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MOS - Latin America and Caribbean Region

World Bank Monthly Operational Summary
Latin America and the Caribbean Region
August 2013
data as of July 15, 2013

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Antigua and Barbuda

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Safety Net Advancement (Ln. 82690-AG): The objective is to improve the efficiency of public spending through: (a) strengthening the social protection system; (b) supporting public sector transformation; and (c) setting up active labor market policies, and programs for the unemployed. Bank Approval completed on 5 June 2013. Signing scheduled for 30 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126791. US$ 10.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Finance, the Economy and Public Administration, Antigua and Barbuda, Tel: (268) 462-4861, E-mail: Harold.lovell@ab.gov.ag, Contact: Honorable Minister Harold Lovell, Minister of Finance, the Economy and Public Administration

Antigua and Barbuda

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Comprehensive Debt Framework First Development Policy Loan: The objective is to support the Government’s objectives of supporting growth and improving debt sustainability. Decision Meeting scheduled for 16 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 10.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Finance, the Economy and Public Administration, Antigua and Barbuda, Tel: (268) 562-5261, E-mail: Harold.lovell@ab.gov.ag, Contact: Honorable Minister Harold Lovell, Minister of Finance, the Economy and Public Administration

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. Bank Approval scheduled for 21 November 2013. 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

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Third Provincial Agricultural Development (PROSAP III): The objective is to increase the productivity, competitiveness and market access of small and medium agricultural producers by providing technical assistance, capacity building, and direct investments. Decision Meeting scheduled for 25 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P132416. US$ 500.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Argentina

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Forests and Communities: The objective is to improve Forest Livelihoods through: (a) adoption of sustainable multiple-use forestry; (b) sustain/increase political commitment, and public resources for native forests conservation; (c) improve Regional/Local Capacities and undertake Applied Research; and (d) strengthen the National Native Forest Information and Monitoring System. Decision Meeting scheduled for 16 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 50.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Argentina

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

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 28 March 2014. 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

Education

(R) Second Rural Education Improvement Project PROMER-II: The objective is to support Government of Argentina in extending and improving rural education. Decision Meeting scheduled for 17 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P133195. US$ 250.5 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Argentina

Energy and Mining

(R) Renewable Energy Project for Rural Areas: The objective is a continuation of the PERMER project and its additional financing, to emphasize access to modern energy services in rural schools and rural health centers, and to provide electricity, solar water heaters, and cooking and heating solutions when needed. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 20 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 200.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Argentina

Health and Other Social Services

Non Communicable Diseases (NCD): The objective is to support the Government to reduce premature mortality and morbidity due to chronic NCDs by: (a) strengthening MOH’s capacity to monitor, and prevent, control NCDs; (b) improving quality of NCD preventive, diagnosis and control health services; (c) promoting healthy lifestyles; and (d) strengthening surveillance. Decision Meeting scheduled for 11 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P133193. US$ 450.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Argentina

Industry and Trade

(R) 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. Bank Approval scheduled for 31 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P129397. US$ 1.9 (MPIN). Consultants will be required. UEP, Argentina, Contact: Daniel Calabrese, Coordinador

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. Bank Approval scheduled for 21 November 2013. 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) Subnational Strengthening of Public Management through Information and Communication Technologies: The objective is to improve service delivery, transparency and accountability of subnational governments in Argentina through the use of Information and Communication Technologies. Project Identification is underway. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 80.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Interior, 25 de Mayo 145, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tel: (54-11) 4339-0800, E-mail: erespighi@mininterior.gov.ar, Contact: Carlos Diaz, Coordinador Ejecutivo

Argentina

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Youth Employment Support: The objective is to support improvement of the employability of poor low-skilled unemployed youth at risk between the ages of 18 and 24 by providing training, building their experience and improving employment services. Decision Meeting scheduled for 8 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P133129. US$ 400.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Argentina

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Vega Flood Prevention and Drainage Project: The objective is to increase the City of Buenos Aires resilience to flooding through structured and non structured measures. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 15 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 138.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Belize

