; and (b) improve the quality of classroom instruction at the basic education level, with particular emphasis on deprived districts. Grant Request scheduled for 31 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 42.3 (EFAF). Consultants will be required. Government of Benin, Benin; Ministry of Preschool and Primary Education, Benin, Tel: (229-9) 787-2564, Contact: Mr. Maoudi Johnson

Benin

Health and Other Social Services

Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Inspired Multisectoral Food Health Nutrition Project: The objective is to increase access to food and nutrition security enhancing services. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 20.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Conseil de l’Alimentation et de la Nutrition, Cotonou, Benin, Tel: (229) 9705-5040, E-mail: tossa_jean@yahoo.fr, Contact: Jean Cokou Tossa, Technical Advisor Agriculture

Benin

Health and Other Social Services

Youth Employment: The objectives are to improve access for youth employment and self-employment. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 35.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Benin

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Ninth Poverty Reduction Support Credit: The objective is to accelerate real economic growth and reduce the incidence of poverty in Benin by supporting Benin’s Third Growth Strategy for Poverty Reduction (SCRP 2011-2015). Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 9 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 20.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Ministry of Economy and Finance, BP 302, Cotonou, Benin, Tel: (229) 2130-0217, Fax: (229) 2130-5096, E-mail: gadsoon@hotmail.com

Benin

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Cities Support Program (Cr. 52740-BJ): The objective is to increase access to basic socio-economic services and short-term employment opportunities in targeted areas. Bank Approval completed on 21 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P122950. US$ 60.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Urban Development, Housing and Environment, Cotonou, Benin, Tel: (229) 300-209, Contact: Yuba Raj Pandey, Vice Chairman

Botswana

Industry and Trade

(R) Economic Diversification Operation: The objective is to increase export diversification, measured by the share of non-diamond merchandise exports in total exports, by providing comprehensive support to SMEs in exporting sectors. Project Concept Note completed on 13 June 2013. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 15.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Trade and Industry, Botswana

Burkina Faso

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) First Agriculture Sector Development Policy Lending: The objective is a continuation of supporting ongoing investment and policy/institutional reform initiatives, to deliver the critical mass of reforms needed for an effective implementation of the country’s rural sector strategy. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 20.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Burkina Faso

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Forest Investment Program (FIP) Decentralized Sustainable Forest Management: The objectives are to: (a) reduce deforestation and forest degradation; and (b) increase carbon sequestration capacity by reducing pressure on forest ecosystems through improved governance, green socio-economic local development and sustainable management of forest and woodland resources. Decision Meeting scheduled for 5 September 2013. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P143993. US$ 16.5/9.5 (CSCF/ECEU). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Burkina Faso

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Sustainable Land and Forestry Management Project: The objective is to establish a sustainable basis for decentralized rural development through: (a) further institutional development and capacity building; (b) implementation of rural land tenure reforms; and (c) social, economic and environmental investments at the commune level. The loan was signed on 25 February 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 7.4 (GEFU). No consultants are required. Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulics, and Halieutic Resources, PO Box 7029, Ouagadougou 01, Burkina Faso Tel/Fax: (226) 503-3508, E-mail: dpvc@agriculture.gov.bf, Contact: Seyfu Ketema, Executive Director

Burkina Faso

Energy and Mining

Electricity Access and Energy Supply (Cr. 52910-BF): The objectives are to: (a) improve the availability and reliability of electricity supply; (b) increase access; and (c) achieve rationale use of energy. Bank Approval scheduled for 30 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P128768. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Fonds de Développement de l’Electrification (FDE), Burkina Faso, E-mail: kaborejb@yahoo.fr, Contact: Jean Baptiste Kabore, Director General; Direction Generale de l’Energie, Burkina Faso, Tel: (226-70) 200-628, E-mail: sawadogo_nar@yahoo.fr, Contact: Sawadogo Narcisse, Director, Energy Department, Ministry of Energy; Société Nationale d’Electricité du Burkina (SONABEL), 01 BP 54 Ouagadougou 01, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Tel: (226-50) 306-100, E-mail: siengui.ki@sonabel.bf, Contact: Ki Siengui, Director General

Burkina Faso

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Youth Employment and Skills Development (Cr. 52560-BF): The objective is to improve youth employment and skills development in line with the Government’s employment strategy document. The credit was signed on 18 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P130735. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Youth, Professional Training, and Employment, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Tel: (226) 5031-6110, Contact: Yuba Raj Pandey, Vice Chairman

Burkina Faso

Health and Other Social Services

Social Safety Net: The objective is to assist the Government to develop a productive safety net that addresses the needs of chronic poor. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P124015. US$ 30.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Burkina Faso

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Public Sector Modernization: The objective is to support the Government to: (a) mobilize resources and deliver services to the poor; and (b) strengthen civil services. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 18 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 25.0 (IDA Grant). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Civil Service, Burkina Faso

Burundi

Energy and Mining

(R) Jiji and Mulembwe Hydropower: The objectives are to: (a) develop two run-of-river hydropower sites at Jiji and Mulembwe; and (b) construct a transmission line from Jiji to Bujumbura that will provide reliable electricity supply and displace expensive thermal generation. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 9 May 2013. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 70.0/80.0 (IDA Credit/EUIB). Consultants will be required. REGIDESO, BP 660, Bujumbura, Burundi, Tel: (257-2) 222-3412, Fax: (257-2) 222-6563

Cameroon

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Agriculture Investment and Markets Development Support Project: The objective is to increase agricultural investment and markets access for target agricultural farms working on cassava, maize, sorghum, rice and small ruminant value chains. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 2 July 2013. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P143417. US$ 100.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MINADER), Cameroon, Tel: (237) 2223-1190, E-mail: mnemenye@yahoo.com

Cameroon

Education

Quality for Improved Learning Project: The objective is to finance equity in access to quality basic education. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P133338. US$ 53.3 (EFAF). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Cameroon

Health and Other Social Services

Social Safety Nets (Cr. 52240-CM): The objective is to strengthen the social safety net system in Cameroon by setting up a permanent system that is financially sustainable and can be scaled up during crises, such as the current food crisis. Bank Approval completed on 21 March 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P128534. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Contact: Roberto Albino Mito, Director

Cameroon

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Community Development Program Support Project-Phase III: The objectives are to: (a) support the Community Development Program to enhance the opportunities and livelihoods of rural people in Cameroon by improving the delivery of specified basic social services (health, education, water and sanitation); and (b) enhance economic opportunities. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 13 December 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 40.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Cameroon

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Flood Emergency Project (Cr. 52760-CM): The objective is to assist with the recovery of Cameroon’s Far North and North that have experienced consecutive years of natural disasters, droughts and floods through: (a) institutional capacity building; (b) disaster risk management; (c) rehabilitation of the hydraulic infrastructures; and (d) regional water resources management. Bank Approval completed on 11 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P143940. US$ 108.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Société d’Expansion et Modernisation de la Riziculture de Yagoua (SEMRY), Yagoua, Cameroon, Tel: (237) 9679-7900, Fax: (237) 2229-6285, E-mail: samatanamarc@yahoo.fr, Contact: M. Marc Samatana, Director General

Cape Verde

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Fourth Development Policy Loan Eighth Poverty Reduction Support Credit (PRSC): The objective is to support the implementation of the Government’s Third Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy (GPRSP III) for the period 2011-15. Decision Meeting scheduled for 26 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 10.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Finance, Praia, Cape Verde, Tel: (238) 260-7611, Fax: (238) 261-5844, E-mail: sandrodebrito@gov1.gov.cv, Contact: Sandro de Brito, National Director of Planning

Cape Verde

Transportation

(R) Transport Sector (Cr. 52660-CV): The objective is to support the improvements in inter-island transportation by: (a) reforming the national airline (TACV) and strengthening of the aviation sector regulator; and (b) improving water transport sector, including capacity building for the water sector regulator. The grant was signed on 19 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126516. US$ 19.0 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Road Sector Support Project (RSSP), PO Box 900, Praia, Cape Verde, Tel: (238) 261-4820, Fax: (238) 261-3054, E-mail: rssp@cvtelecom.cv, Contact: Lucio Spencer Lopes dos Santos, National Coordinator

Central African Republic

Education

(R) Second Education Sector Development Project: The objectives are to: (a) support expansion of equitable access to primary education; and (b) improve the teaching and learning environment. Decision Meeting scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P133580. US$ 4.0/19.2 (IDA Grant/EFAF). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Central African Republic

Energy and Mining

CAR Rehabilitation and Reinforcement of the Electricity Sector: The objectives are to: (a) increase efficiency and quality of electricity services in the power sector; and (b) suppport ENERCA’s improvements in governance and operational performances. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 31 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 17.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Central African Republic

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Economic Management and Governance Reform Grant: The objective is to support the Government to implement a reform program that will: (a) improve transparency and efficiency in the management of public resources; and (b) enhance private sector development. Decision Meeting scheduled for 16 December 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 8.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Chad

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Agriculture Production Support—GEF: The objective is to support rural communities and producer organizations in increasing production of selected food crops and livestock species in targeted zones while increasing the use of sustainable land and water management practices in climate vulnerable ecosystems. Bank Approval completed on 17 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P131019. US$ 4.6/4.6 (GEFU/LDC). Consultants will be required. Contact: Dr. Shreeranjan, Joint Secretary

Chad

Education

(R) Learning for All (Cr. H8620-TD): The objectives are to: (a) improve the pupil-to-permanent classroom ratio in targeted basic schools; and (b) increase allocated and engaged learning time in targeted primary and secondary schools. Bank Approval completed on 21 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P132617. US$ 15.0 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Project Coordination Unit, Chad, Tel: (235-66) 266-696, E-mail: barka_adams@yahoo.fr, Contact: Mahamat Al-boukhari Adam Barka, Project Coordinator, MEFA

Chad

Industry and Trade

Private Sector and Value Chain Support: The objectives are to: (a) improve the business environment; and (b) support the private sector, especially SMEs, in selected value chains. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 12 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 20.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Comoros

Energy and Mining

(R) Energy Sector Recovery FY13: The objective is to support the recovery and reform of the Comoros energy sector through (a) technical assistance, (b) emergency investments, and (c) fuel procurement, in order to restore provision of electricity in the country in a financially sustainable and reliable manner. Negotiations completed on 7 June 2013. Bank Approval scheduled for 5 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P131659. US$ 5.0 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Vice-presidency in charge of Energy / CREF, Comoros, Tel: (269) 773-7981, E-mail: Mamwe_dg@comorestelecom.km, Contact: Mr. Oumara Mgori, Managing Director

Comoros

Health and Other Social Services

Emergency Response Project Additional Financing: The objective is to support the Government prepare an Emergency Global Crisis Response Project to: (a) support the population that has been affected by the recent floods in the country; and (b) rehabilitate and deliver basic social services in affected communities. Bank Approval completed on 28 March 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 3.0 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Fonds d’Appui au Deloppement Communautaire (FADC), Grande Coul, Comoros, Tel: (269) 773-2882, Fax: (269) 773-2884, E-mail: fadc@comorestelecom.km, Contact: Doulfat Dhilkamal, Director

Comoros

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Economic Governance Technical Assistance Additional Financing: The objectives are to: (a) stabilize the economy and establish a strong and equitable growth; (b) strengthen key sectors; (c) strengthen governance and social cohesion; (d) improve the general public health status; (e) promote education and vocational training while developing human capital; and (f) promote environmental sustainability and civilian security. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 20 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 3.5 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Democratic Republic of Congo

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Forest Investment Program: The objectives are to: (a) reduce GHG emissions from deforestation and forest degradation; and (b) enhance forest carbon stocks in DRC. Appraisal scheduled for 2 December 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P128887. US$ 36.9 (CSCF). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Tourism, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tel: (243-9) 9100-0663, E-mail: vangulutete@gmail.com, Contact: Clement Vangu Lutete

Democratic Republic of Congo

Education

(R) Basic Education Program: The objective is to support the implementation of the MEPSP interim education plan by: (a) improving universal access to primary education; (b) enhancing the quality of primary education; (c) laying a basic foundation to foster the strengthening of the system management; and (d) introducing efficient practices in management of the system. The loan was signed on 15 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P131120. US$ 6.4/93.6 (ECEU/EFAF). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Primary, Secondary and Technical Education, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tel: (243-8) 1091-9965, Contact: Lufunisabo Bundoki, Secretary General

Democratic Republic of Congo

Energy and Mining

Inga 3 Development Technical Assistance: The objectives are to support the cost-effective development of Inga 3 and mid-size hydropower projects under balanced public-private partnerships in the areas of: (a) Government of DRC; (b) key complementary studies (including feasibility studies and safeguards Assessments); and (c) capacity building and institutional development. Decision Meeting scheduled for 18 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P131027. US$ 50.0/48.0/7.0 (IDA Grant/AFDB/DBSA). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Energy, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tel: (243-8) 1700-9568, E-mail: vikadipanzu@yahoo.fr, Contact: Mr. Vika di Panzu, Chief of Staff

Democratic Republic of Congo

Finance

(N) Financial Infrastructure and Markets: The objectives are to support an establishment of an integrated payment system architecture and increased acces to finance for MSMEs Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 17 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 30.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Democratic Republic of Congo

Health and Other Social Services

(N) Human Development Systems Strengthening: The objective is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government programs in social protection, education and health/nutrition/population sectors in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 15 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 15.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Democratic Republic of Congo

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Primary Health Care Additional Financing: The objective, same as the parent project, is to continue supporting the delivery of a package of essential health services in the HSRP health zones. Bank Approval scheduled for 17 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126088. US$ 75.0 (IDA Grant). No consultants are required. Ministry of Health, Boulevard du 30 Juin, BP 3088, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tel: (243) 990-4294, E-mail: bctrdc@ic.cd, Contact: Dr. Miaka Mia Bilenge Constantin, Project Director

Democratic Republic of Congo

Health and Other Social Services

Eastern Recovery Project: The objective is to improve community resilience and livelihoods of conflict-affected populations in the Eastern provinces of DRC. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 30 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 65.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Democratic Republic of Congo

Health and Other Social Services

Emergency Social Action Additional Financing II: The objective is to improve access to social services for the poor and enhance management of development resources at the community level. Bank Approval completed on 28 June 2011. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126683. US$ 6.8 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Fonds Social de la RDC, Avenue Lukusa (immeube Ex-CEI), Gombe, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tel: (243) 9816-2875, E-mail: fondsocialrdc@yahoo.fr, Contact: Mr. Siddique Memon

Democratic Republic of Congo

Health and Other Social Services

Polio Control Additional Financing: The objective is to support the Government to control the recurrence of poliomyelitis and other vaccine preventable disease outbreaks in DRC through: (a) the vaccination campaign to interrupt transmission; (b) strengthening of the national program of immunization; and (c) improvements in vaccine storage (cold chain). Bank Approval completed on 28 June 2011. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 30.0 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Health, La Gombe, Democratic Republic of Congo, Contact: Humayun Kabir, Secretary

Democratic Republic of Congo

Industry and Trade

(R) Regional Growth Poles (Cr. H8600-ZR): The objective is to increase competitiveness of two regional economic growth poles in the Congo Basin/Great Lakes epicentered in DRC, by providing: (a) access to markets, (b) finance, (c) infrastructure, and (d) expertise to selected industry value chains. Signing scheduled for 22 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P124720. US$ 110.0 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Finances, Kinshasa Gombe, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tel: (243-81) 811-6565, Fax: (243) 880-2381, Contact: Honore Tshiyoyo

