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MOS - Latin America and Caribbean Region

World Bank Monthly Operational Summary
Latin America and the Caribbean Region
May 2012
data as of April 15, 2012

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Antigua and Barbuda

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Safety Net Advancement: The objective is to improve the efficiency of public spending through strengthening the social protection system, supporting public sector transformation, setting up active labor market policies, and programs for the unemployed. Decision Meeting scheduled for late-May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P126791. US$ 5.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Argentina

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Rural Corridors and Biodiversity: The objectives are to: (a) increase the protection of vulnerable natural areas and the conservation of biological diversity in both the Argentine Patagonian Steppe and the Argentine Chaco; and (b) bolster the technical capacity and outreach of federal and provincial organizations working in natural resource issues. Bank Approval scheduled for 23 October 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P114294. US$ 6.3/2.3 (GEFU/MSC1). Consultants will be required. Administacion de Parques Nacionales, Av. Santa Fe 690, C1059ABN, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tel: (54-11) 4774-5357, Fax: NA, E-mail: NA, Contact: Dra. Patricia Gandini, President

Argentina

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Socio-Economic Inclusion in Rural Areas: The objective is to support the Government’s strategy to raise incomes and improve livelihoods among the rural poor of Argentina. Board Approval tentatively scheduled for 23 October 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P106685. US$ 52.5 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganaderia y Pesca (MAGyP formerly SAGPyA), Avda. Belgrano 450, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tel: (54-11) 4349-1300, E-mail: prosap-comunica@prosap.gov.ar, Contact: Lic. Jorge Neme, Coordinador Ejecutivo, Ing Sandro Sassatelli, Coordinador Tecnico

Argentina

Education

(R) Salta Province SWAp: The objectives are to improve public service delivery and human capital in the province of Salta by strengthening public sector management and enhancing the quality of education services. Decision Meeting scheduled for 12 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P127864. US$ 60.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Argentina

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Provincial Public Health Insurance Development (Ln. 80620-AR): The objectives are to: (a) increase utilization and quality of key health services for the uninsured target population, and (b) improve institutional management by strengthening the incentives for results in participating provinces and among service providers. Signing scheduled for 30 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P106735. US$ 400.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministerio de Salud y Ambiente, Av. 9 de Julio 1925 Piso 12 (1332), Buenos Aires, Argentina Tel/Fax: (54-11) 4379-9339, E-mail: mdiosque@msal.gov.ar, Contact: Dr. Maximo Andres Diosque, Secretario de Promocion de Programas Sanitarios

Argentina

Industry and Trade

(R) Montreal Protocol Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) Phase Out: The objective is to serve the Hydrochlorofluorocarbons Phase-out Management Plan, Stage I, for the Government to submit for approval by the Multilateral Fund Executive Committee at its first meeting in 2012. The operation is expected to pave the way for further engagement on the Montreal Protocol agenda in face of HPMP Stage 2 starting in 2015. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 4 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 10.0 (MPIN). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Argentina

Industry and Trade

(R) Sustainable Industrial Development: The objective is to support small and medium enterprises in Argentina with inadequate access to credit to improve their compliance with environmental regulations, while simultaneously boosting their industrial competitiveness. Board Approval tentatively scheduled for 23 October 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P110612. US$ 40.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministerio de Economia y Produccion, Secretaria de Industria y Pyme, Av. Julio A. Roca 651, Piso 2o, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tel: (54-11) 4349-3726/3728, Fax: NA, E-mail: NA, Contact: Alfredo Junco, Coordinador Ejecutivo UEPRO-PRESAO

Argentina

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Third National Communication United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): The objective is to assist the government to strengthen its capacity in designing sectoral policies and measures for mitigation and adaptation to climate change and to evaluate the environmental, social and economic impact of their implementation while fulfilling obligations to the UNFCCC. Signing scheduled for late-April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P116974. US$ 2.4 (GEFU). Consultants will be required. Secretariat of the Environment and Sustainable Development (SAyDS), Climate Change, San Martin 451, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tel: (54-11) 4348-8648, E-mail: smucci@ambiente.gov.ar, Contact: Nazareno Castillo Marin, Director

Belize

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Climate Resilient Infrastructure: The objectives are to: (a) provide evidence-based climate resilient infrastructure and (b) enhance the capacity of the country in coping with climate change. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 20 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 15.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Bolivia

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Rural Alliances II: The objective is to improve market access for small rural producers in selected areas of the country. Decision Meeting scheduled for 12 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127743. US$ 60.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Rural Development and Land (MDRT), Av. Camacho 1471, entre calles Bueno y Loayza, La Paz, Bolivia, Tel: (591-2) 211-1103, Fax: (591-2) 211-4332, E-mail: alianzarural@gmail.com, Contact: Jhonny Delgadillo, Coordinator

Bolivia

Energy and Mining

(R) Access and Renewable Energy: The objective is to support Bolivia’s access strategy through: (a) energy services for isolated and dispersed individual households and public buildings; (b) renewable mini-grids for isolated rural areas; (c) grid densification; and (d) project management and supervision and capacity building. Project Concept Review Meeting tentatively scheduled for mid-June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Hydrocarbon and Energy, Palacio de Comunicaciones, Piso 12, La Paz, Bolivia, Tel: (591-2) 211-4690, E-mail: msiles@idtr.gob.bo, Contact: Marlene Siles, Head of the Project Implementation Unit

Bolivia

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Second Urban Infrastructure: The objective is to improve the access to basic services to the urban poor in two cities in Bolivia through targeted infrastructure investments and the provision of technical assistance to municipalities in the planning, expansion and sustainability of urban service delivery Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 26 March 2012. Decision Meeting scheduled for 11 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 24.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Municipality of La Paz, Calle Mercado y Colon No. 1298, La Paz, Bolivia, Tel: (591-2) 220-0269, Fax: (591-2) 220-2000, E-mail: juan.ribero@lapaz.bo, Contact: Juan Carlos Ribero Calvimonte, Project Coordinator; Municipality of El Alto, Av. 6 de Marzo Calle 13, Zona 12 de Octubre, El Alto, Bolivia, Tel: (591-2) 282-5136, Fax: (591-2) 282-9198, E-mail: Carlos281063@yahoo.com, Contact: Carlos Altamirano, General Coordinator

Bolivia

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Rural Water and Sanitation MIAGUA: The objectives are to: (a) follow-up on the ongoing government project MIAGUA; and (b) assist the finance investments in rural water and sanitation inrural areas of all Bolivia municipalities except for La Paz and El Alto. This project is no longer in the lending program. Further reporting will be discontinued. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 75.0 (IDA Credit).