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Management and Protection of Key Biodiversity Areas: The objective is to strengthen natural resource management and biodiversity conservation through the mitigation of threats to Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) in Belize. Decision Meeting scheduled for 19 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P130474. US$ 6.1/15.0 (GEFU/GFCO). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries, and Sustainable Development, Sir Edney Cain Building, Belmopan, Belize, Tel: (501) 822-2526, Fax: (501) 822-3673, E-mail: foreigntrade@btl.net

Belize

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Marine Conservation and Climate Adaptation: The objective is to implement the priority ecosystem-based marine conservation and climate adaptation measures to strengthen the climate resilience of the Belize Barrier Reef System. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P131408. US$ 6.0 (ADPT). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries, and Sustainable Development, Sir Edney Cain Building, Belmopan, Belize, Tel: (501) 822-2526, Fax: (501) 822-3673, E-mail: foreigntrade@btl.net, Contact: Wendel Parham, Chief Executive Officer

Belize

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

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. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127338. US$ 15.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Bolivia

Energy and Mining

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 preparation is underway. 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: mzapata@pevd.gob.bo, Contact: Manuel Zapata, Head of the Project Implementation Unit

Bolivia

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Improving Employability and Job Quality Among Vulnerable Groups: The objectives are to: (a) enhance job quality among vulnerable groups; and (b) strengthen the capacity to monitor the labor market. Decision Meeting scheduled for 10 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 20.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Bolivia

Transportation

(R) National Road Sector Management Program: The objective is to support the maintenance and rehabilitation of the county’s primary road network. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 4 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 100.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Administradora Boliviana de Carreteras (ABC), Av. Mariscal Santa Cruz, Edif. Centro de Comunicaciones, Piso 8, La Paz, Bolivia, Tel: (591-2) 235-7220, Fax: (591-2) 239-1764, E-mail: lsanchez@abc.GOB.bo, Contact: Luis Sanchez Gomez, Presidente Ejecutivo

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. Pre-appraisal scheduled for 12 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P129640. US$ 36.0/9.5 (CSCC/CSCF). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Environment and Water, Calle Mercado, Edif. Mariscal Ballivian, Mezzanine, Bolivia Tel/Fax: (591-2) 211-5582, E-mail: carlos.ortuno@miriego.com, Contact: Carlos Ortuno, Vice Minister Water Resources and Irrigation

Brazil

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Dedicated Grant Mechanism (DGM) for Indigenous People: The objective is to enhance the capacity and support specific initiatives of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in Brazil in order to strengthen their participation in FIP and other REDD+ processes at the local, national and global levels. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 26 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 6.5 (CSCF). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Brazil

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Embrapa Verde Agricultural Greenhouse Gas (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 agricultural research institutions focused on reducing GHG. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 27 November 2013. 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

(R) 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. Appraisal scheduled for 27 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P128968. US$ 18.2 (GEFU). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Environment, MMA, Brazil, Tel: NA, Fax: NA, E-mail: NA, Contact: Paulo Rogerio Goncalves, Director

Brazil

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Promotion of Low Carbon Agriculture in the Brazilian Cerrado: The objective is to increase the adoption of Low Carbon Agriculture Plan in key areas of the Cerrado region. Decision Meeting scheduled for 17 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 10.6 (CSCF). Consulting services and 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 of Jan 2011, contributing to increase small-scale farming productivity and competitiveness in those areas. Signing tentatively scheduled for mid-August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126684. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. 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, Contact: Nelson Texeira, Superintendent of Sustainable Development

Brazil

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

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. Awaiting Government authorization to proceed. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 200.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Brazil

Education

(R) 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. Negotiations scheduled for 8 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126620. US$ 150.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. State Secretariat of Planning and Economic Development (SEPLANDE), Rua Dr. Cincinato Pinto, 503, Centro, Maceio, Brazil, Tel: (55-82) 3315-1511, Fax: (55-82) 3315-1711, E-mail: secretario@seplande.al.gov.br, Contact: Luis Otavio Gomes, State Secretary of Planning and Economic Development