Democratic Republic of Congo

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Catalytic Project to Strengthen the Institut National de la Statistique: The objective is to strengthen the capacity of INS to generate and disseminate statistical information. This will support the planned National Statistical Development Strategy, which will provide quality data for DRC’s PRSP, MDG, and sector strategy monitoring. First Grant Funding Request Approval scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P125509. US$ 11.8 (SRTF). Consultants will be required for technical workshops, population and housing census, and various training tasks. Institut National de la Statistique (INS), Batiment de la Fonction publique, Aile droite, rez de chausse, Democratic Republic of Congo~

Democratic Republic of Congo

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Establishment of a Conservation Trust Fund: The objective is to support the establishment and capitalization of a Conservation Trust Fund (CTF) that improves the sustainability of DRC’s national protected area system. Decision Meeting scheduled for 4 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127437. US$ 6.5/11.3/20.0 (BELG/GEFU/KFW). Consulting services to be determined. Institut Congolais pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN), Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tel: (243-81) 504-8757, E-mail: gmuamba@yahoo.fr, Contact: Georges Muamba

Democratic Republic of Congo

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Public Service Rejuvenation: The objective is to support the Government’s civil service rejuvenation by: (a) providing retirement indemnities to civil servants over the legal retirement age/length of service; and (b) supporting relevant reform and rehabilitation plans for Ministries of Environment, Agriculture, Rural Development, Budget and Finance. Decision Meeting scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P122229. US$ 100.0 (IDA Grant). No consultants are required. Ministry of Public Service, Democratic Republic of Congo; Ministry of Budget, Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Second Governance: The objectives are to: (a) scale-up successful activities; (b) finance new PFM and PSM activities; and (c) offset price increases for IT and cost increases for implementation activities in conflict areas. Bank Approval completed on 9 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P126115. US$ 67.0 (IDA Grant). No consultants are required. Ministry of Interior, Boulevard Colonel Tshatshi, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tel: (243-99) 290-5743, E-mail: prcgrdc@gmail.com, Contact: Popaul Kizungu Chihiza, Project Coordinator

Democratic Republic of Congo

Transportation

Multi-Modal Transportation Additional Financing: The objectives are to: (a) improve transport connectivity in DRC to support national economic integration; (b) restore Societe Nationale des Chemins de Fer du Congo’s financial and operational viability; and (c) implement a sector wide governance plan and strengthen transport state-owned enterprises operational performance. Bank Approval completed on 11 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P129594. US$ 180.0 (IDA Grant). No consultants are required. Ministry of Transport, 117, Blvd. 30 Juin, Blg SCTP Ex-ONATRA, Kinshasa 1, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tel: (243-81) 691-4754, Fax: (243-408) 868-5973, E-mail: ptmrdct@yahoo.com, Contact: Dr. Shreeranjan, Joint Secretary

Democratic Republic of Congo

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Strengthening Hydro-Meteorological Services in DRC: The objective is to support the Government in strengthening the hydrological, meteorological and climate services which will help: (a) the economic development, (b) reduce the human and economic losses of extreme water and weather events, and (c) build resilience against the negative impacts of climate change. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P144712. US$ 6.0 (GEFS). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Republic of Congo

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Agricultural Development and Rural Roads Rehabilitation Project Additional Financing: The objective is to assist the Republic of Congo to increase the ability of the rural poor to raise their income through the generation and promotion of improved agricultural technologies, the provision of market infrastructure, and the formulation and implementation of poverty-focused agricultural policies and expenditure programs. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 30 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 2.5 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Republic of Congo

Education

(R) Professional Skills Development: The objectives are to: (a) assist the Government to strengthen the effectiveness of a skills development system and (b) improve the qualifications of the labor market. Appraisal completed on 20 June 2013. Negotiations scheduled for 24 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P128628. US$ 10.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Planning, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo~

Republic of Congo

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Health Sector Project: The objectives are to improve: (a) access and quality of primary health services; and (b) maternal and child health. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 27 June 2013. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P143849. US$ 10.0/10.0 (IDA Credit/HRBF). Consultants will be required for preparation and design. Ministry of Health, BP 545, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, Tel: (242) 678-6738, Fax: (242) 836-802, E-mail: actionsocialecongo@yahoo.fr

Republic of Congo

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Lisungi Safety Nets System: The objective is to improve access of poor and vulnerable people to targeted safety nets system, while piloting a cash transfer to poor children and poor pregnant women to improve education and health for children and the elderly poor. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 2.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Republic of Congo

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Statistics for Governance: The objective is to support the improvement of statistics in the Republic of Congo to produce reliable and timely data for policy formulation and evaluation. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 5.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Cote d’Ivoire

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Pesticides Management: The objectives are to: (a) strengthen institutional and regulatory frameworks; (b) systemize a registered pesticides and a database on pesticide imports and use; (c) remediate contaminated sites; (d) promote alternatives to chemical pesticides; (f) inventorize POPs pesticides; and (g) safely dispose obsolete pesticide stocks and associated waste. GEF Council Approval completed on 20 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P131778. US$ 5.0 (GEFU). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Cote d’Ivoire

Energy and Mining

(R) 27 Gas Field Expansion: The objective is to improve the availability of natural gas for power generation in an environmentally sound manner. Bank Approval completed on 18 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P144030. US$ 60.0 (GUID). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Cote d’Ivoire

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Post Conflict Assistance Project: The objective is to improve conflict-affected communities’ and individuals’ opportunities for economic reintegration and access to social services, which will accelerate Cote d’Ivoire’s crisis recovery and strengthen the prospects for sustainable peace in its territory. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 24 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 30.0 (IDA Grant). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Cote d’Ivoire

Health and Other Social Services

Productive Social Safety Net: The objective is to set the foundations of an effective and productive type of safety net system capable of responding to the country’s needs both in normal times and during times of crisis. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 25 September 2014. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Cote d’Ivoire

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Poverty Reduction Support Grant: The objective is to support policy reforms in public sector management, economic governance, and key economic sectors. Appraisal scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P127449. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Cote d’Ivoire

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Territorial Governance and Local Development: The objectives are to contribute to rural/urban development and poverty reduction through: (a) supporting provision of priority public goods and services at the commune level; and (b) promoting good local governance through decentralized and deconcentrated participatory local governance systems at the commune and provincial/district levels. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 10 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Cote d’Ivoire

Transportation

Agriculture Sector Support: The objective is to promote commercialization and diversification of the Ivorian agriculture sector. Bank Approval scheduled for 8 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P119308. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministère de l’Agriculture, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, Tel: (225-20) 218-526, E-mail: couln@yahoo.fr, Contact: Nouhoun Coulibaly, Directeur General -DPPS

Cote d’Ivoire

Transportation

Infrastructure Renewal Project: The objectives are to: (a) support the rehabilitation of basic infrastructure facilities; and (b) enhance the access to social services in targeted urban areas of Côte d’Ivoire. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 1 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Ethiopia

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Second Sustainable Land Management Project: The objectives are to: (a) reduce land degradation in agricultural landscapes; and (b) improve the agricultural productivity, incomes and resilience of small holder farmers. Decision Meeting scheduled for 24 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P133133. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Ethiopia

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Sustainable Land Management Project: The objectives are to: (a) reduce land degradation in agricultural landscapes; and (b) improve resilience of small holder farmers. Decision Meeting scheduled for 24 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 13.0 (GEFU). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Ethiopia

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Third Pastoral Community Development Project: The objectives are to: (a) enhance growth and stability of incomes; (b) increase asset base; and (c) improve access to public services among pastoral communities through the operationalization of demand driven models of investment and service delivery throughout Ethiopia’s pastoral and agro-pastoral woredas. Decision Meeting scheduled for 19 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P130276. US$ 100.0/95.0 (IDA Credit/IFAD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Ethiopia

Education

(R) General Education Quality Improvement II: The objective is to improve the quality of general education (grade 1-12) throughout the country. Decision Meeting scheduled for 31 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P129828. US$ 80.0/20.0/181.8/100.0/26.4/9.9 (IDA Credit/AID/DFID/EFAF/FINN/ITAL). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Ethiopia

Education

Second Protection of Basic Services Phase Additional Financing: The objective is to support the expanding access and improve the quality of basic services in education, health, agriculture, water supply and sanitation, and rural roads delivered by sub-national governments, while continuing to deepen transparency and local accountability in service delivery. Bank Approval completed on 22 February 2011. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P121727. US$ 173.4/246.6/110.0/19.2/2.6 (IDA Credit/IDA Grant/AFDB/DFID/KFW). Consultants will be required. Federal Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, PO Box 1037, Addis Ababa, Uganda, Tel: (251-11) 552-014, Fax: (251-11)-156-8537, E-mail: infomofed@mofed.gov.et, Contact: Ato Melaku Kifle, Coordinator

Ethiopia

Energy and Mining

Geothermal Development Project: The objective is to diversify Ethiopia’s electricity generation mix and increase electricity generation capacity. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 150.0/24.5/3.3/55.0 (IDA Credit/CSCF/ICEI/JBIC). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Ethiopia

Health and Other Social Services

Productive Safety Nets Program (APL III) Additional Financing: The objective is to support the Government to launch an effort to transform its existing humanitarian programs into an effective safety net system. Bank Approval completed on 29 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126430. US$ 370.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, PO Box 6247, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Tel: (251-11) 520-636, Fax: (251-11) 463-686, E-mail: moard-nr@ethionet.et, Contact: HE Said Baragoita, Minister

Ethiopia

Industry and Trade

Competitiveness and Job Creation Project: The objective is to support job creation, enhance competitiveness and increase investments within selected industrial zones in Ethiopia that are expected to be supported as part of the Bank’s new operation. Decision Meeting scheduled for 26 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P143302. US$ 100.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Ethiopia

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Second Local Government Development Project: The objective is to support the planning, delivery, and sustained povision of priority municipal services and infrastructure. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P133592. US$ 250.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Ethiopia

Transportation

(R) Second Transport Sector Project to Support the Fourth Road Sector Development Program: The objective is to upgrade selected trade corridor and road links. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 10 June 2013. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 330.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Ethiopia

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Second Water Supply Santiation Project: The objective is to support the government’s program focusing on rural and small towns and adapting the water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Decision Meeting scheduled for 26 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P133591. US$ 150.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Gabon

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Support to Critical Wetlands Ecosystems: The objective is to increase the knowledge base and to strengthen capacities of the national entities to sustainably manage critical wetlands ecosystems. Decision Meeting scheduled for 7 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P143914. US$ 7.4 (GEFU). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Gabon

Energy and Mining

(R) Rural Electrification and Capacity Building Project: The objectives are to: (a) increase access to modern energy services in rural areas; (b) improve end-use energy efficiency; and (c) enable future investments in hydropower. Decision Meeting scheduled for 18 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 30.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Gabon

Finance

(R) Economic Diversification and Competitiveness: The objectives are to: (a) establish a "One Stop Shop" for assistance to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and investors along the line; and (b) expand upon the Maison de l’entreprise concept. Decision Meeting scheduled for 3 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 30.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Finance, Libreville, Gabon, Tel: (241-05) 087-284

Gabon

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

CAB4 E-Government Applications Project: The objectives are to: (a) scale-up the e-government strategy; and (b) create an action plan to leverage the new connectivity. This E-gov Applications project will support selected eGovernment and flagship ICT applications. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 13 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 15.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

The Gambia

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Commercial Agriculture and Value Chain Management: The objectives are to: (a) increase agricultural productivity in selected value chains through improved input and output markets access and technology; (b) increase private investment in commercial agriculture, agricultural processing and marketing industries; and (c) improve market linkages between small-holders and larger commercial entities. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 14.0 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Agriculture, The Quadrangle, Banjul, The Gambia, Tel: (220) 422-9817, Fax: (220) 422-4278, E-mail: aaajobe@yahoo.co.uk, Contact: Abdou Rahmane Jobe, Permanent Secretary

The Gambia

Education

Results for Education Achievement and Development Project: The objectives are to: (a) improve the quality of teaching; (b) increase access for hard to reach children; and (c) enhance system monitoring. Decision Meeting scheduled for 1 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 11.7/6.9 (IDA Grant/EFAF). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, Willy Thorpe Place Bldg. Banjul, The Gambia, Tel: (220) 422-8522, Fax: (220) 422-5066, E-mail: sherifyunus@yahoo.com, Contact: Sherif Yunus Hydara

The Gambia

Health and Other Social Services

Community-Based Nutrition and Primary Health Care Project: The objective is to increase the coverage of community-based nutrition and primary health care services. Decision Meeting scheduled for 26 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P143650. US$ 3.0/5.0 (IDA Credit/HRBF). Consultants will be required. Consultant will be required during preparation. National Nutrition Agency (NaNA), The Gambia, Tel: (220) 449-8851, E-mail: nana@gamtel.gm; Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Government of The Gambia, The Gambia, Tel: (220) 422-8624, Fax: (220) 422-9325

The Gambia

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Integrated Financial Management and Information System (IFMIS) Project Additional Financing: The objective, a continuation of the parent IFMIS, is to support the Government of The Gambia to: (a) expand the existing IFMIS system and automate the National Records Service; (b) to strengthen national statistical capacity; and (c) to support an energy sector strategy. Decision Meeting scheduled for 16 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 5.0 (IDA Grant). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, Quadrangle, Banjul, POB. 3296, The Gambia, Tel: (220) 422-5713, Fax: (220) 422-7954

Ghana

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(N) Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Local Communities: The objective is to enhance the capacity and support specific initiatives of local communities in Ghana to strengthen their participation in the Forest Investment Program and other REDD+ processes at the local national, and global levels. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 7 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 5.5 (CSCF). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Ghana

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Forest Investment Program: The objective is to increase forest stocks and reduce deforestation and forest degradation in Ghana by supporting reforms and investments on forest related policies and practices. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 16 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 15.0/29.5 (IDA Credit/CSCF). Consultants will be required for project preparation. Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, PO Box M 212, Accra, Ghana, E-mail: majuamuk@yahoo.co.uk

Ghana

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Natural Resources and Environmental Governance Technical Assistance (Cr. H8510-GH): The objective is to provide targeted technical assistance to conceptualize, plan and implement institutional actions and policy reforms that will promote growth and poverty reduction through sustainable, inclusive and socially responsible natural resource management. Bank Approval completed on 6 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P129769. US$ 5.0 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology, PO Box M 232, Accra, Ghana, Tel: (233-24) 863-9270, Fax: (233-30) 268-8913, E-mail: fredua_agyeman@yahoo.com, Contact: Fredua Agyeman, Technical Director; Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Ministries, Accra, Ghana, Tel: (233-24) 436-2510, E-mail: majuamuk@yahoo.co.uk, Contact: Musah Abu-Juam, Technical Director

Ghana

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Sustainable Land and Water Management Additional Financing: The objectives are to: (a) improve sustainable land and water management practices to reduce land degradation and enhance maintenance of biodiversity in selected micro-watersheds; and (b) strengthen spatial planning for identification of linked watershed investments in the Northern Savannah region of Ghana. Decision Meeting scheduled for 20 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 8.7 (GEFU). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Environment Science and Technology, Ghana, Contact: Nicholas Iddi, Project Coordinator

Ghana

Education

(R) Ghana Secondary Education Project: The objective is to increase access and improve equity and quality of secondary education in Ghana. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 25 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 100.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Ghana