Bolivia

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Climate Resilience Integrated Basin Management: The objective is to strengthen the national capacity to integrate climate resilience in planning, management, and investment; through the adoption of a river basin management approach that will be piloted in the Rio Grande River Basin. Appraisal scheduled for 21 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P129640. US$ 41.0 (CSCF). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Environment and Water, Capitan Castrillo y 20 de Octubre 434, San Pedro, Bolivia Tel/Fax: (591-2) 211-5582, E-mail: carlos.ortuno@miriego.com, Contact: Julieta Mabel Monje Villa, Minister

Brazil

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Amazon Region Protected Areas Program Phase II: The objective is to expand and consolidate the protected areas system in the Brazilian Amazon region and implement mechanisms for their financial sustainability. The loan was signed on 21 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P114810. US$ 15.9/30.0/10.0 (GEFU/KFW/WOWL). Consultants will be required. Fundo Brasileiro para a Biodiversidade (Funbio), Largo do IBAM, 1 Humaita, CEP 22271-070, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tel: (55-21) 2123-5326, E-mail: fabio@funbio.org.br, Contact: Fernanda Marques, Project Coordinator

Brazil

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Ceara Rural Sustainable Development and Competitiveness (Ln. 81240-BR): The objectives are to support the inclusive and sustainable growth objectives of the State’s strategic and investment plans for rural areas by: (a) improving the sustainability of rural production, including irrigation, and rural income generation; and (b) contributing to the State’s efforts to ensure universal access to water services. Bank Approval completed on 5 April 2012. Signing tentatively scheduled for mid-June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P121167. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ceara-Secretaria de Desenvolvimento Agrario, Av. Bezerra de Menezes, 1820, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil, Tel: (55-85) 3101-8002, Fax: (55-85) 3287-2176, E-mail: nelson.martins@sda.ce.gov.br, Contact: Jose Nelson Martins, Secretary

Brazil

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Pernambuco Rural Competitiveness and Access to Markets (Ln. 81350-BR): The objective is to support the Borrower’s Results Management Framework, Pernambuco para Todos, by: (a) promoting rural business initiatives; and (b) expanding rural access to water and other complementary infrastructure. Signing tentatively scheduled for late-May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P120139. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Secretariat of Agriculture and Land Reform, Avenida Caxanga, 2200, Corideiro Recife, Brazil, Tel: (55-81) 3184-2850, Fax: (55-31) 3184-2858, E-mail: sara@sara.pe.gov.br, Contact: Ranilson Brandao Ramos, Secretary

Brazil

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Piaui Integrated Green Growth Sustainability and Inclusion: The objective is to support the Government of Piauí in the implementation of its policies and programs to achieve higher rates of inclusive green growth. Concept Review Meeting tentatively scheduled for late-June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 200.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Brazil

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Rio de Janeiro Sustainable Rural Development Additional Financing: The objectives are to: (a) increase the adoption of integrated and sustainable farming systems in specific areas; and (b) re-establish an agricultural productive environment in areas of the Serrana Region affected by natural disaster Jan 2011, contributing to increase small-scale farming productivity and competitiveness in those areas. Negotiations scheduled for 17 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126684. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Consultants will be required during project implementation to provide specialized technical assistance to project beneficiaries. State Secretariat of Agriculture and Livestock (SEAPEC), Alameda S Boaventura, 770, Fonseca, Niteroi, RJ, Brazil, Tel: (55-21) 3607-5398, Fax: (55-21) 3607-6003, E-mail: microbacias@agricultura.rj.gov.br

Brazil

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) South Cooperation for Economic Development: The objective is to expand and deepen Brazil’s participation in the international development system through the enhancement of its capacity to participate in South-South Cooperation (S-SC) programs for the transfer of relevant developmental knowledge and technologies. This project is on hold until further notice. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 30.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Brazil

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Embrapa Verde Agricultural GHG Emissions Reduction: The objectives are to: (a) implement existing GHG reducing technologies for crop and livestock activities; (b) develop new technologies designed to achieve further GHG reductions and adopt GHG reduction technologies within Embrapa research system; and (c) promote Embrapa exchange with other ag. research institutions focused on reducing GHG. Project Concept Review Meeting tentatively scheduled for June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 140.0/140.0 (IBRD/IADB). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Brazil

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Marine Protected Areas: The objective is to support the creation and implementation of a representative and effective marine and coastal protected areas system in Brazil to reduce the loss of coastal and marine biodiversity. Project preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P128968. US$ 18.2 (GEFU). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Brazil

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Piaui Green Growth and Inclusion Development Policy Loan (Ln. 81280-BR): The objective is to support the sustainable development of the state of Piaui, focusing on the conservation of environmentally sensitive areas, promotion of education opportunities and adopting of sustainable agriculture. Bank Approval completed on 6 March 2012. Signing tentatively scheduled for late-May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P126449. US$ 350.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. State of Piaui Secretariat of Planning, Av. Miguel Rosa, 3190, Centro Sul, Teresina, Brazil, Tel: (55-86) 3221-3145/4575, Fax: (55-86) 3221-1660, E-mail: secretario@seplan.pi.gov.br, Contact: Sergio Goncalves de Miranda, Secretary

Brazil

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Promotion of Sustainable Agriculture: The objectives are to support sustainable agriculture and ranching in previously degraded or abandoned deforested areas by reoccupying the lands and increase productivity, thus promoting economic growth while decreasing the pressure to deforest new areas in the Amazon. Awaiting Government’s authorization to proceed. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 25.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Agriculture, Espl. dos Ministerios, Bl. D, Sl. 752, Edificio Sede, Brasilia, DF, Brazil, Tel: (55-61) 3218-2644, E-mail: derli.dossa@agricultura.gov.br, Contact: Derli Dossa, Chefe da Assessoria de Gestao Estrategica

Brazil

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Rio Grande do Norte Regional Development and Governance: The objective is to promote regional economic and social development, which is inclusive of the poor and environmentally sustainable. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 14 February 2012. Project Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126452. US$ 360.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. State of Rio Grande do Norte, Centro Administrativo do Estado, BR 101, KM 0, Natal, RN, Brazil, Tel: (55-84) 3232-1910, Fax: (55-84) 3232-1911, E-mail: oberyjr@rn.gov.br

Brazil

Education

(R) Recife Swap Education and Public Management: The objectives are to: (a) expand coverage and improve quality of early child education and primary school; and (b) improve municipal public management, with emphasis on the areas of education, finance, urban mobility, and management of public policy. Negotiations scheduled for late-April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126372. US$ 130.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Special Secretariat of Planning and Management, Recife, Brazil, Tel: (55 81) 3355-9444, Fax: (55-81) 3355-8014, E-mail: elabanca@recife.pe.gov.br, Contact: Evelyne Labanca, Secretary

Brazil

Education

Alagoas Extreme Poverty Eradication: The objective is to support the efforts of the State of Alagoas to eradicate extreme poverty, as part of the Brazilian Federal Government’s program to achieve the same goal nationwide. Decision Meeting scheduled for 30 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P126620. US$ 200.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Brazil

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Integrated Health and Water Management (Ln. 79510-BR): The objectives are to: (a) increase access to clean water, sanitation, and basic health care in 10 selected municipalities most affected by infectious intestinal diseases (IID); and (b) improve neonatal health care in 25 selected hospitals using a Baremo indicator of quality and efficiency. Signing scheduled for 26 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P095171. US$ 60.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Secretariat of Planning of Bahia, Av. Luis Viana Filho, 2da Avenida No. 25, Salvador, BA, Brazil, Tel: (55-71) 3115-3550, Fax: (55-71) 3371-3237, E-mail: anacristina.branco@seplan.ba.gov.br, Contact: Ana Cristina Gomes Branco, General Coordinator