Brazil

Health and Other Social Services

Rio Municipality Technical Assistance Loan (Ln. 82710-BR): 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. Signing scheduled for 30 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P127245. 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, E-mail: macardoso.smf@pcrj.rj.gov.br, Contact: Marco Aurélio Santos Cardozo, Head of the Municipal Treasury

Brazil

Industry and Trade

(R) MST Ceara PforR: The objectives are to: (a) institutionalize results-based management at the level of sector agencies; and (b) to strengthen the capacity of these agencies to work together towards common goals, specifically improvements in skills provision/innovation, early childhood development and water quality. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127463. US$ 350.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Secretariat of Planning and Management, Rua da Aurora, 1377, Recife, Brazil, Tel: (55-81) 3182-3819, Fax: (55-81) 3182-3858, E-mail: cintia.albuquerque@seplag.pe.gov.br, Contact: Cristina Madeiros, Project Coordinator

Brazil

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Development of Systems to Prevent Forest Fires and Monitor Vegetation in Brazilian Cerrado: The objectives are to: (a) generate and disseminate geospatial and on-time information about deforestation, forest degradation and land use in the Cerrado, Caatinga and Pantanal biomes; and (b) develop an early-warning system to prevent forest fires at national scale. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 13 June 2013. Project Concept Note scheduled for 31 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P143185. US$ 9.2 (CSCF). No consultants are required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Brazil

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Gender and Social Inclusion: The objective is to design an innovative model for addressing a comprehensive approach to gender and social inclusion that builds on recent research that focuses on the WDR 2012 framework for gender equality by exploring issues of endowments, economic opportunities and agency. Project Identification is underway. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 20.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Brazil

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Rio Grande do Norte Regional Regional Development and Governance (Ln. 82760-BR): The objectives are to: (a) increase productive inclusion of poor and vulnerable groups living in the State’s lagging development regions; (b) improve access to and quality of health, education, and public security services; and (c) modernize public sector management. Bank Approval completed on 25 June 2013. Signing tentatively scheduled for late-August 2013. 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, Contact: Ana Cristina Guedes, Project Manager

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. Appraisal scheduled for 19 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126735. US$ 48.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Secretaria de Estados de Obras (SEOBRAS), Rua Mexico, 125/9o Andar, Centro, RJ, Brasil, CEP: 20031-145, Brazil, Tel: (55-21) 2333-0938, Fax: NA, E-mail: NA, Contact: Vicente Loureiro, Secretario

Brazil

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Second Pernambuco Expanding Opportunities Development Policy Loan (Ln. 82840-BR): The objectives are to support: (a) gender focus, inclusion and public sector management; and (b) engage in new areas, including health and citizen security. Bank Approval completed on 25 June 2013. Signing scheduled for 18 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P132768. US$ 550.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Secretariat of Planning and Management of the State of Pernambuco, Rua da Aurora, 1377 Santo Amaro, 50040090 Recife-PE, Pernambuco, Brazil, Tel: (81) 3182-3907/3856, Fax: (81) 3182-3858, E-mail: edilberto.xavier@seplag.pe.gov.br, Contact: Edilberto Xavier de Albuquerque Júnior, Secretário-Executivo de Planejamento, Orçamento e Captação

Brazil

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Belo Horizonte Urban Development Policy Loan (Ln. 81690-BR): 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. Signing tentatively scheduled for mid-September 2013. 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

Environmental Regularization of Rural Lands in the Cerrado of Brazil: The objectives are to: (a) support the Ministry of Environment to help reduce deforestation and forest degradation on rural landholdings; and (b) reduce emissions and to increase carbon sequestration by ensuring the environmental compliance by owner or occupiers of private landholdings in the 11 states in Brazil, within the Cerrado biome. Decision Meeting tentatively scheduled for mid-September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P143334. US$ 32.5 (CSCC). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Brazil

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Fortaleza Municipal: The objective is to strengthen conditions for inclusive growth through support to policy reforms aimed at enhancing metropolitan governance, strengthening municipal finance, and improving the delivery of social services (health, education, etc.). Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 30 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Brazil

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Parana Multi-sector Development SWAp (Ln. 82010-BR): The objective is to support the modernization of public sector management to access economic opportunities and human development in the state of Parana. Signing scheduled for 16 September 2013. 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