Finance

Financial Sector Support Project: The objective is to support the development of Ghana’s financial sector and the implementation of Ghana’s ‘Financial Sector Strategic Plan II’ by addressing key issues in priority areas such as banking and pensions. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 17 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 15.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Ghana

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Maternal and Child Health Improvement Project: The objective is to improve reproductive, maternal and child health. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 20 June 2013. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 68.0/5.0 (IDA Credit/HRBF). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Ghana

Health and Other Social Services

Health Insurance and Nutrition: The objectives are to: (a) strengthen the financial and operational management of the National Health Insurance Scheme; and (b) finance activities related to community-based health and nutrition services for children under the age of two and pregnant women in the entire Ghana population. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 90.0/15.0 (IDA Credit/HRBF). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Ghana

Health and Other Social Services

Youth Employment: The objective is to enhance the employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for youth, especially disadvantaged youth, through intermediary services for job training and start up schemes provided by the private and public sector. Decision Meeting scheduled for 5 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P132248. US$ 60.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Ghana

Industry and Trade

Ghana Competitiveness: The objective is to support improved competitiveness of high potential sub-sectors of Ghana’s economy, particularly manufacturing. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 21 January 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Ghana

Information and Communications

(R) Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Social Transformation: The objective is to support ICT applications to transform strategic government agencies and improve citizens’ access to information. Decision Meeting scheduled for 18 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P144140. US$ 97.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Ghana

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Macro Stability for Competitivess and Growth: The objectives are to support: (a) the need for macroeconomic stabilization and greater executive efficiency; and (b) transparency and accountability to provide adequate funding for the reduction of poverty by improving resource allocation efficiency and setting an environment more supportive of a competitive economy. Decision Meeting scheduled for 22 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 250.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Ghana

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Statistics Development Program (Cr. 50100-GH): The objective is to modernize and streamline the Ghana National Statistical System to ensure that it is sufficiently equipped in terms of human resources, essential tools and infrastructure to produce and disseminate reliable and timely statistics. Bank Approval completed on 25 August 2011. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P118858. US$ 30.0/10.0 (IDA Credit/SRTF). Consultants will be required. Ghana Statistical Service, PO Box GP 1098, Accra, Ghana, Tel: (233-21) 682-647/657, Fax: (233-21) 664-304, E-mail: Grace.bediako@gmail.com, Contact: Humayun Kabir, Secretary

Ghana

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) Sanitation and Water (Cr. H8540-GH): The objectives are to: (a) increase access to water supply and improve sanitation, particularly in peri-urban areas; (b) enhance the sustainability of service provision; and (c) improve information on the access, quality and sustainability of water and sanitation services. Bank Approval completed on 6 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P119063. US$ 150.0 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Ghana Water Company Ltd. (GWCL), PIU, Ghana, Contact: Yuba Raj Pandey, Vice Chairman

Ghana

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Second Small Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Additional Financing: The objective is to increase access to sustainable water supply and sanitation services in small towns in six regions of the recipient. Bank Approval completed on 12 May 2009. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P115065. US$ 15.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), Private Mail Bag, Airport, Accra, Ghana, Tel: (233-30) 251-8401, Fax: (233-30) 251-8405, E-mail: infor@cwsa.org, Contact: Adetokunbo Abiru, Finance Commissioner

Guinea

Energy and Mining

Electricity Sector Efficiency Enhancement Additional Financing: The objectives are to support: (a) the cost overrun of the original project; and (b) new activities given sector deterioration, based on the ongoing Sector Diagnostic and Recovery Study. Bank Approval completed on 31 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P129148. US$ 18.3 (IDA Grant). No consultants are required. Electricte De Guinee, EDG Head Office, Conakry, Guinea, Tel: (224-6) 208-9780, E-mail: abdoulrachid@hotmail.com, Contact: HE Said Baragoita, Minister

Guinea

Finance

(R) Development Corridor Growth (Cr. H8670-GN): The objective is to contribute to private sector development in Guinea by: (a) creating conditions for improved competitiveness, enterprise development, investment promotion; and (b) supporting selected value chains. Bank Approval completed on 28 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P128443. US$ 10.0 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Finance and Economy, BP 579, Conakry, Guinea, Tel: (224-30) 451-795, E-mail: ramarama134@yahoo.fr, Contact: Mme Ramatoulaye, Bah

Guinea

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Conakry Urban Water Infrastructures Renewal Project: The objective is to increase sustainable access to water services in Conakry through rehabilitation, renewal and densification of the water supply system. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 10 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 10.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Guinea-Bissau

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Emergency Food Security Support Additional Financing: The objectives are to: (a) improve food security for the most vulnerable population, including children; and (b) increase smallholder rice production in project areas. Appraisal scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 7.0 (GFDR). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Rui de Principe, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, Tel: (245) 205-904, E-mail: Rdjata@gmail.com, Contact: Mr. Rui Nene Djata, Project Coordinator

Guinea-Bissau

Education

(R) Education for All Fast Track Initiative Program: The objective is to improve the delivery of basic education services with a focus on greater and more equitable access, better quality and improved local governance. First Grant Funding Request Approval scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P114115. US$ 12.0 (EFAF). Consultants will be required. Ministry of National Education, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, Tel: (245) 320-5481, Contact: Alfredo Gomes, Coordinator, Project Preparation Team

Guinea-Bissau

Energy and Mining

Emergency Electricity and Water Rehabilitation Additional Financing: The objective is to assist the Government of Guinea-Bissau in the rapid restoration and improvement of electricity and water services in the capital city of Bissau. This project is on hold until further notice. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P125374. US$ 2.2 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Economy, Planning, and Regional Integration, 37 Ave. Amilar Cabral, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, Tel: (245) 320-7286, Fax: (245) 320-4846, E-mail: hembalo@hotmail.com, Contact: Luis Alberto Gomes, Coordinator

Guinea-Bissau

Industry and Trade

(R) Agribusiness Development and Private Sector Rehabilitation: The objectives are to: (a) improve investment climate and entrepreneurship development; and (b) support cashew agribusiness development. Negotiations scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 4.0/4.0 (IDA Credit/IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Economy, Planning, and Regional Integration, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, Tel: (245) 320-7286, Fax: (245) 320-4846, E-mail: pmri@orange-bissau.com~

Guinea-Bissau

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Development Policy Operation: The objective is to support the four pillars of the Government second Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper and follow a similar structure of the previous EGRGs series. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 7.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Finance, Av A. Cabral No. 67, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, Tel: (245) 666-6668, Fax: (245) 320-5156, E-mail: jocava@hotmail.com, Contact: Carlos Casimiro, Secretary of Treasury and Accounting

Guinea-Bissau

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Electricity and Water Reform: The objective is to meet the electricity and water supply needs of the country in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner in order to contribute to economic growth and well-being of the population of Guinea-Bissau. This project is on holder until further notice. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P120917. US$ 7.0/9.0 (IDA Credit/ZMUL). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Economy, Planning, and Regional Integration, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, Tel: (245) 320-7286, Fax: (245) 320-4846, E-mail: pmri@orange-bissau.com, Contact: Luis Cruz Gomes, Coordinator

Kenya

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Strategic Partnership for Fisheries in Africa: The objective is to create a platform for facilitating the development, adoption and implementation of reforms in the fishery governance and management. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 15.5/2.5 (DFID/GEFU). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Kenya

Energy and Mining

Electricity Modernization Project: The objective is to improve the risk profile of Kenya Power and Lighting Company Ltd. (KPLC) for commercial lenders and support KPLC obtain commercial loans for longer tenors at competitive interest rates. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 50.0 (GUID). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Kenya

Energy and Mining

Menengai Geothermal: The objectives are to: (a) develop geothermal resources in the Menengai field and make them available for electricity generation; and (b) establish transmission lines to connect Menengai to the national grid. Decision Meeting scheduled for 17 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 115.0/170.0/120.0/40.0/36.0 (IDA Credit/AFD/AFDB/CIF/EUIB). Consulting services to be determined. Geothermal Development Company (GDC), Taj Tower, Upper Hill PO Box 100746-00101, Nairobi, Kenya, Tel: (254-20) 242-7516, E-mail: md@gdc.co.ke, Contact: Dr. Silas M. Simiyu

Kenya

Energy and Mining

Power System Development: The objective is to ensure that access to reliable, cost effective, and high quality supply of electricity is sustained to business enterprises and households. Decision Meeting scheduled for 22 January 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P120014. US$ 200.0/50.0 (IDA Credit/FRDE). Consultants will be required. Kenya Power and Lighting Co. Ltd. Stima Plaza, Kolobot Road, PO Box 30099, Nairobi, Kenya, Tel: (254-20) 243-366, Fax: (254-20) 310-336, Contact: John Njoroge, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer; Ministry of Energy, Nyayo House, PO Box 30582, Nairobi, Kenya, Tel: (254-20) 255-0680, Fax: (254-20) 222-8314, E-mail: ps@energymin.go.ke, Contact: Patrick Nyoike, Permanent Secretary

Kenya

Health and Other Social Services

(N) Cash Transfers for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Additional Financing: The objective is to increase social safety net access for extremely poor OVC households, through an effective and efficient expansion of the CT-OVC program and building the capacity of the National Safety Net Program (NSNP) Preparation scheduled for 30 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 10.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Services

Kenya

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Health Sector Support Project Additional Financing: The objective is to support scaling-up of the Results Based Financing (RBF) initiative. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 31 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 30.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation; and Ministry of Medical Services, Afya House, PO Box 30016-00100, Nairobi, Kenya, Tel: (254-20) 271-7077, Fax: (254-20) 271-3234, E-mail: head.ddpc@domckenya.or.ke

Kenya

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Petroleum Technical Assistance Project (KEPTAP): The objective is to strengthen the capacity of the government to manage its petroleum sector for sustainable development impacts. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Energy, Kenya

Kenya

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Water Towers Sustainable Management Program (Cr. 52680-KE): The objective is to assist the Government in: (a) enhancing integrated water resources management; and (b) increasing bulk water supply with enhanced reliability through new water resources infrastructure development in support of economic growth, poverty reduction and drought/flood resilience. Bank Approval completed on 18 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P117635. US$ 155.0/20.0 (IDA Credit/KFW). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Maji House, Nairobi, Kenya, Tel: (254-20) 271-6103, E-mail: ewscr-project@water.go.ke, Contact: R. K. Gaita, Director, Irrigation, Drainage and Water Storage

Kenya

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

National Integrated Safety Net Program (Cr. 52870-KE): The objective is to support the Government to: (a) scale-up existing cash transfers in a coordinated way; (b) increase harmonization of existing programs through the establishment of core operational systems; and (c) develop a strong governance and accountability framework for the sector. Bank Approval scheduled for 23 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P131305. US$ 250.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development, PO Box 16936-00100, NSSF Building, Block A, Eastern Wing, Nairobi, Kenya, Tel: (254-20) 272-7980, Fax: (254-20) 273-4417, E-mail: information@gender.go.ke, Contact: Prof. Jacqueline Oduol, Permanent Secretary

Kenya

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Urban Water and Sanitation OBA Fund for Low Income Areas: The objective is to increase the number of people in low income areas with access to improved water supply and sanitation services in Kenyan towns and cities. First Grant Funding Request Approval scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 11.7 (GPBA). Consulting services to be determined. Water Services Trust Fund, CIC Plaza, Mara Road, Upperhill, Nairobi, Kenya, Tel: (254-02) 0272-0696, E-mail: musyoki@wstfkenya.org, Contact: Jacqueline Musyoki~

Lesotho

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Maternal and Newborn Health Performance Based Financing (Cr. 52290-LS): The objective is to improve the quality and increase the uptake of maternal and newborn health services. The credit was signed on 18 April 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 12.0/4.0 (IDA Credit/HRBF). No consultants are required. Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Maseru, Lesotho, Tel: (226) 2231-4404, Contact: Malefetsane Masasa, Director of Health Planning

Lesotho

Industry and Trade

(R) Second Private Sector Competitiveness and Economic Diversification: The objectives are to support business environment reforms, improve access to finance for SMEs and increase private investment in targeted sectors. Project Concept Note completed on 24 June 2013. Appraisal scheduled for 19 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P144933. US$ 13.1 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, PO Box 19466, Lesotho, Tel: (266) 2231-0826, Fax: (266) 2231-1041, E-mail: thahanet@finance.gov.ls

Lesotho

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) First Poverty Reduction Support Credit (Cr. H8500-LS): The objective is to support the reform program of the Government of Lesotho geared towards: (a) poverty reduction, (b) inclusive growth and (c) improving public service delivery. The grant was signed on 12 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 20.0 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, PO Box 395, Maseru, Lesotho, Tel: (266) 2232-3703, Fax: (267) 395-6086, E-mail: mkhethisa@finance.gov.ls, Contact: Mosito Khethisa, Principal Secretary

Lesotho

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Public Financial Management Reform Support Program: The objectives are to: (a) improve public expenditure efficiency; and (b) effectiveness by strengthening the internal controls, accounting, reporting and oversight of government finances at the central and decentralized levels in MDAs and districts in Lesotho. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 5.0 (IDA Grant). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Liberia

Energy and Mining

Accelerated Electricity Expansion Project (LACEEP) (Cr. 52520-LR): The objective is to increase access to more cost effective, reliable and higher quality electricity services for households and business in Liberia through: (a) increase of electricity supply; (b) expansion of the distribution network; and (c) strengthening of the institutions involved in the sector. Bank Approval completed on 30 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P133445. US$ 35.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC), PO Box 165, Waterside, Liberia, Tel: (231-88) 071-9963, E-mail: lecliberia@yahoo.com, Contact: Mr. Shahid Mohammad, Chief Executive Director

Liberia

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Health Systems Strengthening (Cr. 52440-LR): The objective is to strengthen the institutional foundations of the health sector in an effort to achieve tangible improvements in health outcomes, through a more responsive decentralised system. The credit was signed on 3 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P128909. US$ 10.0/5.0 (IDA Credit/HRBF). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Monrovia, Liberia, Fax: (253) 679-0895, E-mail: wtgwenigale@mohsw.gov.lr, Contact: Dr. Walter T. Gwenigale~

Liberia

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Fifth Reengagement and Reform Budget Support (Cr. 52770-LR): The objectives are to: (a) support the Government reforms to strengthen governance; and (b) improve the environment for private sector-led inclusive growth. Bank Approval completed on 26 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 10.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Minister of Finance, Liberia, Tel: (231-886) 578-921, E-mail: ngafuan@yahoo.com, Contact: Hon. Augustine Ngafuan, Minister of Finance

Liberia

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Public Sector Modernization Project: The objective is to scale-up the foundational activities that were introduced to rebuild the Liberian Civil Service after the war. Decision Meeting scheduled for 15 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 2.0/3.5/7.0 (IDA Credit/AID/SIDA). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Liberia

Transportation

Urban Rural Infrastructure Rehab Additional Financing: The objective is to support the Government to improve: (a) road access in Monrovia and targeted rural roads; and (b) institutional structure for technical management of the road sector. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 25 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 28.0 (IDA Grant). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Madagascar

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Irrigation and Watershed Management: The objective is to establish a viable basis for irrigated rice production and natural resources management in selected irrigation sites and their surrounding watersheds. Bank Approval scheduled for 31 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P128831. US$ 12.7 (PHRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Agriculture, Madagascar, Tel: (261-2022) 474-385, E-mail: cpnbvpi@blueline.mg, Contact: Lantonirina Ramaroson, National Coordinator