Brazil

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Sergipe Development Policy Loan: The objective is to support the Government to implement its poverty reduction and inclusive growth strategy. Specific support to transformative policies in 3 areas: (a) public financial management; (b) human development; and (c) local development. Gender and more vulnerable groups would be highlighted as a cross-cutting theme. Project Concept Note scheduled for 10 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 150.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Brazil

Industry and Trade

(N) Ceara SWAp III: The objectives are to: (a) support economic growth, a reduction in social inequality and environmental sustainability in Ceara; and (b) strengthen public investment planinning and the quality of supporting functions such as procurement and financial management. Project Identification is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 350.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Secretariat of Planning and Management, Av. Gal Afonso Albuquerque Lima, Ed. Seplag, 3o Andar, Cambeba, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil, Tel: (55-85) 3101-4532, Fax: (55-85) 3101-4518, E-mail: cristina.medeiros@ipece.ce.gov.br, Contact: Cristina Madeiros, Project Coordinator

Brazil

Industry and Trade

Rio Grande do Sul SWAp (Ln. 81550-BR): The objective is to support activities in private sector development, public sector management, fiscal policy, primary education, transport, environmental and disaster risk management. Bank Approval scheduled for 1 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P120830. US$ 480.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Secretaria de Planejamento, Gestao e Participacao Cidada, Av. Borges de Medeiros, 1501, 9o Andar, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, Tel: (55-51) 3288-1431, Fax: (55-51) 3288-1412, E-mail: rogerio-fialho@seplag.rs.gov.br, Contact: Rogerio Correa Fialho, Secretario Adjunto

Brazil

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Bahia Inclusion and Economic Development DPL: The objectives are to support the innovation of: (a) public financial management and planning; (b) reducing social inequality; (c) economic diversification; and (d) trade infrastructure and logistics. Negotiations tentatively scheduled for early-May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P126351. US$ 700.0 (IBRD). No consultants are required. Secretaria da Fazenda da Estado de Bahia, 2a Ave 260 CEP 41.745-003, CAB, Salvador, BA, Brazil, Tel: (55-71) 8153-8679, Fax: NA, E-mail: augusto@sefaz.ba.gov.br, Contact: Augusto Monteiro, Assessor Tecnico

Brazil

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Belo Horizonte Urban Development Policy Loan: The objectives are to: (a) support the municipality’s strategy and policies to strengthen efforts to plan and manage territorial urban development in the city; (b) promote affordable housing; and (c) provide targeted and integrated social assistance programs to the urban poor. Negotiations are underway. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P126749. US$ 200.0 (IBRD). No consultants are required. Secretaria Municipal de Financas, Rua Espirito Santo 593, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil, Tel: (31) 3277-9253, Fax: (31) 3277-1069, E-mail: paulo.araujo@pbh.gov.br, Contact: Paulo Robero Araujo, Gerente de Captacao de Recursos

Brazil

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Expanding Opportunities, Enhancing Equity in the State of Pernambuco Development Policy Loan (Ln. 81420-BR): The objective is to focus on sectors such as education, disaster risk management and economic development in order to promote opportunities for growth and poverty reduction throughout the State. Bank Approval completed on 22 March 2012. Signing tentatively scheduled for late-April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P106753. US$ 500.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Secretaria de Planejamento e Gestao de Pernambuco, Rua da Aurora No. 1377, Boa Vista, Recife, PE, Brazil, Tel: (55-81) 3182-3869, Fax: (55-81) 3182-3904, E-mail: NA, Contact: Edilberto Xavier, Secretario Executivo de Planejamento, Orcamento e Captacao

Brazil

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Minas Gerais Partnership III SWAP: The objectives are to support: (a) the state’s third generation of result-oriented public sector management reforms across several sectors; and (b) reforms in the area of natural resource management and climate change mitigation and adaptation. Appraisal completed on 29 March 2012. Negotiations tentatively scheduled for early-May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P121590. US$ 450.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Secretaria de Estado de Planejamento e Gestao de Minas Gerais (SEPLAG), Rua Bernardo Guimaraes, 2731, Bairro Santo Agostinho, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tel: (55-31) 3290-8382, Fax: NA, E-mail: ana.cristina@planejamento.mg.gov.br, Contact: Fernanza Cimini Salles, Superintendente de Financiamento ao Investimento

Brazil

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Parana PSM for Development SWAp: The objective is to support the modernization of public sector management to access economic opportunities and human development in a less unequal state of Parana. Decision Meeting tentatively scheduled for early-May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126343. US$ 350.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. State Secretariat of Planning and General Coordination PR, Palácio das Araucárias, 4o Andar, Centro Cívico, Curitiba, PR, Brazil, Tel: (55-41) 3313-6272/70, Fax: (55-41) 3313-6276, E-mail: cassiotaniguchi@sepl.pr.gov.br, Contact: Cassio Taniguchi, State Secretary of Planning and General Coordination PR

Brazil

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Rio Municipality Technical Assistance Loan: The objectives are to: (a) support activities to further consolidate the reforms undertaken as part of the DPL to the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro; and (b) promote improvements in the areas of public investment management, delivery of social services and public sector management, including monitoring and evaluation of social programs. Decision Meeting tentatively scheduled for mid-May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 16.2 (IBRD). No consultants are required. Secretaria Municipal de Fazenda, Rua Afonso Cavalcanti, 455, Anexo, Sala 604, Ciudad Nova, 20211-110, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tel: (55-21) 2976-3280, Fax: (55-21) 2976-2661, Contact: Marco Aurélio Santos Cardozo, Head of the Municipal Treasury

Brazil

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Rio State Technical Assistance Additional Financing: The objectives are to scale-up: (a) the integrated territorial development approach to Rio de Janeiro by expanding sectoral activities in the metropolitan governance and urban transport, environment and disaster risk management, housing, and social development; and (b) the services and activities offered in health and education. Decision Meeting scheduled for 21 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 48.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Brazil

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Third Rio State Development Policy Loan: The objective is to assist the government to improve their efficiency to plan cost and program public investments, the expansion of health programs in poor municipalities, and performance based reforms in the education sector. Appraisal completed on 9 February 2012. Negotiations tentatively scheduled for late-April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P126465. US$ 300.0 (IBRD). No consultants are required. Secretaria de Fazenda, 42 Rua da Alfandega, Centro Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, Tel: (55-21) 2334 4300, Fax: NA, E-mail: ptafner@fazenda.rj.gov.br, Contact: Paulo Taffner, Deputy Secretary of Finance

Brazil

Transportation

(R) Federal Transport SWAp: The objective is to support the improvement of the country’s transport sector efficiency and safety. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 20 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Transport, Brazil

Brazil

Transportation

(R) Tocantins Integrated Sustainable Regional Development: The objective is to foster improved effectiveness of road transport and enhanced efficiency of selected public services in support of an integrated and territorially balanced development of the State of Tocantins. Negotiations scheduled for 21 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P121495. US$ 300.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Secretaria de Estado da Infraestrutura Tocantins, Esplanada das Secretarias, Praca dos Girassois,Palmas, Brazil, Tel: (55-63) 3218-1640/41, Fax: (55-63) 3218-1690, E-mail: dae@seinf.to.gov.br, Contact: Silvio Leao, Superintendente de Apoio Estrategico

