Office of the Executive Director (EDS24)
The World Bank Group (WBG) is composed of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the International Development association (IDA) and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA). The WBG focuses on developing and transition countries, and aims at (i) building an enabling climate for investment, jobs, and sustainable growth; and (ii) investing in poor people and empowering them to participate in development. The WBG commits annually about 35 billion USD of grants, loans, investments and guarantees; it employs about 12’000 staff.
The IBRD/IDA lending to the EDS24 borrowing countries amounted to 725 million USD in 2007. This figure should be substantially higher in 2008: up to end of July 2008, the lending volume to EDS24 borrowing countries amounts already to 990 million USD. A signigicant expansion of the volume of IFC operatiions - and eventually MIGA - is also expected in 2008.
The Projects Database
The Projects database provides access to basic information on all of the World Bank's lending projects from 1947 to the present, including Guarantees, GEF Full-Sized, GEF Medium-Sized, Montreal Protocol, Carbon Offsets, Debt Service Facility, Guarantees, Rainforest, Special Financing, Investment and Adjustment Loans/Credits. It also provides links to publicly disclosed online documents. For older projects, there is a link to the Archives catalog, which contains records of older documents.
The database does not include projects of the International Finance Corporation (see IFC Projects or the analytical and advisory work of the World Bank. Data for older projects may be incomplete, as the systems for capturing information have been refined and improved over time.
Procurement under World Bank-financed projects results in the award of approximately 20-30,000 contracts (total value of about $20 billion); about 10,000 are subject to prior review (total value of about $10 billion). The list below are the major contracts that were reviewed and agreed to by Bank staff before they were awarded; i.e., "prior reviewed" contracts. Major contracts financed under investment lending are subject to this prior review. The thresholds for prior review vary from loan to loan and from country to country and are specified in the procurement schedule of the Legal Agreement. Contracts not subject to prior review by the Bank and contracts that were signed before 7/1/2000 are not included in this database. The name of contractor, supplier, or consultant shown is the name of the entity who submitted the winning bid or proposal. The name of manufacturer, Joint Venture partners, sub-contractor, and/or sub-consultants may not appear in this database.
Resources for Business and Monthly Operational Summary
National Road Rehabilitation (Osh-Isfana) : The objective is to support the rehabilitation of national roads in the Kyrgyz Republic. Most of the IDA grant would be allocated for the rehabilitation of the Osh-Batken-Isfana road that would restore access to the majority of the population in Batken Oblast who currently lack efficient access to the national road network. A small proportion will be utilized to improve the planning and management of maintenance for the national road network. Decision meeting scheduled for 23 September 2008. Environmental Assessment Category A. PID: 107608. US$ 20.0 (IDA). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.
Water and Sanitation
Second Rural Water Supply & Sanitation: The objective is a continuation of the first Rural Water Supply and Sanitation: (a) to provide the rural population of the borrower with access to safe and affordable drinking water from water supply systems which the communities own, operate, maintain and manage in a sustainable manner; and (b) to improve hygiene, sanitation and water-related practices at individual, family and institutional levels in the rural areas. Negotiations scheduled for 1 September 2008. Environmental Assessment Category FI. PID 110267. US$ 10.0 (IDA). Consultants will be required. Joint Project Management Unit, Room 420, 422, 114 Chui Prospect, 720040, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, Tel: (996-312) 660-637, 661-534, Fax: (996-312) 660-643, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Contact: Mr. M. Sarymsakov, Director
Energy and Mining
Central Asia South Asia Electricity Transmission and Trade Project (CASA 1000) : The objective is to facilitate regional electricity trade between the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan in Central Asia and Afghanistan and Pakistan in South Asia through the establishment of the physical infrastructure and the concomitant institutional and legal framework a Special Purpose Company (SPC) with private sector participation on behalf of the Governments of Afghanistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan and Tajikistan. Decision meeting scheduled for 31 March 2009. Environmental Assessment Category A. PID: 110729. US$ 40.0/204.0 (IBRD/IDA). Consulting services to be determined. Special Purpose Company (SPC).
Environment and Natural Resources Management
Environmental Development Policy: The objectives is to support the efforts of the Government to guarantee environmental sustainability through (i) strengthening the legal and institutional framework for environmental management in the country, improving the efficiency and efficacy of processes and clarifying the roles and responsibilities of key actors; (ii) promoting policy reforms relating to the environmental agenda in key sectors; and (iii) reaching goals and activities for improved environmental quality for citizens most exposed and affected by pollution in Peru. Project preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 25.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Economy and Finance, Jr. Junín 319, 4to Piso, Lima 1, Peru, Tel: (51-1) 311-5958, 426-9452, Fax: (51-1) 311-9900, E-mail: email@example.com, Contact: Aida Amézaga, Jefe de Unidad de Coordinación de Préstamos Sectoriales