Madagascar

Education

(R) Education For All GPEF: The objective is to improve access to, and quality of, education especially in vulenrable areas. Bank Approval scheduled for 19 December 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 85.4 (FTIE). Consulting services to be determined. Unite d’appui technique- Education pour Tous, UAT-EPT Anosy, Madagascar, Tel: (261-20) 222-8295, E-mail: uat_ept@moov.mg, Contact: Josiane Rabetokotany, Technical Coordinator, UAT

Madagascar

Energy and Mining

Second Power/Water Sectors Recovery and Restructuring APL: The objective is to lay the foundation for the sustainable expansion of a commercially-oriented utility in a most cost-efficient way by investing in strategically important areas: (a) HV interconnections of the main load-centres; (b) preparation of the next large scale hydro facility; and (c) investments and TA necessary. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 18 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 50.0/50.0/64.0/70.0 (IDA Credit/AFDB/ZBIL/ZPCO). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Madagascar

Health and Other Social Services

Sustainable Health System Development-Phase II: The objective is to strengthen the health system and increase its capacity to provide the necessary production, financing, delivery and management support for delivery of services necessary to meet the eventual objectives of reducing child and maternal mortality, controlling illnesses due to malaria, sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV/AIDS. Bank Approval scheduled for 28 February 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P106675. US$ 45.0/19.5 (IDA Credit/FRDE). No consultants are required. Cellule d’Execution de Programme, Ministry of Health and Family Planning, Nouvel Immeuble ARO, Antananarivo, Madagascar, Tel: (261-20) 226-6667, E-mail: ugpcresan@simicro.mg, Contact: Docteur Rakotomalala Remi, Coordonnateur National du Project PDSSP

Madagascar

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Growth and Infrastructure: The objectives are to: (a) consolidate and deepen the impacts in the three existing sub-regions (growth poles); and (b) extend the interventions to adjacent sub-regions with high growth potential to establish growth corridors. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 3 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 100.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Madagascar

Transportation

Adaptation to Climate Change Least Developed Countries Fund: The objective is to strengthen the ability of poor rural households in the arid communities of southern Madagascar to adapt to the effects of climate change and climate variability on their immediate livelihoods. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 30 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 7.0 (GEFU). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Malawi

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Shire Valley Irrigation Support: The objectives are to: (a) raise agricultural productivity and profitability for agricultural producers, including small-holders, in the Lower Shire Valley; and (b) broaden Malawi’s export base by establishing market-driven productive ventures and providing efficient and sustainable irrigation services. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 27 June 2013. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 100.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MOAFS), PO Box 30134, Capital City, Malawi, Tel: (265-1) 789-033, Fax: (265-1) 789-218, E-mail: xtluhanga@yahoo.com, Contact: Mr. Sandram Maweru, Principal Secretary

Malawi

Education

Higher Education and Skills Development: The objectives are to: (a) develop a skilled and flexible labor force including engineers, technicians, basic artisans and business leaders; (b) create and disseminate new ideas and technologies; and (c) enhance capacity to access existing stores of global knowledge and adapt this knowledge to local use. Decision Meeting scheduled for 15 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P131660. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Malawi

Industry and Trade

(N) Business Enabling Environment Project: The objective is to improve the business enabling environment in Malawi. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 5.2 (AFRF). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Malawi

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) First Development Policy Operation (Cr. H8490-MW): The objective is to support the Government to: (a) consolidate fiscal discipline and sound macroeconomic management; (b) enhance the business environment, competitiveness and productivity; (c) strengthen public finance management; and (d) enhance human capital and reduce vulnerabilities. The grant was signed on 5 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P133663. US$ 50.0 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Finance, Capital Hill, PO Box 30049, Lilongwe 3, Malawi, Tel: (265-1) 789-355, Fax: (265-1) 789-173, E-mail: finance@finance.gov.mw, min-finance@finance.gov.mw, Contact: Yuba Raj Pandey, Vice Chairman

Malawi

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Second Economic Recovery Development Policy Operation: The objectives are to strengthen macroeconomic and public finance management and lay the foundation for stronger growth and protection of the poor. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 28 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 50.0 (IDA Grant). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Finance, Capital Hill, PO Box 30049, Capital City, Lilongwe 3, Malawi, Tel: (265-1) 789-355, Fax: (265-1) 789-173, E-mail: finance@finance.gov.mw / min-finance@finance.gov.mw

Malawi

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Malawi Fourth Social Action Fund APL III (MASAF IV): The objective is to improve and reform MASAF into the National productive safety net program for direct cash and other safety nets benefits in the country. Decision Meeting scheduled for 23 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 25.0/25.0 (IDA Credit/IDA Grant). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Mali

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Natural Resources Management in a Changing Climate: The objective is to expand the adoption of sustainable land and water management practices in targeted communes in Mali. Decision Meeting completed on 25 June 2013. Appraisal scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P145799. US$ 12.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. AEDD, Bamako, Mali, Tel: (223-20) 235-867, E-mail: mgkou@yahoo.fr

Mali

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Natural Resources Management in a Changing Climate: The objective is to expand the adoption of sustainable land and water management practices in targeted Communes in Mali. Decision Meeting completed on 25 June 2013. Appraisal scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P129516. US$ 8.4 (GEFU). Consulting services to be determined. Agency for the Environment and Sustainable Development (AEDD), Bamako, Mali, Tel: (223-20) 235-867, E-mail: mgkou@yahoo.fr, Contact: Mamadou Gakou

Mali

Education

(N) Skills for Employability and Growth: The objective is to support higher youth productivity and employability and stronger skills for key sectors of the economy by improving the effectiveness of skill development in the formal and informal sector. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 18 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Mali

Education

Education For All Initiative Fast Track Initiative Grant: The objective is to support the Government’s Education Sector Program to: (a) improve access and equity in basic education (including literacy programs); (b) improve quality, efficiency, and relevance of basic education; and (c) strengthen sector management through decentralized management of basic education services. First Grant Funding Request Approval scheduled for 18 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 41.7 (EFAF). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Mali

Energy and Mining

(N) Banda Gas to Power Guarantee: The objective is to enable production of natural gas to increase reliable, competitive and environmentally sustainable electricity supply for Mauritanian, Senegalese and Malian households and industry. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 17.0 (GUID). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Mali

Energy and Mining

(N) Rural Electrification Hybrid System Project GPOBA: The objective is to increase access to modern energy for 13,800 low income rural households (150,000 individuals) in rural areas in Mali. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 5.0 (GPBA). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Mali

Energy and Mining

(R) Rural Electrification Hybrid System Project: The objective is to scale-up the scope and effectiveness of hybrid mini-grid schemes in isolated off-grid areas in Mali. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 28 June 2013. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 25.0/15.5 (IDA Credit/CIF). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Mali

Industry and Trade

(R) Agricultural Competitiveness and Diversification Additional Financing: The objective is to support the improvements in the performance of supply chains for a range of agricultural, livestock and fishery products. The credit was signed on 27 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 20.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministere de l’Agriculture, BP 61, Mali, Tel: (223) 222-4378, Contact: Paul Kifere Dembele, Coordinateur Par Intérim

Mali

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Sixth Development Policy Loan (Cr. 52640-ML): The objectives are to: (a) strengthen institutional health and social protection framework and build resilience to internal and external shocks; (b) strengthen financial governance; and (c) improve the policy environment to promote competitiveness and employment opportunities. Bank Approval completed on 18 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P125866. US$ 80.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Economy and Finance, PO Box 234, Bamako, Mali, Tel: (223) 222-5858/7798, Fax: (223) 222-0192, E-mail: sg@finances.gov.ml, Contact: Yuba Raj Pandey, Vice Chairman

Mali

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Bamako Water Supply: The objective is to support the Government’s efforts to increase access to sustainable water services in Bamako. Appraisal scheduled for 9 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P122826. US$ 70.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Societe Malienne de Patrimoine de l’Eau Potable (SOMAPEP), Siege Social Bamako, Quartier Magnamboug, Bamako, Mali, Tel: (223-20) 220-026, Fax: (223-20) 220-200, E-mail: atdiarra56@yahoo.fr, Contact: Adama Tiemoko Diarra, Chevalier de l’Ordre National

Mauritania

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(N) Sustainable Land Management under SAWAP: The objective is to support the Government’s effort in operationalizing its biodiversity strategy and the Great Green Wall Initiative in Mauritania. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 3 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 10.5 (GEFU). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Mauritania

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Irrigation Project: The objective is to support the Government with the new strategy and its policy implications for the irrigation sector. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 6.6 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Mauritania

Education

(R) Second Education for All Fast Track Initiative: The objective is to improve access to, and quality of, basic education, maintain equity and increase learning outcomes. Bank Approval scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126902. US$ 12.4 (EFAF). Consultants will be required. Direction des Projets Education et Formation (DPEF), BP 6541, Nouakchott, Mauritania, Tel: (222) 525-2063, Fax: (222) 525-1513, E-mail: chrif@dpef.mr, Contact: Mr. Mohamed Mahmoud Ould

Mauritania

Energy and Mining

Gas to Power: The objective is to use natural gas discovered offshore for a power station to be built near Nouackchott. Regional Review scheduled for 18 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 60.0/20.0 (GUAR/GUID). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Energy, BP 199, Rond-Point Sebkha, Nouakchott, Mauritania, Tel: (222-46) 431-537, Fax: (222-44) 297-456, E-mail: kane@acces.mr, kane@hydraulique.gov.mr, Contact: Mamadou Amadou Kane, Directeur General de l’Electricite

Mauritania

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Local Development and Youth Employment (Cr. 52720-MR, Cr. H8610-MR): The objective is to make decentralization more effective and its contribution to youth employment more important, by strengthening Local Governments particularly through setting up a set of tools, including a sustainable fiscal transfer mechanism, institutional and efficient capacity building, and strong monitoring and control. Bank Approval completed on 18 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127543. US$ 5.0/20.0/25.0 (IDA Credit/IDA Grant/ECEU). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Economic Affairs and Development, Nouakchott, Mauritania, Tel: (222) 4529-0601, Fax: (222) 525-4617, E-mail: Babetta@pdu.mr, Contact: Mr. Mohamed Ould Babetta, Project Coordinator

Mauritania

Transportation

(R) Nouakchott Port Development: The objective is to secure the extension of the port of Nouakchott to face its growth perspectives, while improving the environmental impact of the port’s initial construction and development. Appraisal scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P108554. US$ 50.0/55.0 (IBRD/ZPCO). Consultants will be required. Port Autonome de Nouakchott (PANPA), BP 5103, Nouakchott, Mauritania, Tel: (222) 525-3859, Fax: (222) 251-794, Contact: Ahmed Ould Moctar, Directeur General

Mauritius

Transportation

Road Asset Management and Safety: The objectives are to: (a) reduce the user’s cost on the priority sections of the primary and secondary road network; (b) improve the institutional framework for road safety; and (c) strengthen asset management in the road sector. Decision Meeting scheduled for 11 December 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P129015. US$ 75.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Government House, Port Louis, Mauritius, Tel: (230) 201-1146

Mozambique

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Conservation Areas for Biodiversity and Development: The objective is to support the development and management of Mozambique’s Conservation Areas system in order to improve biodiversity conservation, economic growth and sustainable livelihoods. Decision Meeting scheduled for 17 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 70.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Mozambique

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Conservation Areas for Biodiversity and Development—GEF: The objective is to support the development and management of Mozambique conservation areas’ system in order to improve biodiversity conservation, economic growth and sustainable livelihoods. Decision Meeting scheduled for 17 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 5.2 (GEFU). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Mozambique

Education

Early Child Development and Nutrition: The objective is to assist the Government to: (a) pilot various types of community-based ECD interventions; (b) include provision of nutrition services for pregnant mothers and young children; and (c) create an ECD unit within the Ministry of Education. Bank Approval completed on 1 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P124729. US$ 40.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Government of Mozambique, Mozambique, Tel: (258-21) 480-700, Fax: (258-21) 490-979, Contact: HE Said Baragoita, Minister

Mozambique

Finance

Financial Sector Development Policy Operation: The objective is to support the Government’s policy measures emanating from the Financial Sector Development Strategy 2012-2020, especially those that promote access to finance while maintaining financial sector stability and resilience. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 25.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Mozambique

Health and Other Social Services

Community Nutrition Enhancement: The objective is to support the implementation of Mozambique’s multisectoral nutrition action plan to reduce chronic malnutrition. Bank Approval completed on 24 January 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P125477. US$ 37.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Ministry of Health, Av. Eduardo Mondlane, 1008, Maputo, Mozambique, Tel: (258-21) 427-131, Fax: (258-21) 427-133, E-mail: gbminsau@tropical.co.mz, Contact: Prof. Garrido Paulo Ivo, Project Manager

Mozambique

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Economic Governance: The objectives are to: (a) promote the efficiency, transparency and accountability in the use of public resources through improving public financial management and national statistics systems; and (b) enhance the effectiveness of the justice system to improve the investment climate. Decision Meeting completed on 2 July 2013. Appraisal scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Mozambique

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Climate Resilient Growth—Transforming Hydro-Meteorological Services: The objectives are to: (a) lower the climate related risks to local communities; and (b) strengthen hydrological and meteorological information systems and services to deliver reliable and timely information that increases climate resilience. The loan was signed on 22 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P131049. US$ 15.0/6.0 (CSCF/NDF).Consultants will be required. The National Directorate of Water (DNA, Direcção Nacional de Águas), Rua de Imprense 162, C.P. Maputo, Mozambique, Tel: (258-2) 131-2571, E-mail: ssaranga@dnaguas.gov.mz, Contact: Suzana Saranga Loforte; The National Institute for Meteorology (INAM, Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia), Rua de Mukumbura 164, C.P. Maputo, Mozambique, Tel: (258-2) 149-3193, E-mail: moises_b@inam.gov.mz, Contact: Vicente Benessene Moises

Mozambique

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Ninth Poverty Reduction Support Credit (Cr. 52990-MZ): The objective is to continue to assist the Government of Mozambique to implement key policy actions outlined in its 2011-2014 Action Plan for the Reduction of Poverty (known as PARP), which supports a subset of objectives from the PARP results matrix focusing on improving public financial management systems and adopting growth enhancing reforms. Bank Approval scheduled for 16 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 110.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Finance, 929, Rua da Marginal, Chokwe, Mozambique, Tel: (258-21) 315-013, Fax: (258-21) 313-747, E-mail: roda@mpf-moz.net

Mozambique

Transportation

(N) Roads and Bridges Management and Maintenance Project Phase 2 Additional Financing: The objective is to stimulate growth and contribute to poverty reduction through improved road infrastructure, better sector policies, and enhanced roads sector management. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 17 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Consulting services to be determined. Administracao Nacional de Estradas (ANE), Av.de Mocambique N0. 1225, Caixa Postal 403, Maputo, Mozambique, Tel: (258-1) 476-163, Fax: (258-1) 475-862; Road Fund, 1st Floor 170 Martires de Inhaminga Ave. Maputo, Mozambique, Tel: (258-21) 305-589, Fax: (258-21) 305-069