Brazil

Transportation

(R) Upgrading and Greening the Rio de Janeiro Urban Rail System Additional Financing: The objective is to improve the quality of Rio urban rail transit system and lower the system’s carbon footprint. Signing scheduled for 15 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P125630. US$ 600.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. CENTRAL, Av. Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 493, 22.031-000 Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, Tel: (55-21) 3816-6457, Fax: (55-21) 3816-6459, E-mail: jlfavario@central.rj.gov.br, Contact: Jairo Favario, Coordinator PMU

Brazil

Transportation

Sao Paulo Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management and Transport: The objective is to improve efficient transport and logistics in the perspective of balanced and sustainable regional development of the State through support to improve management of the transport sector and improved planning and management of territories and disaster risk management. Project Concept Review Meeting tentatively scheduled for late-April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 300.0/214.0 (IBRD/ANDC). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Brazil

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Espirito Santo Integrated Sustainable Development: The objectives are to: (a) improve the quality of water resources in the 2 main basins that supply water to the Vitória Metropolitan Region (through improved sanitation and sustainable land management practices); and (b) provide technical assistance to the State of Espirito Santo on integrated urban water management, and impact evaluation. Project identification is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 225.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. CESAN, Av. Governador Bley, 186, Brazil, Tel: (55-27) 3132-8200, Fax: (55-27) 3222-4369, E-mail: www.cesan.com.br; IEMA (Instituto Estadual do Meio Ambiente), Rod. BR 262 Km 0, Patio Porto Velho, Brazil, Tel: (55-27) 3136-3437, Fax: (55-27) 3136-3441, E-mail: presidente@iema.es.gov.br; Secretaria de Estado de Projetos Especiais e Articulação Metropolitana, Palácio da Fonte Grande - Rua Sete de, Setembro, No. 362 8o andar, Centro Vitória, Brazil, Tel: +55-27-3636-1190, Fax: +55-27-3321-3889, E-mail: www.es.gov.br

Brazil

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Sao Bernardo Integrated Water Management in Sao Paulo Program: (formerly Sao Bernardo and Guarulhos Integrated Water Management in Sao Paulo Program) The objectives are to: (a) protect and maintain the quality and reliability of MRSP’s water resources and potable water sources; and (b) improve the Guarulhos’ quality of life of the poor populations residing in key targeted urban river basins. Bank Approval completed on 29 March 2012. Signing tentatively scheduled for late-May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P125829. US$ 20.8 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Municipality of Guarulhos (PMG) Water and Sewerage Autonomous Service Company, SAAE, Av. Emilio Ribas, 1.247, Guarulhos, SP, Brazil, Tel: (55-11) 2472-5300 Ext. 365, E-mail: afraniodepaula@saaeguarulhos.sp.gov.br, Contact: Afrânio de Paula Sobrinho, Superintendent of SAAE; Municipality of Sao Bernardo do Campo (PMSBC), Praca Samuel Sabatini 50, Sao Bernardo do Campo, SP, Brazil, Tel: (55-11) 4367-6408, Fax: (55-11) 4122-0160, E-mail: tassiaregino@uol.com.br, Contact: Tássia Regina, Secretary

Brazil

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Sergipe Water (Ln. 81130-BR): The objective is to promote efficient and sustainable water use in targeted municipalities of the Sergipe river basin, by improving water resources management and regulatory tools, reducing the pollution load discharged into rivers and increasing water services productivity. Signing scheduled for 26 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P112074. US$ 70.3 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. State Secretariat of Environment and Water Resources-Sergipe, Av. Prefeito Heraclito Rollemberg, S/N, Sergipe, Brazil, Tel: (55-79) 3179-7300, Fax: (55-79) 3179-7302, E-mail: NA, Contact: Ailton Francisco da Rocha, Project Coordinator

Brazil

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Acre Social and Economic Inclusion and Sustainable Development Additional Financing: The objectives are to: (a) develop and implement water supply and sanitation urban service delivery in five municipalities; and (b) expand and deepen the range of activities in education, health and sustainable development to scale up the project’s impact and development effectiveness. Project Concept Review Meeting tentatively scheduled for mid-May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 140.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Brazil

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Federal Disaster Risk Management: The objectives are to support: (a) capacity building and (b) strengthen institutional federal agencies in disaster prevention, vulnerability reduction, risk financing, and emergency response. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 29 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Chile

Education

(R) Second Tertiary Education Finance for Results (Ln. 81260-CL): The objective is to increase the effectiveness of public funding for tertiary education by: (a) enhancing quality, (b) coherence, and (c) responsiveness in the system, through stronger accountability for performance. Signing scheduled for 16 July 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P111661. US$ 40.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Division of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Av. Libertador Bernardo O’higgins 1371, Santiago, Chile, Tel: (56-2) 390-4401, Fax: NA, E-mail: juanjose.ugarte@mineduc.cl, Contact: Juan José Ugarte, Director

Chile

Energy and Mining

Climate Change and Energy: The objective is to support energy efficiency, renewable energy and other clean technologies that would reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. This project is on hold until further notice. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 50.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Chile

Transportation

Rural Infrastructure for Territorial Development: The objective is to increase the effective and productive use of sustainable infrastructure services by poor rural communities in selected territories. Decision Meeting scheduled for 13 December 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126500. US$ 30.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Subsecretaria de Desarrollo Regional (SUBDERE), Palacio de la Moneda, Santiago, Chile, Tel: (56-2) 690-4043, Fax: (56-2) 636-3600, E-mail: miguel.flores@subdere.gov.cl, Contact: Miguel Flores, Subsecretario

Colombia

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Smallholder Agriculture Competitiveness: The objective is to increase the competitiveness of small holder agriculture in Colombia, which will build upon success of the Rural Productive Alliance II, to scale up the investments of Smallholders to participate in high value chains and enter into contractual arrangements with buyers. Decision Meeting scheduled for 28 September 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126540. US$ 150.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministerio de Agricultura, Avenida Jimenez No. 7-65, Bogota, D.C Colombia, E-mail: viceministerio@minagricultura.gov.co, Contact: Ricardo Sanchez, Viceministro de Agricultura

Colombia

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Enhanced Social Promotion: The objective is to support the strengthening of Colombia’s social promotion system, which includes an ongoing Conditional Cash Transfer Program (Familias en Accion) as well as an integrated program to reduce extreme poverty (formerly known as Juntos, now as Unidos). Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 29 August 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 150.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Colombia

Industry and Trade

(R) Disaster Risk Management DPL with Catastrophe Deferred Draw Down Option II: The objective is to reduce Colombia’s vulnerability to natural hazards. Negotiations scheduled for 9 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P126583. US$ 150.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministerio de Hacienda y Credito Publico, Carrera 7, No. 6-45, Bogota, Colombia Tel/Fax: (57-1) 381-1700, E-mail: cmrojas@minhacienda.gov.co, Contact: Carolina Mary Rojas Hayes, Subdirectora Financiamiento Organismos Multilaterales y Gob.