Mozambique

Transportation

Integrated Growth Poles (Cr. 52370-MZ): The objective is to support the preparation of the growth poles operation that will promote broad based and integrated growth in specific sub-regions in Mozambique, especially in Tete and Nampula. Bank Approval completed on 25 April 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127303. US$ 100.0/10.0 (IDA Credit/ZPCO). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Planning and Development, Av. Ahmed S. Toure 21, 4th Floor, Caixa Postal 272, Mozambique, Tel: (258-21) 492-268, Fax: (258-21) 497-663, E-mail: aubisse@gmail.com, Contact: Adriano Ubisse, National Director of Investment and Cooperation

Mozambique

Transportation

Roads and Bridges Management and Maintenance Program Phase III: The objective is to improve access of the population to all-season roads through maintenance, rehabilitation and upgrading of the classified road network. Decision Meeting scheduled for 3 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 200.0/16.0/5.0 (IDA Credit/CIF/NDF). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Mozambique

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Water Resources Development Flood Response Additional Financing: The objective, same as the parent project, is to strengthen the management of national water resources and increase the yield from Corumana dam to augment water supply for the Greater Maputo Metropolitan Area. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 18 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 32.5 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Direccao Nacional de Aguas/Ministerio das Obras Publicas e Habitacao, Av. 25 de Setembro, 942, 3o Andar, Maputo, Mozambique, Tel: (258-21) 312-568/570, Fax: (258-21) 312-571, E-mail: jalferes@dnaguas.gov.mz

Mozambique

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Cities and Climate Change Pilot Project for Climate Resilience (PPCR) Additional Financing: The objective is to reduce current and future weather induced impacts on poor population and on Mozambique’s fragile economy. Specifically, supporting the green infrastructure investments in the City of Beira, aiming at protecting existing natural drainages courses to increase the city resilience to floods. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 29 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 6.5/9.3 (CSCC/CSCF). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Mozambique

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Greater Maputo Water Supply Expansion (Cr. 52900-MZ): The objectives are to: (a) increase the production and treatment capacity of water to assist in meeting the water demand in the Greater Maputo Area; and (b) promote the sustainable operation of the existing water supply system. Bank Approval scheduled for 25 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P125120. US$ 178.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. FIPAG (Water Supply Investment Fund), Rua Pereira d’Eca, Nr. 241, Maputo, Mozambique, Tel: (258-21) 491-529, Fax: (258-21) 498-881~; CRA (Water Regulatory Council), Mozambique, Tel: (258-21) 312-825, Fax: (258-21) 312-826~

Niger

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Community Action Program Phase 3 (Cr. H8550-NE): The objective is to consolidate the capacity of Nigerien Communes to design and implement local development and investment plans in order to enhance, in a sustainable manner, local rural livelihoods. The grant was signed on 7 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P132306. US$ 40.0 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Agriculture, Niger, Tel: (227-20) 732-058, E-mail: m.dagna@yahoo.fr, Contact: Dr. Dagna Moumouni

Niger

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Private Sector Group Integrated Ecosystems Management: The objective is to reduce land degradation and promote sustainable land management in Niger. Bank Approval completed on 31 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 4.5 (GEFU). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Agriculture, Niger, Tel: (227-20) 732-058, E-mail: m.dagna@yahoo.fr, Contact: Dr. Dagna Moumouni

Niger

Education

(R) Skills Development for Growth (Cr. H8400-NE): The objectives are to: (a) support the Government in its efforts to improve the quality and labor-market relevance of training programs; and (b) strengthen the institutional environment for a more effective and efficient skills development system, with a focus on select institutions and economic sectors. The grant was signed on 7 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126049. US$ 30.0 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Labor and Professional Training, Mali Bero, Niamey, Niger, Tel: (227) 9052-3086, E-mail: idi_manou@yahoo.fr, Contact: Idi Manou

Niger

Education

Basic Education Support: The objective is to support the Government’s Education Sector Program for the period of 2013-2016 by improving equitable access to and learning outcomes in basic education. Appraisal scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P132405. US$ 82.7 (FTIE). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Niger

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Second Shared Growth Credit (Cr. 52380-NE): The objectives are to: (a) enhance Niger’s business environment; (b) strengthen institutions for agricultural research and irrigation; and (c) strengthen public financial management. The credit was signed on 7 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Ministry of Planning, Regional, and Community Development, Niger, Tel: (227-9) 696-6613, E-mail: yacoubousani@yahoo.fr, Contact: Sani Yacoubou

Niger

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Public Sector Capacity and Performance for Service Delivery: The objective is to contribute to more effective service delivery and public policy implementation in Niger. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 15 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Niger

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(N) Disaster Risk Management and Urban Development Project: The objectives are to: (a) assist with flood protection infrastructure; and (b) support local governance to improve land use practices to foster more effective service delivery in line with existing urban development plans and regulations. Decision Meeting scheduled for 10 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 6.6 (GEFU). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Niger

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Disaster Risk Management and Urban Infrastructure Development Project: The objective is to strengthen the local governments through technical assistance and investments in land-use planning, urban development and disaster risk management. Decision Meeting scheduled for 26 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 100.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Nigeria

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Agriculture Sector Development Policy Operation (Cr. 52670-NG): The objective is to support the Government’s agricultural transformation agenda through policy and institutional reforms by: (a) improving the effectiveness of public spending; (b) encouraging private sector investments; and (c) establishing effective implementation modalities at all levels of the government. Bank Approval completed on 25 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 100.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nigeria, Contact: Dr. Adetunji Oredipe, Sr. Technical Advisor

Nigeria

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Commercial Agricultural Development Additional Financing: The objective, same as the parent project, is to increase: (a) growth rates in targeted commodities in each state; (b) value processing and commercialization of targeted commodities; and (c) farm and non-farm incomes among project beneficiaries. Bank Approval completed on 28 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 100.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Nigeria

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Third National Fadama Development Project Additional Financing: The objective is to support the Government to scale-up the competitive and profitable farming system and enhanced rural livelihoods through: (a) better yield (competitive output), (b) remunerative prices from increased value addition, (c) higher disposable income, (d) asset accumulation, and (e) improved household food security. Bank Approval completed on 28 June 2013. Signing scheduled for 22 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 200.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. National Fadama Coordination Office (NFCO), Nigeria, Tel: (234-803) 442-8689, E-mail: fadamanfco@fadama.net, Contact: Yuba Raj Pandey, Vice Chairman

Nigeria

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Irrigation and Water Resources Management: The objective is to improve the performance and financial sustainability of irrigation service delivery and water resource management in pilot States. Decision Meeting scheduled for 15 January 2014. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P123112. US$ 400.0/100.0 (IDA Credit/FRDE). Consulting services to be determined. Federal Ministry of Water Resources and Selected States

Nigeria

Education

(R) State Employment and Expenditure for Results Project: The objectives are to support: (a) youth employment and access to socio-economic services; and (b) reforms of the public financial management systems, processes and institutions in the participating states. Decision Meeting scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 0.1 (ECD). Consulting services to be determined. Federal Ministry of Finance, Central Area, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria, Tel: (234-9) 8336-6661, E-mail: turakibatta@hotmail.com; National Planning Commission, Plot 421 Constitution Avenue, Central Business District, Abuja, Nigeria

Nigeria

Education

Global Partnership for Education Fund Grant: The objective is to improve access to and quality of basic education in selected States with particular attention to girls’ participation. Appraisal scheduled for 29 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 100.0 (EFAS). Consultants will be required for preparation and implementation. Federal Ministry of Education, c/o STEP-B Project, Plot 245, Samuel Adesujo Adeulegun St. Nigeria, Tel: (234-803) 385-4351, E-mail: stepbfme@yahoo.com

Nigeria

Energy and Mining

Electricity and Gas Improvement Additional Financing: The objective is to continue to support the Government to enable unconstrained transmission of power generated from power plants where PRGs are guaranteeing gas supply. Bank Approval completed on 19 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126182. US$ 100.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Power Holding Company of Nigeria, Plot 441 Zambezi Crescent, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria, Tel: (234-9) 413-6684, Fax: (234-9) 413-6685, E-mail: maganiyu@nepapmu.org, Contact: Mansuru A. Ganiyu, Project Manager

Nigeria

Energy and Mining

Electricity and Gas Improvement Additional Financing—GUID (Cr. G2140-NG): The objective is to continue to support the Nigeria Electricity and Gas Improvement project to power three of the NIPP plants in Sapele, Olorunsogo and Alaoji. Bank Approval completed on 19 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126190. US$ 200.0 (GUID). Consulting services to be determined. Power Holding Company of Nigeria, Plot 441 Zambezi Crescent, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria, Tel: (234-9) 413-6684, Fax: (234-9) 413-6685, E-mail: maganiyu@nepapmu.org, Contact: Mansuru A. Ganiyu, Project Manager

Nigeria

Energy and Mining

Power Sector Guarantees: The objective is to guarantee payment for electricity generated and delivered to the national grid (public sector entity) by the Independent Power Plant (private sector) at Obite-OML 58. Regional Review scheduled for 20 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P120207. US$ 800.0 (GUAR). Consultants will be required. Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading PLC

Nigeria

Finance

(N) Reform of the Nigerian Development Finance Sector: The objective is to adopt a restructuring strategy for the development finance sector in Nigeria, Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 14 January 2014. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 400.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Nigeria

Finance

(R) Housing Finance Development Program: The objective is to address key barriers to developing accessible and affordable housing in Nigeria. Negotiations completed on 2 July 2013. Bank Approval scheduled for 26 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P131973. US$ 300.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Central Bank of Nigeria, PMB 0817, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria, Tel: (234-9) 6163-8053, E-mail: oafabamwo@cbn.gov.ng, Contact: Olufemi Fabamwo, Head of Other Financial Inst. Dept

Nigeria

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(N) Public Sector Governance Reform and Development Project: The objective is to finance the costs associated with completing the implementation and provision of post-implementation support for the Government Integrated Financial Information Management System (GIFMIS) at the federal tier of government in Nigeria. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 25 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 8.2 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Office of the Accountant General of Nigeria, Opposite Old Central Bank of Nigeria, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria, Tel: (234-9) 234-0949, Fax: (234-9) 234-443, E-mail: ksarjius@yahoo.com

Nigeria

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) State and Local Governance Reform Project: The objectives are to support the (a) public financial management reforms in participating states; and (b) local governance in each state. First Grant Funding Request Approval scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 73.1 (ECD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Nigeria

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Second Lagos State Development Policy Credit: The objective is to support the policy and institutional reforms being implemented by the Lagos State Government. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 29 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 200.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Nigeria

Transportation

(R) Second Rural Access and Mobility (Cr. 51540-NG): The objective is to support the improvement of rural access and mobility in the participating States by: (a) providing improved all-weather access road networks in selected and prioritized rural development areas; and (b) supporting the institutional reform in the transport sector in the states to improve management of the state-wide road network. Signing scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P095003. US$ 170.0/60.0 (IDA Credit/FRDE). Consultants will be required. Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Michael Okpara Way, Wuse Zone 5, Nigeria, Tel: (234-09) 523-8463/66, Contact: Dr. Shreeranjan, Joint Secretary

Nigeria

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Ibadan Emergency Floods and Infrastructure Rehabilitation: The objectives are to: (a) improve urban infrastructure services delivery; and (b) mitigate the negative environmental impact of floods in Ibadan Metropolitan area. Decision Meeting scheduled for 23 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 200.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Nigeria

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Third Urban Water Sector: The objectives are to: (a) increase access to piped water networks in selected States; and (b) improve reliability and financial viability in selected States. Decision Meeting scheduled for 19 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P123513. US$ 350.0/220.0 (IDA Credit/AFDB). Consulting services to be determined. Federal Ministry of Water Resources and Participating States, Nigeria

Regional

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Fourth Comprehensive Agricultural Development: The objective is to support the creation of a regional institution for Southern Africa with the mandate to support and coordinate regional programs in agricultural research, agricultural extension, and agricultural training and education. Decision Meeting scheduled for 15 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P113629. US$ 25.0 (CDP4). Consulting services to be determined. FARA Secretariat, PMB CT 173, Cantonments, Accra, Ghana, Tel: (233) 2177-2823/9421, Fax: (233) 2177-3676, E-mail: mjones@fara-africa.org, Contact: Dr. Monty P. Jones, Executive Secretariat; Southern Africa Development Community, Private Bag 0095, SADC House, Khama Crescent, Gaborone, Botswana, Tel: (267) 395-1863, Fax: (267) 397-2848, E-mail: ptawonezvi@sadc.int, Contact: Dr. Patrick Tawonezvi, Coordinator

Regional

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Second African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) Multi-Donor Trust Fund: The objective is to provide support to AFAAS to enable it to carry out its Strategic and Operational Plan. First Grant Funding Request Approval scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P143367. US$ 6.5/1.0 (CDP4/IFAD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Regional

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Governance and Shared Growth: The objective is to increase the shared benefits from economic growth based on sustainable fisheries and coastal marine resources. Decision Meeting scheduled for 12 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P132123. US$ 3.0/35.0 (IBRD/IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Regional

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program 2A Additional Financing: The objective is to scale-up the generation, dissemination and adoption of improved technologies in the participating countries’s priority agricultural commodity areas that are aligned with the sub-region’s top agricultural commodity priorities, as outlined in the ECOWAP. Bank Approval completed on 28 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P145160. US$ 60.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Comite National de la Recherche Agricole (CNRA), Rue Mohamed V, Centre Commercial, BP E19, Bamako, Mali, Tel: (223) 2023-6290, Fax: (223) 2022-7165, E-mail: rejane.kone@cnra-mali.org, Contact: Dr. Anne-Réjane Koné Dembélé, Coordinator

Regional

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) West Africa Mauritania Fish APL: The objective is to sustainably increase the overall wealth generated by the exploitation of the marine fisheries resources of West Africa and the proportion of that wealth captured by West African countries. Decision Meeting scheduled for 20 May 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P131327. US$ 7.0 (GEFU). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Regional

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) West Africa Regional Fisheries Program APL C1: The objective is to sustainably increase the overall wealth generated by the exploitation of the marine fisheries resources of West Africa, and the proportion of that wealth captured by West African countries to include the coastal nations from Mauritania through Ghana. Decision Meeting scheduled for 20 May 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126773. US$ 30.0/12.0/7.0 (IBRD/IDA Credit/GFIA). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Regional

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Regional Pastoral Livelihoods Recovery and Resilience: The objective is to build resilience for pastoral and agro-pastoral communities’ in drought prone areas, with a focus on addressing trans-boundary challenges to resilience. Decision Meeting scheduled for 15 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P129408. US$ 180.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MOARD), Ethiopia; Ministry of Livestock Development (MOLD), Kenya; Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Uganda

Regional

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Governance and Shared Growth: The objective is to increase the shared benefits from economic growth based on sustainable fisheries and coastal marine resources. Decision Meeting scheduled for 12 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 15.5 (GEFU). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Regional

Education

African Centers of Excellence: The objective is to support efforts to build centers of excellence and knowledge networks in tertiary education (science, technology, engineering, mathematics or STEM, health, and agriculture) in Africa, leveraging regional collaboration. Appraisal scheduled for 30 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126974. US$ 129.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Association of African Universities (AAU), PO Box 5744, Accra-North, Accra, Ghana, Tel: (233) 302-774495/761588, Fax: (233) 302-774821, E-mail: aapedoe@aau.org, Contact: Prof. Etienne Ehouan Ehile, Secretary General

Regional

Energy and Mining

(R) Mozambique-Malawi Transmission Interconnection: The objective is to interconnect the Malawi power system with the Southern African Power Pool via Mozambique. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 120.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required during preparation for feasibility study and procurement. Electricidade de Mozambique (EdM), Ave Agostinho Neto 70 - 8 Andar, Maputo, Mozambique, Tel: (258-21) 353-632; ESCOM, PO Box 2047, Blantyre, Malawi, Tel: (265-1) 822-000, 824-274, Fax: (265-1) 823-560

Regional

Energy and Mining

(R) Nile Equatorial Lakes Subsidiary Action Program (NELSAP) Regional Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric and Multipurpose (Cr. 52960-TZ, Cr. 52950-RW, Cr. H8720-BI, Cr. H8730-RW): The objective is to build a dam (15 m in height and 470 million m3 in reservoir capacity) and hydropower plant (60-80 MW) as well as transmission lines (360 km estimate) linked to all three countries (i.e. Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania). Negotiations completed on 1 July 2013. Bank Approval scheduled for 6 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P075941. US$ 340.0/88.2/27.8 (IDA Credit/AFDF/ZBIL). Consultants will be required. Ministere de l’Energie et des Mines, Bujumbura, Burundi, Tel: (257-2) 222-9555, Fax: (257-2) 222-3337, E-mail: dgee@cbinf.com, Contact: Idi Buhanga Pressadi, Directeur General; REGIDESO, BP 660, Bujumbura, Burundi, Tel: (257-2) 222-3412, Fax: (257-2) 222-6563, Contact: Celestin Nduwamung, Managing Director; Ministry of Infrastructure Kigali, PO Box 24, Kigali, Rwanda, Tel: (250) 0830-1890, Fax: (250) 585-755, E-mail: olikab@yahoo.fr, Contact: Alexis Karani, Director of Planning; Ministry of Energy and Minerals, 754/33 Samora Avenue PO Box 2000, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Tel: (255-22) 213-9455, Fax: (255-22) 211-1749, E-mail: ecmaswi@yahoo.co.uk, Contact: Eng. Bashir J. Mrindoko, Commissioner Energy and Petroleum; Electrogaz, PO Box 537, Kigali, Rwanda, Tel: (250-788) 307-149, Contact: Yves Muyange, Director General

Regional

Energy and Mining

(R) Southern Africa Power Pool and Regional Electricity Regulators Association of Southern Africa Regional Energy: The objectives are to: (a) promote regional trading through lending operations for several major transmission and generation projects; and (b) provide assistance to create and enforce the technical, economic and regulatory "rules of the road" for the regional interconnected grid. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 17 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 30.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Regional

Energy and Mining

Adjarala Hydroelectric West Africa Power Pool APL Phase 3: The objectives are to: (a) establish a well-functioning, cooperative, power pooling mechanism for West Africa; and (b) increase access for the citizens of ECOWAS to reliable and stable electricity at affordable costs. Decision Meeting scheduled for 15 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P115063. US$ 120.0/165.0/100.0 (IDA Credit/ZBIL/ZMUL). Consultants will be required. Communaute Electrique du Benin (CEB), Rue de la Kozah, BP 1368, Lome, United States, Tel: (228) 221-6132, Fax: (228) 221-3764, E-mail: dg@cebnet.org, Contact: Djibril Salifou, Managing Director

Regional

Energy and Mining

Regional Transmission Development Adaptable Program Loan: The objective is to support the development of the transmission backbone linking Tete Province with the south of Mozambique. Decision Meeting scheduled for 12 December 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P108934. US$ 150.0/50.0 (IDA Credit/GUID). Consulting services to be determined. Electricidade de Mozambique (Electricity of Mozambique), Av. Zedequias Manganhela, N-267, Predio Zat, 4th Floor, PO Box 938, Maputo, Mozambique, Tel: (258-21) 304-407, Fax: (258-21) 328-233, E-mail: cyum@edmdipla.co.mz, Contact: Mr. Carlos Yum, Director and Project Coordinator

Regional

Health and Other Social Services

(R) IGAD Regional HIV/AIDS Partnership Program: The objectives are to: (a) increase preventative action and reduce misconception of cross border and mobile populations; and (b) establish a common and sustainable regional approach to supporting the population in the IGAD member states. Bank Approval completed on 31 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 7.8 (AFRH). Consulting services to be determined. IGAD Secretariat, Avenue George Clemenceau, PO Box 2653, Djibouti, Djibouti, Tel: (253) 2135-4050, Fax: (253) 2135-6994, E-mail: mahboub.maalim@igad.org, Contact: Eng. Mahboub Maalim, Executive Secretary

Regional

Health and Other Social Services

(R) West Africa Disease Surveillance and Response: The objective is to develop a modern multi-disease surveillance and response network in West Africa. Negotiations completed on 20 June 2013. Bank Approval scheduled for 8 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P125018. US$ 10.0 (ACGF). Consulting services to be determined. ECOWAS/West African Health Organization, 175 Av. Ouezzin Couilbaly, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, Tel: (226-20) 975-775, Fax: (226-20) 975-772, E-mail: pcardoso@wahooas.org, Contact: Dr. Placido M. Cardoso, Director General

Regional

Industry and Trade

West Africa Road Transport: The objective is to provide a regional budget support to those West African countries that jointly agree to common road transport reforms. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 31 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 75.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Regional

Information and Communications

(R) Central Africa Backbone APL5: The objective is to ensure seamless regional connectivity or national links to deliver broadband Internet to all provincial capitals, leveraging infrastructure established by other utilities such as power companies. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 10 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 65.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Regional

Information and Communications

(R) Regional Communications Infrastructure Phase 4: The objectives are to: (a) contribute to lower prices for international capacity; (b) extend the geographic reach of broadband networks (the connectivity development objective); and (c) contribute to improve Government efficiency and transparency through e-Government applications for Comorrow Bank Approval scheduled for 28 February 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P118213. US$ 22.0 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Appui a la Bonne Gouvernance Economique (ABGE), Bâtiment ASYTEL, Moroni Hamramba-Avenue, BP 6988, Moroni, Comoros Tel/Fax: (269) 773-9900, E-mail: moinacharani@yahoo.fr, Contact: Moinafatima Charani, Coordinatrice

Regional

Information and Communications

(R) West Africa Regional Communications Infrastructure APL 2 (Cr. 52530-TG, Cr. 52550-MR): The objective is to increase the geographic reach of broadband networks and lower cost of communications in Mali and Togo. This project is part of West Africa Regional communications Infrastructure Program. Credit 52550 was signed on 20 June 2013. Credit 52530 Signing scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P123093. US$ 60.0/19.2 (IDA Credit/EUIB). No consultants are required. Ministry of Employment, Professional Education and New Technologies (MEFPNT), Villa no. 090 TVZ, BP 5758, Nouackchott, Mauritania, Tel: (224) 452-43681, Fax: (224) 452-43736, E-mail: medah@emploi.gov.mr, Contact: Mohamed Ahmed M Mahmoud Abderahmane, Coordinator; Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), 798 Rue de Nimes, 01 BP Lome 3679, Lome, Togo, Tel: (228) 221-2528, Fax: (228) 220-4425, E-mail: atafeitom.tagba@postel.gouv.tg, Contact: Atafeitom Tagba, Acting Coordinator

Regional

Information and Communications

West Africa Regional Communications Infrastructure APL 3: The objectives are to: (a) increase the geographical reach of broadband networks; and (b) reduce costs of communications services in the territories of Guinea Bissau and Niger. Decision Meeting scheduled for 2 April 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 33.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Regional

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) Regional Capacity Building Strategic Medium Term Plan (SMTP) III: The objective is to support the ACBF in the implementation of SMTP III during the period 2012-2016 in order to build sustainable human and institutional capacity for development in Africa. Bank Approval scheduled for 27 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 65.0/10.0 (IDA Grant/ACBF). Consulting services to be determined. African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), PO Box 1562, Intermarket Life Towers, Cnr. Jason Moyo Ave, Sam Nujoma Street, Harare, Zimbabwe, Tel: (263-4) 700-208, Fax: (263-4) 702-915, E-mail: f.leautier@acbf-pact.org, Contact: Frannie Leautier, Executive Secretary

Regional

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in East and Central Africa Multi-Donor Trust Fund: The objective is to enhance access and utilization of agricultural research technologies and innovations in the regional agricultural systems of Eastern and Central Africa. Appraisal scheduled for 25 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 5.6 (CDP4). Consulting services to be determined. Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA), Plot 15 John Babijha Road, PO Box 765, Entebbe, Uganda, Contact: Seyfu Ketema, Executive Director

Regional

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

AUC Institutional Transformation and Capacity Building Program Support: The objective is to support the senior management to lead the internal transformation process of establishing a strategic and program results-based performance standards. Decision Meeting scheduled for 14 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 15.0 (IDA Grant). Consulting services to be determined. African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Regional

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

East African Community Development Policy Operation: The objective is to support EAC to: (a) benefit from the global demand for manufactured goods; (b) promote employment; and (c) generate substantial demand for services and agricultural goods produced inland, amplifying the benefits of the customs union. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 17 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 150.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. East African Community, Arusha International Conference, Kilimandjaor Wing, 5th floor, Arusha, Tanzania, Tel: (255-27) 250-4253

Regional

Transportation

(R) Roads Development Support: The objectives are to: (a) upgrade interstate and regional roads; (b) enhance good governance in the transport sector; (c) legislate the establishment of a road maintenance fund; and (d) create a body that will be responsible for the administration of the funds. Decision Meeting scheduled for 17 January 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 180.0/150.0 (IDA Credit/ZBIL). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Regional

Transportation

(R) Southern Africa Trade and Transport Facilitation (Cr. 52480-3A, Cr. H8440-3A): The objective is to enhance economic growth in Southern Africa by facilitating the movement of goods and people as well as fostering regional integration among Botswana, DRC, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Signing scheduled for 31 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P120370. US$ 210.0/3.0 (IDA Credit/IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Daar Corridor Committee, Daar es Salam, Tanzania, Tel: (255-788) 493-857, Fax: (255-222) 115-559, E-mail: pmasi@darcorridor.com, Contact: Peter Masi, Executive Director; Tanzania National Roads Agency (TANROADS), Nelson Mandela Road, PO Box 11364, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Tel/Fax: (255-22) 215-0932, E-mail: patrick.mfugale@tanroads.org, Contact: Patrick Mfugale, Chief Executive

Regional

Transportation

(R) Southern Africa Trade and Transport Facilitation Program APL 2: The objectives are to: (a) improve the road infrastructure; (b) mitigate the social costs of increased transport; and (c) improve trade facilitation together with necessary implementation assistance and institutional support. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 30 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 45.0/2.0 (IDA Credit/IDA Grant). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Regional

Transportation

CEMAC Transport and Transit Facilitation-Phase II: The objective will complement the ongoing CEMAC Transport/Transit Facilitation Project to scale up the project’s impact and effectiveness along Cameroon’s section of the Douala, N’Djamena corridor. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 13 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 80.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Public Works, Yaounde, Cameroon, Tel: (237) 2222-2294, E-mail: michelmbella2009@yahoo.fr, Contact: Jean-Michel Mbella, Project Coordinator

Regional

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(N) Nel Transboundary River Basin Management and Development Project: The objective is to strengthen participatory transboundary river basin planning, management and development for improved water and food security in the NEL region. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 14 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 13.0 (CIWA). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Regional

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Africa Climate Risk Management for Green Growth: The objective is to build better capacity to effectively manage climate risk challenges. This will be done through capacity-building assistance at AU level to help selected sub-regional groups (e.g. EAC, ECOWAS) with information, institutional, and investment activities related to systematically building resilience to climate risks. This project is no longer in the lending program. Further reporting will be discontinued. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P122145. US$ 35.0/30.0 (IDA Credit/PHRD).

Regional

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Decision Support Services Project for the Sahel and West Africa Program: The objective is to improve mutual learning and monitoring within the SAWAP portfolio on management of risks to natural resources from climate change, land degradation and natural disasters. Negotiations scheduled for 16 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P130888. US$ 4.6 (GEFU). Consultants will be required. International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), 01 BP 1618 01, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Tel/Fax: (226) 5036-4979, E-mail: aime.nianogo@iucn.org, Contact: M. Aimé Joseph Nianogo, Directeur Regional; CILSS - Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel, 03 BP 7049 Ouagadougou 03, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Tel: (226) 5037-4125/26, Fax: (226) 5037-4132, E-mail: alhousseini.bretaudeau@cilss.bf, Contact: Prof. Alhousseïni Bretaudeau, Secrétaire Exécutif; Observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel (OSS), Boulevard du Leader Yasser Arafat, BP 31 Carthage 1080, Tunis, Tunisia, Tel: (216) 7120-6633, Fax: (216) 7120-6636, E-mail: khatim.kherraz@oss.org.tn, Contact: Mr. Khatim Kherraz, Executive Secretary

Regional

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) River Basin Climate Change Adaptation: The objective is to improve the management of the Senegal River Basin’s land and water resources through: (a) climate change adaptation on environmental management in Guinea as a new riparian country to OMVS; and (b) ensuring sustainability of the water resources base which originates in Guinea. Appraisal completed on 28 June 2013. Negotiations scheduled for 7 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P131353. US$ 4.0/12.0 (GEFU/LDC). Consulting services to be determined. Organisation pour la Mise en Oeuvre du Fleuve Senegal

Regional

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Second Senegal River Basin Multi-Purpose Water Resources Development APL: The objective is to enhance regional integration among the riparian countries of the Senegal River Basin through OMVS for multi-purpose water resources development. Appraisal completed on 12 July 2013. Negotiations scheduled for 10 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P131323. US$ 90.0/20.0 (IDA Credit/IDA Grant). Consulting services to be determined. Organisation pour la Mise en Valeur du Fleuve Sénégal (OMVS), Rocade Fann Bel Air, Cerf Volant, Dakar, Senegal, Contact: Kabine Komara, Haut Commissaire

Regional

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Zambezi River Basin Development Project: The objective is to strengthen cooperative management and development within the Zambezi River Basin to facilitate sustainable and climate resilient growth. Decision Meeting scheduled for 25 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P133380. US$ 6.0 (CIWA). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Regional

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Sustainable Groundwater Management in SADC Member Countries: The objective is to support the sustainable management of groundwater resources within the SADC Member States and enhance resilience to climatic variability and change. Decision Meeting scheduled for 30 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127086. US$ 9.0/16.5 (GEFU/ZMUL). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Rwanda

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Landscape Approach to Forest Restoration and Conservation (LAFREC): The objective is aligned with the Multi-Focal Area/Sustainable Forest Management’s core objective around a landscape approach which will bring the forest ecosystems into better management, including rehabilitation of degraded areas and generate multiple benefits. Decision Meeting scheduled for 25 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P131464. US$ 5.5/4.1 (GEFU/LDC). Consulting services to be determined. Rwanda Environmental Management Authority, Kacyiru District, BP 7436 Kacyiru, Kigali City, Rwanda, Tel: (250-2) 5258-0101, Fax: (250-2) 5258-0017