Colombia

Industry and Trade

(R) Innovation, Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship: The objective is to improve the competitiveness of the Colombian economy by facilitating productivity improvements, innovation, technology adoption, and entrepreneurship within the private sector. This project is no longer in the lending program. Further reporting will be discontinued. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 100.0 (IBRD).

Colombia

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Sustainable Development Additional Financing: The objective, same as the parent project, is to support the Government’s environmental agenda: (a) environmental health, (b) integrated water resources management, (c) planning and oversight of environmental management, and (d) sustainable urban development. Signing scheduled for 8 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P115639. US$ 10.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Environment and National Planning Department, Calle 37 No. 8-40, Bogota, Colombia, Tel: (57-1) 332-3400, Ext. 1194, Fax: (57-1) 332-3429, E-mail: lnino@minambiente.gov.co, Contact: Lucy Amparo Nino Carrillo, Coordinadora de Banca Multilateral

Colombia

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Second Programmatic Fiscal Sustainability and Growth Resilience Development Policy Loan: The objective is to support the long-term Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) outcome of improved fiscal, financial, and social risk management under the ‘inclusive growth with enhanced productivity’ CPS theme. Concept Review Meeting tentatively scheduled to early-May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 200.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, Carrera 8 No. 6-64, Bogota, Colombia, Tel: (57-1) 381-1700, Fax: (57-1) 350-9331, E-mail: cmrojas@minhacienda.gov.co, Contact: Carolina Rojas, Sub-Director Multilateral Credit

Colombia

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Subnational Institutional Strengthening: The objective is to support the strengthening of the managerial capabilities at the subnational level in Colombia. Decision Meeting scheduled for 6 September 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 150.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Departamento Nacional de Planeacion, Calle 26 No. 13-19 Edificio Fonade, Bogota, Colombia, Tel: (57-1) 381-5000 Ext. 3500, Fax: NA, E-mail: nbargans@dnp.gov.co, Contact: Natalia Bargans Ballesteros, Subdirector de Credito

Colombia

Transportation

(R) Support to the National Urban Transport Program (Ln. 80830-CO): The objectives are to: (a) deliver high quality and sustainable BRTS in selected medium and large cities to improve mobility along the most strategic mass transit corridors; (b) improve accessibility for the poor through feeder services and fare integration; and (c) build greater institutional capacity at the national and local level. Signing scheduled for 30 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P117947. US$ 350.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Transport, Av. El Dorado CAN, Colombia, Tel: (57-1) 324-0800, E-mail: mintrans@mintransporte.gov.co, Contact: Carolina Camacho, Coordinadora Sistemas Integrados de Transporte

Colombia

Transportation

Urban Transport Clean Technology Fund: The objective is to support the Government in developing the urban transport project for Bogota identified under the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) Investment Plan, to improve public transit service provision. The CTF for Bogota envisions a comprehensive mobility and climate change agenda for Bogota’s Carrera 7 corridor. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 17 September 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 40.0 (CCTF). Consultants will be required. Ministerio de Transporte, Av. El Dorado CAN, Bogota, Colombia, Tel: (57-1) 324-0800, E-mail: ftarga@mintransporte.gov.co, Contact: Felipe Targa, Viceministro de Transporte

Colombia

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Barranquilla Flood Management: The objectives are to assist in: (a) the Flood Risk Reduction Investments; (b) strengthen the municipal government institution; and (c) resettlement of people in high risk areas, and compensation for involuntary loss of land. Decision Meeting scheduled for 12 December 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P120159. US$ 150.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Secretariat of Planning District of Barranquilla, Calle 34 No. 43-31, Colombia, Tel: (57-317) 641-7757, E-mail: mabuchaibe@barranquilla.gov.co, Contact: Maria Elia Abuchaibe, Secretary of Planning

Colombia

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

National Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Phase 2: The objective is to further strengthen Colombia’s disaster risk management framework through: (a) the application of disaster risk analysis and management in policy making at the sectoral and territorial levels, and (b) strengthening of risk reduction at subnational levels. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 27 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Housing, Cities, and Territory, Bogota, Bogota, Colombia, Tel: (571) 288-6020, Fax: NA, E-mail: NA

Costa Rica

Education

(R) Higher Education: The objective is to improve quality and relevance of the Costa Rican university system. Negotiations scheduled for 26 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P123146. US$ 200.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. CONARE, Edificio Dr. Franklin Chang Diaz, Pavas, Apdo. 1174-1200, San Jose, Costa Rica, Tel: (506) 2519-5700, Fax: NA, E-mail: eduardosibaja@hotmail.com, Contact: Eduardo Sibaja, Coordinator

Dominica

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Third Phase Disaster Vulnerability Reduction APL: The objective is to finance physical disaster mitigation investments and technical assistance activities to measurably reduce Dominica’s vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change impacts. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 26 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 17.0/6.0 (IDA Credit/CIF). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Finance, 5th Floor, Financial Centre, Kennedy Ave, Roseau, Dominica, Tel: (767) 266-3340, Fax: (767) 448-0054, E-mail: finance@dominica.gov.dm, Contact: Rosamund Edwards, Financial Secretary; Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, Physical Planning and Fisheries, 2nd Floor, Government Headquarters, Kennedy Avenue, Roseau, Dominica, Tel: (767) 266-3544, Fax: (767) 440-7761, E-mail: environment@dominica.gov.dm, Contact: Kenneth Darroux, Minister; Environmental Coordination Unit (ECU), Roseau Fisheries Complex Building, Dame Mary Eugenia Charles Boulevard, Roseau, Dominica, Tel: (767) 266-5256, Fax: (767) 448-4577, E-mail: ecu@dominica.gov.dm, Contact: Lloyd Pascal, Director

El Salvador

Education

(R) Education Quality Improvement (Ln. 81100-SV): The objective is to improve quality and governance in school education. The loan was signed on 14 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126364. US$ 60.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Education, Alameda Juan Pablo II y calle Guadalupe, San Salvador, El Salvador, Tel: (503) 2537-4100, Fax: NA, E-mail: lorena.duque@mined.gob.sv, Contact: Lorena Duque de Rodriguez, Directora Nacional de Educacion

El Salvador

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Strengthening Public Health Care System (Ln. 80760-SV): The objectives are to: (a) expand the coverage, quality, and equity in utilization of priority health services provided under the RIISS; and (b) strengthen MINSAL’s stewardship’s capacity to manage essential public health functions. Signing scheduled for 30 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P117157. US$ 80.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Health, Ministerio de Salud, Calle Arce 827, San Salvador, El Salvador, Tel: (503-2) 205-7332, Fax: (503-2) 271-0008, E-mail: NA, Contact: Eduardo Espinoza, Viceministro de Politicas de Salud

El Salvador

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Second Programmatic Public Finance and Social Progress Development Policy Loan: The objectives are to: (a) create fiscal space for needed social spending; and (b) protect and socially including vulnerable segments of the population. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 26 March 2012. Decision Meeting tentatively scheduled for early-May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P127333. US$ 150.0 (IBRD). No consultants are required. Ministry of Finance, Boulevard de los Heroes No. 1231, Edificio Los Cerezos, San Salvador, El Salvador, Tel: (503) 2237-3051, Fax: (503) 2237-6419, E-mail: rina.djarquin@mh.gob.sv