Rwanda

Energy and Mining

Electricity Access Additional Financing: The objectives are to support: (a) the distribution network extension and reinforcement; and (b) household connections and the associated technical support. Bank Approval completed on 19 February 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126489. US$ 60.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Rwanda Energy,Water and Sanitation Authority (EWSA), Avenue du Lac Thema, PO Box 537, Kigali, Rwanda, Tel: (250) 252-573-666, Fax: (250) 252-573-502, E-mail: elgz@rwanda1.com, Contact: M. Rukata, Head of Electricity Utility Division; Electricity Access Program, Birembo, Secteur Kinyinya, PO Box 537, Kigali, Rwanda, Tel: (250) 788-414-470, Fax: (250) 252-573-802, E-mail: eswa@rwanda1.com, Contact: Edward Kasumba, Head

Rwanda

Health and Other Social Services

(N) Rwanda Third Support to the Social Protection System (SSPS-3): The objective is to support the Government at reducing social vulnerability and increasing resilience of the vulnerable Rwandans. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 26 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 70.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Rwanda

Health and Other Social Services

Second Social Protection System Support: The objectives are to: (a) support the Government policy reform agenda that seeks to consolidate, enhance efficiency and effectiveness; and (b) expand coverage of its social protection system. Bank Approval completed on 14 March 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P131666. US$ 50.0 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, PO Box 158, Rwanda, Tel: (250-252) 577-494, Fax: (250-252) 577-581, E-mail: Ronald.nkusi@minecofin.gov.rw, Contact: Ronald Nkusi, Director, External Finance Unit

Rwanda

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Quality of Decentralized Service Delivery Support Development Policy Operation (Cr. H8530-RW): The objective is to support the government’s efforts to strengthen accountability governance and improve decentralized service delivery. The grant was signed on 21 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 50.0 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, PO Box 158, Kigali, RW, Rwanda, Tel: (250-252) 576-701, Fax: (250-252) 577-581, E-mail: mfin@minecofin.gov.rw, Contact: NA

Rwanda

Transportation

Feeder Roads Development: The objective is to rehabilitate and construct selected feeder roads. Decision Meeting scheduled for 5 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P126498. US$ 45.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Rwanda Transport Development Agency, 4th floor, Kucukiro Pension Plaza, African Union Boulevard, Kigali, Rwanda, Tel: (250) 7886-3410, E-mail: ericantO07@yahoo.com, Contact: Eric Ntegengerwa, Director of Planning

Sao Tome and Principe

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Second Governance and Competitiveness Development Policy Operation (Cr. H8450-ST): The objectives are to support the Government to: (a) strengthen economic governance in a transparent manner to monitor public and natural resources; manage and report public finances; promote fiscal stability; and strengthen public debt management; and (b) support broad-based growth by improving the business climate. Bank Approval completed on 3 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P130925. US$ 5.5 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Planning and Finance, Largo das Alfandegas, Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe, Tel: (239) 222-6748, Fax: (239) 222-2182, Contact: Yuba Raj Pandey, Vice Chairman

Senegal

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Casamance Integrated Growth Pole: The objective is to provide key community economic infrastructures and basic social services to local communities while supporting the creation of jobs and skills for unemployed youth and women. Appraisal completed on 1 July 2013. Negotiations scheduled for 12 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P125506. US$ 40.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Agence Regionale de Developpement (ARD), Rue 21 No.550 Santhiaba Ouest, Ziguinchor, Senegal Tel/Fax: (221-33) 938-8290, E-mail: sonkos@hotmail.com, Contact: Boubacar Sonko, Director

Senegal

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Food Security and Livestock Support: The objective is to improve food availability through increased food crops and livestock production in project areas. First Grant Funding Request Approval scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 20.0 (GFCR). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Agriculture, Programme de Développement des Marchés Agricoles du Sénégal (PDMAS), Dakar, Senegal, Tel: (221-33) 869-6262, E-mail: pdmas@pdmas.org, eawone@pdmas.org, Contact: El Hadj Amadou Wone, Directeur General

Senegal

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Community-based Sustainable Land Management: The objectives are to: (a) support rural communities in areas vulnerable to desertification and land degradation through community based activities targeting women and through sustainable land management; and (b) pilot a climate smart agriculture and its potential to implement nationwide. Negotiations scheduled for 24 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P130271. US$ 6.0 (GEFU). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Senegal

Education

Quality Basic Education (Cr. 52750-SN): The objective is to improve early grade learning outcomes and equity in basic education (primary and junior secondary). Bank Approval completed on 13 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P133333. US$ 20.0/2.8/46.9 (IDA Credit/CIDA/EFAF). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Education, Dakar, Senegal, Tel: (221-33) 821-0762, Contact: M. Djibril Ndiaye Diouf, Directeur

Senegal

Education

Skills for Jobs and Comptetiveness: The objective is to revamp the Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) system and better align it to the needs of youth to effectively enter the labor market, and also to respond to the needs of enterprises. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 10 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 35.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Senegal

Energy and Mining

(R) Taiba Ndiaye Independent Power Producer Project: The objective is to increase electricity generation at a lower marginal cost through Independent Power Producer investments in Senegal. Appraisal scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P143605. US$ 40.0/92.0/28.0 (GUID/ZMUL/ZPCI). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Senegal

Finance

(R) Agribusiness Development and Finance: The objective is to increase private investment in agribusiness in Senegal in specific sub-sectors. Negotiations scheduled for 17 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P124018. US$ 80.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Agriculture, BP 4005, Dakar, Senegal, Tel: (221-33) 849-7577, Fax: (221-33) 823-3268, E-mail: diop.sadibou@gmail.com, Contact: Cheikh Sadibou Diop, Directeur de Cabinet

Senegal

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Safety Net Operation: The objective is to assist the Government develop building blocks of an efficient safety net system. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 20 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 30.0/0.3 (IDA Credit/RSR). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Senegal

Health and Other Social Services

Health and Social Financing: The objectives are to improve efficiency and equity of the health and social care delivery system by: (a) strengthening accountability of health facilities and hospitals; (b) enhancing financial accessibility to health care services; and (c) improving the system for targeting the poorest households. Decision Meeting scheduled for 25 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 20.0/20.0 (IDA Credit/HRBF). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Health and Prevention, Fann Rsidence, Rue Aime Cesaire BP 4024, Dakar, Senegal, Tel: (221-33) 869-4242

Senegal

Health and Other Social Services

Nutrition Enhancement Additional Financing: The objective, same as the parent project, is to expand access to and enhance nutrition conditions of vulnerable populations, in particular those affecting growth of children under five in poor urban and rural areas. Bank Approval completed on 29 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P129398. US$ 10.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Cellule de Lutte contre la Malnutrition, Rue 7, Point E, PO Box 45001, Senegal, Tel: (221-33) 869-0199, Fax: (221-33) 864-3861, E-mail: ben@clm.sn, Contact: Abdoulaye Ka, Coordonnateur National de la CLM

Senegal

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Sixth Development Policy Operation: The objective is to support the Government in strengthening the policy making and institutional capabilities to: (a) accelerate broad-based growth; (b) improve access to social services; and (c) foster good governance. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 22 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 30.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Economy and Finance, Rue Rene Ndiaye, BP 4017, Dakar, Senegal, Tel: (221-33) 889-2100, Fax: (221-33) 822-4195

Seychelles

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Second Sustainability and Competitiveness Development Policy Loan: The objectives are to: (a) improve fiscal sustainability; and (b) enhance private sector competitiveness for the Republic of Seychelles. Appraisal completed on 3 July 2013. Negotiations scheduled for 22 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P132425. US$ 7.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Finance, PO Box 313, Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles, Tel: (248) 382-0004, Fax: (248) 225-893, E-mail: ps-finance@finance.gov.sc, Contact: Steve Fanny, Permanent Secretary

Sierra Leone

Education

(R) Revitalizing Education Development: The objective is to improve the quality of basic education service delivery in Sierra Leone. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 24 June 2013. Appraisal scheduled for 13 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 17.9 (EFAF). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Sierra Leone

Energy and Mining

(R) Energy Access: The objective is to improve energy access through generation and transmission and distribution investments. Decision Meeting completed on 2 May 2013. Appraisal scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P120304. US$ 35.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Sierra Leone

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Safety Nets Project: The objective is to create a comprehensive, efficient, well targeted productive safety net system for the poor and vulnerable areas of the Sierra Leone population. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 25 June 2013. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 10.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Sierra Leone

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Second Reproductive and Child Health Project Additional Financing: The objectives are to: (a) scale-up the performance-based financing mechanism, technical assistance for policy agenda agreed with the Government of Sierra Leone; and (b) improve the results focus through strengthening social accountability of the free health care initiative. Negotiations completed on 15 July 2013. Bank Approval scheduled for 26 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 13.0/5.0 (IDA Credit/HRBF). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Treasury Building, Freetown, Sierra Leone, Tel: (232-22)-222-211, Fax: (232-22) 228 472, E-mail: ekoroma@mofed.gov.sl, Contact: Edmund Koroma, Financial Secretary

Sierra Leone

Information and Communications

(R) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Transformation Project: The objectives are to: (a) capitalize on improving communications infrastructure, focusing on ICT to improve basic service delivery and accountability, in particular beyond the urban centers; and (b) support selected e-government applications that improve government’s efficiency, transparency and accountability. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 9 April 2013. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 5.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Sierra Leone

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Public Financial Management Improvement and Consolidation Project: The objective is to improve the human resources and institutional capacity for a more efficient and transparent PFM system. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 10 July 2013. Preparation scheduled for 16 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P133424. US$ 11.0/3.5/3.5/10.0 (IDA Credit/AFDB/ECEU/UK). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Ministerial Building, Siaka Stevens Stre, Freetown, Sierra Leone, Tel: (232-22) 222-211

Sierra Leone

Transportation

(R) Transport Sector Project: The objective is to support the Government to: (a) address urban mobility issues in Freetown (institutional and infrastructure); (b) rehabilitate priority areas of regional road network which provides connectivity within ECOWAS; and (c) support investments in the growth poles regions. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 30.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

South Sudan

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Agriculture and Rural Development: The objective is to enhance the production of major staple crops and increase farmer’s income. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

South Sudan

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Southern Sudan Emergency Food Crisis Response Project Additional Financing III: The objective is to support adoption of improved technologies for food production by eligible beneficiaries, increase storage capacity for staples, and provide cash or food to eligible people participating in public works programs in selected counties in South Sudan. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 7 June 2013. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P145339. US$ 7.5 (GFCR). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

South Sudan

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Social Safety Net and Skills Development (Cr. 52840-SS): The objectives are to support: (a) productive social safety net; and (b) skills development activities to address the needs of at-risk populations by scaling-up existing programming, while simultaneously setting in place the building blocks for an integrated approach to social protection. Bank Approval completed on 21 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P143915. US$ 21.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Ministries Complex, Kololo Road, Juba, South Sudan, Tel: (211-9) 7710-3357, Contact: Yuba Raj Pandey, Vice Chairman

South Sudan

Information and Communications

Fifth Regional Communications Infrastructure Program APL: The objectives are to: (a) lower prices for international capacity and extend the geographic reach of broadband networks; and (b) improve the Government’s efficiency and transparency through eGovernment applications. Decision Meeting scheduled for 26 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 30.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

South Sudan

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Institutional Development and Capacity Building Project: The objectives are to: (a) support targeted institutional development; and (b) enhance capacity for economic governance and human resource management and development. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 23 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P143975. US$ 15.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

South Sudan

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

South Sudan STATCAP: The objective is to improve the quality and timeliness of statistical information as well as making data accessible to users. Decision Meeting scheduled for 5 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P144139. US$ 8.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

South Sudan

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Southern Sudan Local Governance and Service Delivery Program (Cr. 52130-SS): The objective is to support the Government of Southern Sudan to strengthen local service delivery and community driven development. Bank Approval completed on 28 March 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127079. US$ 50.0/13.5/25.0/10.0 (IDA Credit/GDEN/GNET/NORW). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, South Sudan, Tel: (211-95) 543-0494, Contact: Juan Benites, Executive Director

Sudan

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Sustainable Land and Water Management: The objective is to expand Sustainable Land and Water Management (SLWM) practices in targeted landscapes and in climate vulnerable areas in Sudan. Decision Meeting scheduled for 28 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 8.4 (GEFU). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Sudan

Education

(R) Education Sector Strategic Plan and Preparation of FTI Application: The objective is to support the Government of the Republic of Sudan (GoS) towards the development of an Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP, 2012-2016), which will form the basis for preparing an application to finance the Education for All Fast Track Initiative (EFA-FTI) secretariat. Bank Approval completed on 29 March 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P128644. US$ 76.5 (EFAS). Consulting services to be determined. Federal Ministry of General Education (FMoGE), Sudan~

Sudan

Finance

Pre Arrears Clearance: The objective is conditional on international support to allow IDA engagement with Sudan during the debt workout period to develop new IDA operations/finance emergency priority expenditures. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 28 March 2014. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 50.0 (IDA Grant). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Tanzania

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Agricultural Sector Development: The objectives are to: (a) enable farmers to have better access to and use of agricultural knowledge, technologies, marketing systems and infrastructure; and (b) promote agricultural private investment based on an improved regulatory and policy environment. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 25 June 2013. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 280.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Agriculture Food Security and Cooperatives, Kilimo I, PO Box 9192, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Tel: (255-22) 286-2595, E-mail: psk@kilimo.go.tz; Prime Minister Office - Regional Administration and Local Government, Tanzania, Tel: (255-71) 344-8835, E-mail: elikayanda@yahoo.co.uk

Tanzania

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Expanding Rice Production: The objective is to strengthen farmers’ access and adoption of improved rice production technologies in Tanzania and Zanzibar. Bank Approval scheduled for 12 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 22.9 (GAFS). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Tanzania

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Kihansi Catchment Conservation and Management Project: (formerly Conservation and Management of Kihansi Ecosystem) The objective is to contribute towards achieving an output of 2.2 of GEF BD 2, which links mainstreaming of biodiversity conservation with sustainable land and water use and energy production under changing climate. Decision Meeting completed on 21 June 2013. Appraisal scheduled for 15 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 6.0 (GEFU). Consultants will be required. Vice President’s Office, PO Box 5380, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Tel: (255-22) 211-3857, Fax: (255-22) 211-3856, Contact: Julius Ningu, Director of Environment

Tanzania

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Southern Agriculture Growth Corridor Investment Project: (formerly Southern Agriculture Growth Corridor SME SAGOT) The objective is to support increased access to finance for SMEs in the SACGOT area and explore innovative financing instruments to finance SMEs in agribusiness, which could include venture capital support, collateralization through warehouse receipts, and charter banks. Decision Meeting scheduled for 26 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P125728. US$ 60.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Finance, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Tel: (255-22) 211-1174, Fax: (255-22) 211-0326, Contact: Ramadhani M. Khijjah, Permanent Secretary

Tanzania

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Tanzania Regional Fisheries: The objective is to improve regional coordination and management of tuna and other fisheries, together with nationally-focused activities to promote the sustainable use and economic development of marine fisheries. Decision Meeting scheduled for 12 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 20.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Livestock Development, PO Box 9152, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Tel: (255-22) 286-1910, Fax: (255-22) 286-1908

Tanzania

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Tanzania Regional Fisheries Project: The objective is to improve regional coordination and management of tuna and other fisheries, together with nationally-focused activities to promote the sustainable use and economic development of marine fisheries. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 12 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 5.0 (GEFU). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Livestock Development, PO Box 9152, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Tel: (255-22) 286-1910, Fax: (255-22) 286-1908

Tanzania

Education

Second Science Technology Higher Education Adaptable Program Loan: The objective is to enhance Tanzania’s capacity to apply knowledge effectively for its socioeconomic development by strengthening its higher education system. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 29 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 120.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Tanzania

Energy and Mining

(N) Tanzania-Kenya Interconnector: The objectives are to connect Tanzania’s electrical grid with Kenya’s and later Zambia, create power- sharing between the two countries, reduce energy costs, promote sustainable and renewable power generation, protect the region’s environment and pave the way for dynamic regional cooperation between the countries of East Africa. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 24 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Tanzania

Energy and Mining

(R) Ruhudji Hydropower Project SIL: The objective is to support the construction and operation of the hydropower station and the implementation of transmission line, linking the power station with the main national grid in Southern Tanzania. Decision Meeting scheduled for 8 January 2015. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 100.0/200.0/1000.0 (IDA Credit/GUID/ZPCI). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Tanzania

Energy and Mining

(R) Singida Wind Power: The objective is to improve the environment for private sector investment in this project, thereby increasing investment in Tanzanian climate-friendly wind generation capacity. Bank Approval scheduled for 18 April 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126432. US$ 100.0/200.0 (GUID/ZPCI). Consultants will be required. Wind EA, Contact: Mark Gammons

Tanzania

Energy and Mining

Ruhudji HPP Guarantee and SIL: The objective is to support the Government to develop the Ruhudji hydro power project. Decision Meeting scheduled for 29 May 2014. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P125375. US$ 200.0 (GUID). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Energy and Minerals, 754/33 Samora Avenue PO Box 2000, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Tel: (255-22) 213-9455, Fax: (255-22) 211-1749, E-mail: ecmaswi@yahoo.co.uk, Contact: Eng. Bashir J. Mrindoko, Commissioner Energy and Petroleum

Tanzania

Industry and Trade

(N) Private Sector Competitiveness Project Additional Financing: The objective is to create sustainable conditions for enterprise creation and growth. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 15 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 40.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Tanzania

Industry and Trade

Private Sector Competitiveness Project: The objective is to support the development of private sector enterprises in Tanzania, to build on the results of the current Private Sector Development project. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 27 May 2014. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 100.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Finance, Tanzania

Tanzania

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Dar es Salaam Metropolitan Development: The objectives are to: (a) improve municipal and metropolitan management; and (b) deliver urban services in the three Municipal Councils that make up Dar es Salaam. Decision Meeting scheduled for 17 December 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P123134. US$ 75.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. DAR City Council, PO Box 9084, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Tel: (255-22) 212-3346, Fax: (255-22) 212-5589, Contact: Mr. Bakari Kingobi, Director

Tanzania

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Eleventh Poverty Reduction Support Credit: The objective is to support the country’s policy reform agenda by improving: (a) regional and global competitiveness of the economy; and (b) the poor’s income opportunities. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 24 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 75.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, PO Box 9111, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Tel: (255-22) 211-2856/1025, Fax: (255-22) 211-7790, E-mail: ps@mof.go.tz, Contact: Ngosha S. Magonya, Commissioner External Finance

Tanzania

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Open Government Partnership Transparency and Public Financial Management Credit: This objective is to support the Open Government Partnership strategy implementation of the government of Tanzania. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 21 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 90.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Tanzania

Transportation

(R) Intermodal and Rail Development Project: The objective is to create an efficient intermodal transport system and strengthen logistics organization by developing an intermodal land-bridge between the Dar-es-salaam port and Isaka. Decision Meeting scheduled for 22 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127241. US$ 200.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Reli Assets Holding Company (RAHCO), Railways Street Corner, Sokoine Drive, PO Box 76959, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Tel: (255-22) 211-2695, Fax: (255-22) 211-6525, E-mail: benhadard@yahoo.com, md_tito@trctz.com, Contact: Benhadard Tito, Managing Director

Tanzania

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Second Water Sector Support: The objectives are to: (a) increase access to urban and rural water supply and sanitation services; and (b) reform and strengthen the performance of water sector institutions. This project is no longer in the lending program. Further reporting will be discontinued. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 250.0 (IDA Credit).

Togo

Education

(N) Global Partership For Education Program: The objectives are to: (a) increase access and equity in basic education; (b) improve teaching and learning conditions; and (c) strengthen institutional and community capacity to deliver quality basic education Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 11 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 27.8 (EFAF). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Togo

Health and Other Social Services

Health Service Malaria Project: The objective is to improve health outcomes and health sector performance in Togo by focusing on solutions to some key factors impeding progress in the sector, notably on improving governnance, health care quality, equity of access and the availability of human resources for health. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 14.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Togo

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Sixth Economic Recovery and Governance Credit: The objective is to continue to support the Government reforms to improve public financial management as well as structural reforms in cotton, energy, telecommunications, transport, mining and banking. Decision Meeting scheduled for 24 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P132208. US$ 14.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Economy and Finance, Imeuble CASEF, BP 387, Lome, Togo, Tel: (228) 221-5444, Fax: (228) 221-0905

Togo

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Emergency Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Energy Additional Financing: The objectives are to: (a) increase access to infrastructure and urban services in Lome; and (b) support the Government’s efforts to demonstrate concrete improvements in the lives of its citizens, a critical step for sustaining social and political stability in the country. Bank Approval completed on 4 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 14.0 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Agence deExecution des Travaux Urbains (AGETUR), 01 BP 2780, Recette Principale, Cotonou, Togo, Tel: (229) 313-645, Fax: (229) 612-166, E-mail: agetur@intnet.bj, Contact: Yuba Raj Pandey, Vice Chairman

Uganda

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Agriculture Cluster Development Project: The objective is to increase agricultural exports to the East Africa Community and COMESA markets over the next five years. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 17 June 2013. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P145037. US$ 150.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Uganda

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Forestry and Natural Resources Management: The objective is to improve management of critical forest and other natural resources in selected areas of Uganda. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 45.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Water and Environment, Plot 21/28 Port Bell, Luzira, PO Box 20026, Kampala, Uganda, Tel: (256-414) 505-945/029, Fax: (256-414) 505-941, Contact: David Obong Omara Oleke, Permanent Secretary

Uganda

Education

(R) Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Teacher and School Effectiveness Project: (formerly Global Partnership for Education Project) The objective is to enhance the learning environment in primary schools in order to facilitate improvements in learning outcomes and increase completion rates towards the MDG’s goal of universal completion of primary education. Decision Meeting scheduled for 22 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 100.0 (EFAF). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Education and Sports, Embassy House, PO Box 7063, Kampala, Uganda, Tel: (256-41) 425-7038, Fax: (256-41) 423-4920, E-mail: flubanga@education.go.ug

Uganda

Education

Albertine Region Sustainable Development Project: The objective is to facilitate the development and competitiveness of the Lake Albert region of Uganda. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P145101. US$ 105.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Finance, Finance Building, Nile Ave. PO Box 8147, Kampala, Uganda, Tel: (256-41) 232-095, Fax: (256-41) 343-023, E-mail: NA

Uganda

Energy and Mining

Energy for Rural Transformation APL Phase 2 Additional Financing: The objective is to support the construction of a transmission line between Lira-Gulu-Nebi-Arua in the Northern part of the country. Appropriate technical assistance will be included in the project design. There will be room for some cofinancing from other development partners. Bank Approval completed on 22 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P133005. US$ 12.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Kampala Road, PO Box 7270, Kampala, Uganda, Tel: (256-41) 434-9342, E-mail: info@energy.go.ug, Contact: NA

Uganda

Energy and Mining

Northern Power Transmission Project: The objective is to support the construction of a transmission line between Lira-Gulu-Nebi-Arua in the Northern part of the country. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 4 September 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 100.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Amber House, Room B202, Kampala, Uganda, Tel: (256-41) 423-3331, Fax: (256-41) 423-0220, E-mail: baanabe@energy.go.ug

Uganda

Energy and Mining

Partial Risk Guarantee for Renewable Energy Development Program: (formerly Partial Risk Guarantee Hydropower Project) The objective will provide support for counterpart risk guarantee to cover the payment risk from Uganda Electricity Transmission Company. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P133318. US$ 40.0 (GUID). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Kampala Road, PO Box 7270, Kampala, Uganda, Tel: (256-41) 434-9342, E-mail: info@energy.go.ug

Uganda

Energy and Mining

Third Energy for Rural Transformation APL: The objective, of the third and final phase of the APL program, is to build on the implementation experience of the ERT-II and will be based on the reform measures that are being developed under the Uganda Accelerated Rural Electrification project (UAREP). Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 20 December 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 120.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Kampala Road, PO Box 7270, Kampala, Uganda, Tel: (256-41) 434-9342, E-mail: info@energy.go.ug

Uganda

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Health Systems Strengthening Additional Financing: (formerly Health Systems Strengthening) The objective is to deliver the Uganda National Minimum Health Care Package (UNMHCP) with a focus on maternal health, newborn care, and family planning to improve human resources for health; physical health infrastructure; and management, leadership and accountability for health service delivery. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 30 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 65.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Uganda

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Reproductive Health Voucher Project: The objectives are to: (a) provide subsidized vouchers to vulnerable and poor pregnant women to access a package of safe delivery services; and (b) support project management functions and build national capacity to mainstream; and (c) scale-up implementation of the safe delivery voucher scheme in the health sector. Bank Approval scheduled for 31 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P144102. US$ 13.3 (GPBA). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Health, PO Box 7272, Lourdel Road, Kampala, Uganda, Tel: (256-414) 340-872, Fax: (256-414) 231-584, E-mail: ps@health.go.ug,

Uganda

Industry and Trade

Competitiveness and Enterprise Development Project (Cr. 52690-UG): (formerly Sector Competitiveness III) The objectives are to: (a) improve access to financial services, business registration, regulation and licensing procedures; and (b) scale-up the land registry reform, stimulate the export of non-traditional commodities and increase youth employment. Bank Approval completed on 9 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P130471. US$ 100.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Plot 2-12, Apollo Kaggwa Road 1, PO Box 8147, Shimoni Road, Kampala, Uganda, Tel: (256-41) 423-2095, Fax: (256-41) 423-0163, E-mail: finance@finance.go.ug, Contact: Roberto Albino Mito, Director

Uganda

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Second Financial Sector Development Policy Loan: The objective is to support the development of the market for term finance, with a focus on the reform of the public pension system and deepen the access to financial services. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 25 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 75.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Bank of Uganda, Plot 37/43 Kampala Road, PO Box 7120, Kampala, Kampala, Uganda, Tel: (256-41) 230-051, Fax: (256-41) 258-515, E-mail: jbagyenda@bou.or.ug, Contact: Justine Bagyenda

Uganda

Transportation

(R) North-Eastern Corridor Road Asset Management Project: (formerly Second Transport Sector Development) The objective is to support the Government with urban transport and rehabilitation of national roads on critical road corridors. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 245.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Uganda National Road Authority, Plot 11, Yusuf Lule Road, PO Box 28487, Uganda, Tel: (256-41) 423-2814, Fax: (256-41) 423-2807

Uganda

Transportation

Second Kampala Institutional and Infrastructure Development Project: The objectives are to: (a) extend coverage and quality of service delivery; and (b) deepen institutional reform. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P133590. US$ 175.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Kampala Capital City Authority, Sir Apollo Road, Plot 1-3, PO Box 7010, Kampala, Uganda

Zambia

Energy and Mining

Electricity Distribution Rehabilitation (Cr. 52600-ZM): The objective is to rehabilitate the electricity distribution infrastructure in Lusaka and Copperbelt regions. Bank Approval completed on 30 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P133184. US$ 105.0/65.0 (IDA Credit/EUIB). Consultants will be required. Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO), Stand No. 6949, Great East Road, PO Box 33304, Lusaka, Zambia, Tel: (260-211) 362-771, Fax: (260-211) 222-753, E-mail: cchitundu@zesco.co.zm, Contact: Mr. Cyprian Chitundu, Managing Director

Zambia

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Health Systems Strengthening for Results: The objective is to strengthen the health systems: (a) supply chain mamangement, human resources for health and health care financing; (b) MCH outcomes which includes malaria and nutrition; and (c) the current RBF program could possibly expand before the IE results come in mid-2014. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 22 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 51.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Health, Ndeke House, Haille Selassie Ave. Lusaka, Zambia, Tel: (260-211) 252-989, Fax: (260-211) 253-344, E-mail: ps@moh.gov.zm, Contact: Dr. Peter Mwaba

Zambia

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Budget Support: The objective is to strengthen economic management and public sector governance in Zambia which strengthens the national budget process and statutory functions including economic management. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 9 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 30.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Ministry of Finance and National Planning (MoFNP), Government of Zambia, Zambia

Zambia

Transportation

(R) Strengthening Climate Resilience PPCR Phase II: The objective is to mainstream climate change issues in the Sixth National Development Plan and other strategies in order to ensure sustainable economic development towards the attainment of the country’s Vision 2030. The loan was signed on 19 April 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127254. US$ 5.0/31.0 (CSCC/CSCF). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Finance and National Planning, Finance House, Chimanga Road, PO Box 50062, Lusaka, Zambia, Tel: (260-211) 251-105, Fax: (260-211) 251-078, E-mail: dckaluba@juno.com, david.kaluba@mofnp.gov.zm, Contact: David Kaluba, National Coordinator, PPCR

Zambia

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Water Resources Development (Cr. 52390-ZM): The objective is to support the development of an infrastructure platform and water management framework that: (a) improves water allocation efficiencies; (b) increases the reliability of water available for productive purposes; and (c) strengthens community resilience to climatic variability. Bank Approval completed on 25 April 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P114949. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required for water resources information systems, dam development master plan, catchment management plans, and preparation of small dams program. Ministry of Energy and Water Development, Sheki Sheki Road, Light Industrial Area, PO Box 50288, Ridgeway, Lusaka, Zambia, Tel: (260-211) 243-543, Fax: (260-211) 248-304, Contact: Adam Hussen, Director

Zimbabwe

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Hwange-Sanyati Biological Corridor Environmental Resource Management and Conservation: The objective is to develop the technical and institutional tools for the sustainable management of HSBC. Decision Meeting scheduled for 14 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P124625. US$ 6.4 (GEFU). Consultants will be required for establishing biodiversity, land degradation and socio-economic baseline data for HSBC; identification and development of criteria for selection of livelihood activities and feasibility studies, among others. World Wildlife Fund Zimbabwe, PO Box CY 1409, Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe, Tel: (236-4) 703-902, Fax: (236-4) 252-533, E-mail: eshumba@wwf.org.zw, Contact: Enos Shumba, Interim Director

Zimbabwe

Health and Other Social Services

(N) Expansion of Public Work Program/Productive Safety Net Project: The objective is to provide temporary income support to poor non-labor constrained rural households through their participation in labor-intensive community works, while putting in place the building blocks of a National Productive Safety Net system. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P145518. US$ 25.0 (AFRH). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Zimbabwe

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Health Sector Development Support Project Additional Financing: The objective is to increase the coverage of key maternal and child health interventions in targeted districts. The loan was signed on 17 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 20.0 (HRBF). Consulting services to be determined. Cordaid International, 21 Argyle Road, Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe, Tel: (263-4) 735-123, E-mail: arjanne.rietsema@cordaid.net, Contact: Ms. Arjanne Rietsema, Head of Mission; Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, 4th Floor, Kaguvi Building, Harare, Zimbabwe, Tel: (263-4) 798-537-60, Fax: (263-4) 729-154, E-mail: ggwinji@gmail.com, Contact: Dr. Brigadier General Gwinji, Permanent Secretary




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