Grenada

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Growth and Debt Development Policy Loan: The objective is to support the Government in pursuing critical reform actions under the Comprehensive Growth and Debt Framework. The framework builds on four pillars, three instruments for debt restructuring, and two stages of implementation for those instruments. Project identification is underway. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 10.0/10.0 (IBRD/IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Finance, Planning, Economy, Energy and Cooperatives, Financial Complex, the Carenage, St. George’s, Grenada, Tel: (473) 440-2731, Fax: (473) 440-4115, E-mail: timothy.Antoine@gov.gd, Contact: Timothy Antoine, Permanent Secretary

Guatemala

Industry and Trade

(R) Enhancing Small and Medium Enterprise Productivity (Ln. 80000-GT): The objective is to improve competitiveness of micro and small businesses. Specifically, to strengthen value chains and clusters, improve the legal and regulatory framework for microfinance, improve the supply of business development services, and promote appropriate technology adoption. Signing scheduled for late-May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P112011. US$ 32.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Economy, 8A Avenida 10-43, Zona 1, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Tel: (502) 2412-6101, Fax: (502) 2253-1419, E-mail: rsagastume@mineco.gob.gt, Contact: Ruben Morales, Minister

Haiti

Energy and Mining

Rebuilding Energy Infrastructure and Access: The objectives are to: (a) strengthen energy policy and planning capacity; and (b) rehabilitate and expand access to reliable electricity services in urban and rural areas and to sustainable energy for cooking. Decision Meeting scheduled for 25 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 100.0 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Electricite d’Haiti, Unité de Coordination de Projets (UCP), Angle rue Chareron et H. Truman, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tel: (509) 2946-6060, Contact: Camille Cange, Coordinator of the Project Coordination Unit (PCU); Ministère des Travaux Publics, des Transports et de la Communication, Unité de Gestion du Secteur de l’Energie, 40 rue Reimbold, Marcadieu, Delmas, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Contact: René Jean Jumeau, NA

Haiti

Health and Other Social Services

Ensuring Health Nutrition and Social Services for the Vulnerable: The objectives are to: (a) increase access and quality of basic social services; and (b) strengthen governance and institutional capacity of the Government to manage and monitor services, including during crises. Project Appraisal Document scheduled for 23 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P123706. US$ 50.0 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Fonds d’Assistance Economique et Social (FAES), 1, Delmas 75, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tel: (509) 2246-8530, Fax: NA, E-mail: faes@faes.gouv.ht, Contact: Harry Adams, Executive Director

Haiti

Industry and Trade

(R) Investment Climate and Growth: The objective is to support the private sector-led growth and exports through: (a) improving the business climate; and (b) promoting job creation by the small and medium enterprises. Decision Meeting tentatively scheduled for early-May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P123974. US$ 55.0 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Economy and Finance, Palais des Ministeres, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tel: (509) 3558-9673, E-mail: ronbaudin@mefhaiti.gov.ht, Contact: Ronald Baudin, Minister of Economy and Finance

Haiti

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Economic Reconstruction and Growth Development Policy Credit: The objective is to support the reconstruction efforts and unleash growth potential. Decision Meeting tentatively scheduled for early-May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 30.0 (IDA Grant). No consultants are required. Ministry of Finance, Rue Charles Summer, Port-au Prince, Haiti, Tel: (509-3) 701-8058, Fax: NA, E-mail: NA, Contact: Alfred Metellus, Chief of Staff

Honduras

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Safe and Inclusive Municipalities: The objective is to contribute to the reduction in crime and violence in selected municipalities and neighborhoods by (a) strengthening local capacities for integrated citizen security planning and implementation, and (b) financing prevention and strategic interventions to address specific risk and protective factors. Project Concept Review meeting tentatively scheduled for late-April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 10.0 (IDA Grant). Consulting services to be determined. FHIS, Honduras

Honduras

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Second Programmatic Development Policy Credit: The objective is to support the Government’s efforts in fiscal consolidation and security. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 16 July 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Ministry of Finance, Av. Cervantes, Barrio el Jazmin, Edificio SEFIN, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Tel: (504) 2222-0111, 9978-2227, E-mail: wchong@sefin.gob.hn, Contact: William Chong Wong, Minister of Finance

Honduras

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(N) Disaster Risk Management: The objective is to improve national capacity for disaster risk management in the country. Project Concept Note scheduled for 25 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 12.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Disaster Emergency Preparedness and Response Agency (COPECO) Carretera hacia Mateo, 200m adelante del Hospital Militar, Comayaguela, M.D.C Honduras, Tel: (504) 229-0619/0629, E-mail: gsuazo@pmdn.gob.hn

Jamaica

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Improving Climate Data and Information Management: The objective is to improve quality climate information for effective planning and action at local and national levels in Jamaica. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 2 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 6.8 (CSCF). Consultants will be required. Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ)

Jamaica

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Growth and Competitiveness Development Policy Loan: The objective is to support Government’s efforts to accelerate growth and enhance competitiveness through: (a) improving macroeconomic management; (b) enhancing debt sustainability; (c) minimizing fiscal distortions; and (d) strengthening human capital formation. Project Identification is underway. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). No consultants are required. Ministry of Finance and Public Service, 30 National Heroes Circle, PO Box 512, Jamaica, Tel: (876) 932-5434, Fax: (876) 924-9291, E-mail: courtney@mof.gov.jm, Contact: Courtney Williams, Senior Director

Mexico

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Forests and Climate Change (Ln. 81200-MX): The objective is to assist the Government to: (a) develop and implement the national Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) strategy; and (b) support community-based forest management, strengthen public institutions’ capacities and promote Mexico’s access to financial incentives from forest carbon sequestration. Signing tentatively scheduled for June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P123760. US$ 350.0/42.0 (IBRD/CIF). Consultants will be required. Comision Nacional Forestal (CONAFOR), Periferico Poniente No. 5360, Esq. Carretera a Nogales, Edificio B, Jalisco, Mexico, Tel: (52-33) 3777-7000, Fax: NA, E-mail: maguilar@conafor.gob.mx, Contact: Mario Aguilar, Gerente de Silvicultura Comunitaria

Mexico

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Green Production Systems and Biodiversity: The objectives are to conserve and protect nationally and globally significant biodiversity in Mexico through improving and mainstreaming sustainable management practices in the productive landscape in priority ecological corridors. Appraisal completed on 26 March 2012. Negotiations scheduled for 24 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P121116. US$ 11.7 (GEFU). Consultants will be required. CONABIO, Liga Periferico, Insurgentes Sur 4903, Col. Parques del Pedregal, Mexico City, DF 06000, Mexico, Tel: (52-55) 5004-4958-54, E-mail: palvarez@xolo.conabio.gob.mx, Contact: Pedro Alvarez Icaza, Director General CBM

Mexico

Education

(R) Second Upper Secondary Education Development Policy Loan (Ln. 81320-MX): The objective is to support the Government to implement the Mexico Upper Secondary Education Reform to improve the internal efficiency of upper secondary education and its responsiveness to the labor market. Signing scheduled for 11 July 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P126297. US$ 300.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Secretaria de Educacion Publica, Brasil 31, Piso 2, oficina 318, Colonia Centro Historico, Mexico City, Mexico, Tel: (52-5) 3601-1000, Fax: NA, E-mail: NA, Contact: Javier Diaz Parra, Coordinador de Rels. Internacionales

Mexico

Energy and Mining

(R) Energy Efficiency Supply Side: The objectives are to: (a) identify and support investments and measures in supply-side efficiency in Mexico; and (b) support the government of Mexico’s agenda to reduce GHG. Project identification is underway. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Mexico

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Sustainable Territorial Development Policy Loan (Ln. 81340-MX): The objectives are to increase the access to local infrastructure services and income generating opportunities in the poorest municipalities of Mexico through improved territorial planning and local governance, inclusion of sustainability objectives within local investments, and efficiency gains in federal spending at the local level. Bank Approval completed on 1 March 2012. Signing tentatively scheduled for June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P120170. US$ 300.8 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Secretaria de Hacienda y Credito Publico, Palacio Nacional, Patio de la Emperatriz, Edificio 12, Piso 2, Col. Centro, Mexico City, DF 06000, Mexico, Tel: (52-55) 3688-1438, Fax: (52-55) 3688-1216, E-mail: carlos_delgado@hacienda.gob.mx, Contact: Carlos Raul Delgado Aranda, Director de Organismos Financieros Internacionales

Mexico

Industry and Trade

(R) Second Innovation for Competitiveness APL: The objective is to support the Government’s efforts to improve the competitiveness of the Mexican economy by: (a) strengthening the innovative capacity of the private sector; (b) accelerating advanced human capital formation, and (c) increasing the capacity of the states to conduct science, technology and innovation programs. Decision Meeting tentatively scheduled for mid-June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126838. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. CONACYT, Avenida Insurgentes Sur No. 1582, Mexico, Tel: (55) 5322-7700, Fax: NA, E-mail: jparada@conacyt.mx, Contact: Hersch D. Goldbard Deutsch, Coordinador General UCP

Mexico

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Fiscal Risk Management Development Policy Loan (Ln. 81400-MX): The objective is to support policies for enhanced fiscal sustainability and predictability and transparency of public expenditure to support stable economic growth and development. Bank Approval completed on 22 March 2012. Signing tentatively scheduled to early-June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P123505. US$ 300.8 (IBRD). No consultants are required. Secretaria de Hacienda y Credito Publico SHCP, Av. Constituyentes 1001, Edificio B, 6to Piso, Col. Belen de las Flores, CP, Mexico DF, Mexico, Tel: (52-55) 3688-1486, Fax: (52-55) 3688-4962, E-mail: guillermo_bernal@hacienda.gob.mx, Contact: Guillermo Bernal, Coordinator

Mexico

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Addressing Variability and Climate Change in the Water Sector: The objective is to support the modernization of the National Meteorological Service in Mexico as a key measure to strengthen Mexico’s resilience to climate change. Negotiations completed on 3 April 2012. Bank Approval scheduled for 17 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126487. US$ 105.3 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. CONAGUA Comision Nacional del Agua, Av. Insurgentes Sur No. 2416, 4to Piso, Col. Copilco El Bajo, Mexico City, DF 06000, Mexico, Tel: (52-55) 5174-4503, Fax: (52-55) 5174-4794, E-mail: griselda.medina@conagua.gob.mx, Contact: Griselda Medina Laguna, Subgerencia de Gestión y Eval. de Proyectos

Nicaragua

Information and Communications

Rural Telecom Additional Finance: The objective is to finance the cost associated with scaling-up activities for providing telecommunications services in Nicaragua’s Caribbean coastal region and Rio San Juan; both regions being of high priority for the Government of Nicaragua. Project preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 5.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Instituto Nicaraguense de Telecomunicaciones y Correos, Managua, Nicaragua

Nicaragua

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Second Land Administration in Support of Land Program (PRODEP): The objective is to provide the population in the area with improved land administration services, including more accurate cadastral and property registry information. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 24 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 30.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Procuraduria General de la Republica, Managua, Nicaragua, Tel: (505-2) 266-6036, E-mail: heres@pgr.gob.ni, Contact: Hernan Estrada, Procurador General de la Republica

Nicaragua

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Adaptation of Water Supplies to Climate Change: The objective is to enhance Nicaragua’s adaptive capacity to the impacts of climate change in the water supply sector through strengthening water resources management, which would guarantee a sustainable water supply for the population. Decision Meeting scheduled for 14 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 6.0 (SCCF). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARENA), Km 8 1/2 Carretera Norte, Managua, Nicaragua, Tel: (505) 276-0575, Fax: (505) 276-1490, E-mail: sinap@ibw.com.ni, Contact: Roberto Araquistain, Vice Minister

Panama

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Strengthening the Performance of Basic Health Services: The objectives are to: (a) increase utilization and quality of prioritized health services for the uninsured target population; and (b) strengthen the management of the public health sector to increase utilization and quality of services for the uninsured. This project is no longer in the lending program. Further reporting will be discontinued. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P125343. US$ 80.0 (IBRD).

Panama

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Second Programmatic Development Policy Loan: The objective is to support the Government’s overall objectives of increasing fiscal space, strengthening fiscal management, enhancing transparency, improving the efficiency of public spending and strengthening social programs. Project Concept Review Meeting tentatively scheduled for mid-May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 50.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Finance, Via Espana y Calle 52, Edificio Ogawa, 4to Piso, Panama, Tel: (507) 507-7202, Fax: (507) 507-7200, E-mail: amendez@mef.gob.pa; crpmp@bloomberg.net, Contact: Mahesh C. Khemlani, Director of Public Credit

Peru

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Sierra/Selva Territorial Development: The objective is to improve the assets and economic conditions of approximately 1.2 million rural families in 21 regions, 161 provinces and 1, 333 municipalities and strengthen government capacity for territorial planning and supporting subnational government investment capacity. Decision Meeting scheduled for 30 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 20.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Presidency of Minister’s Council (PCM), Armendariz 339, Piso 3, Miraflores, Lima, Peru, Tel: (51-1) 319-7000, Fax: (51-1) 319-7001, E-mail: mdammert@pcm.gob.pe, Contact: Manuel Dammert, Secretary of Descentralization; Ministry of Agriculture, Av. La Universidad 200, La Molina, Lima, Peru, Tel: (51-1) 613-5826, Fax: (51-1) 613-5824, E-mail: jrheineck@minag.gob.pe, Contact: Juan Rheineck, Viceminister of Agriculture

Peru

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Strengthening Sustainable Management of the Guano Islands, Isles and Capes National Reserve System: The objective is to improve the management effectiveness of the Guano Islands, Islets and Capes National Reserve System of Peru. Decision Meeting scheduled for 27 November 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 8.8 (GEFU). Consulting services to be determined. PROFONANPE, Av. Javier Prado Oeste 2378, Magdalena, Lima, Peru, Tel: (511) 218-1097, Fax: (511) 218-1049, E-mail: apaniagua@profonanpe.org.pe, Contact: Alberto Paniagua, Executive Director

Peru

Education

(R) Basic Education: The objectives are to: (a) improve priority schools’ capacity to provide students with quality learning opportunities; and (b) strengthen system capacity to measure quality, track results and manage information inbasic education. Decision Meeting scheduled for 17 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P123151. US$ 30.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Education, Lima, Peru, Tel: (51-1)-515-5800, E-mail: pandrade@minedu.gob.pe, Contact: Patricia Andrade, General Director of Basic Education

Peru

Education

(R) Higher Education Quality Assurance: The objectives are to: (a) improve quality in higher education; (b) enhance competitively allocated investment funding for higher education; and (c) improve information and dissemination on higher education to policy makers, students and public in general. Decision Meeting scheduled for 6 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P122194. US$ 30.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. National System For Evaluation and Quality Assurance of Education (SINEACE), Lima, Peru, Tel: (51-1) 440-2283, Fax: NA, E-mail: alexis_duenas@yahoo.com, Contact: Alexis Dueñas, Technical Secretary

Peru

Health and Other Social Services

(N) Social Inclusion Technical Assistance: The objective is to support technical assistance in the form of knowledge, advisory needs, capacity building and relevant equipment to support the consolidation and result orientation of the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion (MIDIS) and the reform of the key programs that MIDIS is coordinating focusing on the Juntos CCT Program, Feeding Programs (PRONAA) and Pension 65. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 31 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 10.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Peru

Transportation

(R) Cusco Regional Development: The objective is to enhance the capacity of the Regional Government of Cuzco to provide basic services and infrastructure in key sectors in the Cuzco Region. Decision Meeting scheduled for 1 October 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P117318. US$ 40.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. COPESCO, Plaza Tupac Amaru s/n, Distrito Wanchaq, Cuzco, Peru, Tel: (51-84) 581-540, Fax: (51-84) 236-712, E-mail: hmolina@copesco.gob.pe, Contact: Helio Hebert Molina Aranda, Executive Director

Peru

Transportation

Second Lima Urban Transport: The objective is to continue to support the implementation of a second mass transit line in Lima. The line runs east to west and will be integrated at the Central Station with the first line. The two lines will structure the mass transit network for Lima. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 85.0/85.0 (IBRD/IDBG). Consultants will be required. Protransporte Instituto Metropolitano de Lima, Jiron Cuzco 286, Cercado de Lima, Lima, Peru Tel/Fax: (51-1) 428-3333, E-mail: jcpaz@protransporte.gob.pe, Contact: Juan Carlos Paz, General Manager

Regional

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Second Conservation and Sustainable Use of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System: The objectives are to: (a) consolidate on-going efforts on the part of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico to manage the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System (MBRS) as a shared, regional ecosystem; (b) safeguard its biodiversity values and functional integrity; and (c) create a transnational regulatory and policy framework for its sustainable use. Project Concept Review Meeting tentatively scheduled for late-April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 5.3 (GEFU). Consultants will be required. Centro Agronomico Tropical de Investigacion y Ensenza (CATIE), CATIE 7170, Turrialba, Cartago, Costa Rica, Tel: (506) 2558-2551, Fax: (506) 2558-2047, E-mail: jcampos@catie.ac.cr, Contact: Roberto Rodriguez, Institutional Strengthening Coordinator

Regional

Industry and Trade

Support and Expand Caribbean Network of Business Incubators: The objective is to create and grow competitive Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) across the Caribbean region. First Grant Funding Request Approval scheduled for 14 September 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 12.0 (INFO). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined. 

Regional

Information and Communications

(R) Advanced Regional Communications Infrastructure Program: The objectives are to: (a) increase access and affordability of broadband communications networks in the Caribbean region and within countries; (b) contribute to the development of the regional IT industry; and (c) contribute to improved Government efficiency and transparency through regionally harmonized e-government applications. Negotiations are underway for last client country. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P114963. US$ 30.0/22.0/3.0 (IBRD/IDA Credit/IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. INDOTEL, Ave. Abraham Lincoln 963 Building Osiris, C.P. 10148, Dominican Republic, Tel: (829) 732-5555, Fax: (829) 473-8547, E-mail: sricourt@gmail.com, Contact: Salvador Ricourt, Technical Manager; Ministry of ICT, GCNA Complex Lagoon Road, St. George’s, Grenada, Tel: (473) 443-0531, Fax: (473) 443-0533, E-mail: margaret.belfon@gmail.com, Contact: Margaret Belfon, Project Coordinator; Ministry of Finance, Second Floor American Drywall Building, Vive Bouteille, Castries, St. Lucia, Tel: (758) 453-6892, Fax: NA, E-mail: chmathurin@gosl.gov.lc, Contact: Cheryl Mathurin, Project Coordinator; Ministry of ICT, Telecom Science and Technology 3rd Fl Clico Building Bay Street, Kingston, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Tel: (784) 456-1223, Fax: NA, E-mail: drjthompson@gov.vc, Contact: Jerrol Thompson, Minister of Telecommunication, Science,Technology and Industry

Regional

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Second Phase Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Adaptable Lending Program: The objectives are to support: (a) structural investments in selected critical public buildings and infrastructure; and (b) technical assistance activities to measurably reduce Saint Lucia’s vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change impacts. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 25 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 10.0/12.0 (IDA Credit/CIF). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs and National Development, Financial Center, Bridge St 3rd Floor, Castries, Saint Lucia, Tel: (1-758) 468-5500, Fax: (1-758) 452-6700, E-mail: ianthony@gosl.gov.lc, Contact: Isaac Anthony, Permanent Secretary

Uruguay

Education

Fourth Basic Education: The objective is to continue supporting the Government to increase equity, quality and efficiency in the provision of pre-school, primary education and secondary education by: (a) expanding the Full-time School (FTS) model; and (b) strengthening institutional capacities. Decision Meeting scheduled for 22 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126408. US$ 40.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Uruguay

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Institutions Building Technical Assistance Additional Financing: The objective, same as the parent project, is to further strengthen the public sector management in the identified areas. The loan was signed on 16 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P123461. US$ 10.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Economy and Finance, Colonia 1089, 3er Piso, Montevideo, Uruguay, Tel: (598-2) 1712-2210, Fax: (598-2) 1712-2212, E-mail: mmaglia@mef.gub.uy, Contact: Mariela Maglia, Coordinadora

Uruguay

Transportation

(R) Transport Infrastructure: The objectives are to strengthen Uruguay’s transport infrastructure management, foster multimodal approaches and logistics efficiency. Decision Meeting scheduled for 30 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P125803. US$ 66.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Uruguay

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) OSE Response to Climate Change: The objective is to support OSE in adapting to and mitigating climate change by increasing the efficiency and resilience of existing and future water supply and sanitation systems. Decision Meeting scheduled for 7 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P118064. US$ 42.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Administracion de las Obras Sanitarias del Estado (OSE), Carlos Roxlo 1275, 3er Piso, Montevideo, Mexico, Tel: (598-2) 1952-1950, E-mail: nwajner@ose.com.uy, Contact: Natan Wajner, Gerente Programas con Financiamiento Externo




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