Sergipe Development Policy Loan (Ln. 82570-BR): 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. Signing scheduled for 15 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P129652. US$ 150.0 (IBRD). No consultants are required. Secretary of State for Planning, Budget and Management, Sergipe, Brazil, Tel: (55-79) 3226-2202, Fax: NA, E-mail: gab.secretario@seplag.se.gov.br, Contact: Jose de Oliveira Junior, Undersecretary

Brazil

Transportation

(R) Sao Paulo State Sustainable Transport Project (Ln. 82720-BR): The objective is to improve the State’s transport efficiency and safety while enhancing the capacity in environmental and disaster risk management. Signing scheduled for 30 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127723. US$ 300.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Secretariat of Transport and Logistics, Road Agency (DER-SP), Brazil, Tel: (55-11) 3311-2285, E-mail: raphamaral@derucp.com.br, Contact: Raphael do Amaral, Coordinator UPPCPR

Brazil

Transportation

Federal Transport TAL: The objective is to support the improvement of the country’s transport sector’s efficiency and safety. Awaiting Government Authorization to proceed. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 25.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Transport, Brazil

Brazil

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Alto Solimões Basic Services and Sustainable Development Project Additional Financing: The objectives are to: (a) support the Zona Franca Verde Program (PRODERAM, P083977) to address the financing gap of the original project (APL1); and (b) continue to support the Assessment of existing urban development policies. Appraisal scheduled for 16 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 50.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Brazil

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Espirito Santo Integrated Sustainable Development: The objective is to improve efficiency of the State of Espírito Santo in managing water resources and infrastructure in a sustainable, resilient and integrated manner. Decision Meeting scheduled for 22 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 225.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required for implementation of various water resources management and water supply and sanitation activities planned. 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

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. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 150.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Colombia

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Conservation for Peace in the Heart of the Colombian Amazon: The objective is to consolidate a protected area’s system in the heart of the Colombian Amazon through an integrated landscape approach, improved forest governance and sustainable land management practices. Decision Meeting scheduled for 18 December 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 9.0 (GEFU). Consultants will be required. Ministerio del Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible, Calle 37 No 8-40, Bogota, Colombia, Tel: (57-1) 332-3415, E-mail: olbautista@minambiente.gov.co, Contact: Olga Lucia Bautista

Colombia

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Mainstreaming Sustainable Cattle Ranching Additional Financing: The objectives are to: (a) promote adoption of environment-friendly Silvopastoral Production Systems (SPS) for cattle ranching in Colombia´s project areas; (b) improve natural resource management and enhance the provision of environmental services (biodiversity, land, carbon, and water); and (c) raise the productivity in participating farms. Appraisal scheduled for 10 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P145732. US$ 21.7 (SPTF). Consulting services to be determined. Colombian Cattle Ranching Organization-FEDEGAN, Calle 37 No. 14-31, Bogota, Colombia, Tel: (571) 578-2020, E-mail: cosorio@fedegan.org.co, Contact: Carlos Osorio, Subgerente Tecnico

Colombia

Education

(R) Improving Access and Quality of Upper Secondary Education: The objectives are to: (a) increase access; and (b) improve the quality of upper secondary education to achieve the transition to tertiary education and labor market in equitable conditions. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 21 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 50.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Colombia

Education

(R) Third Student Loan Support Project SOP Phase II: The objective is to increase coverage, graduation and equity in the higher education system, prioritizing quality higher education institutions. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 25 June 2013. Appraisal scheduled for 30 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P145782. US$ 200.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Colombia

Industry and Trade

Second Programmatic Productive and Sustainable Cities Development Policy Loan: The objectives are to support the implementation of: (a) sustainable and inclusive cities; (b) access to affordable housing; (c) institutional strengthening and regional coordination; and (d) connectivity across the urban system and regional infrastructure financing. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 31 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 150.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministerio de Hacienda y Credito Publico, Carrera 8, No. 6-64, Bogota, Colombia Tel/Fax: (57-1) 381-5000, E-mail: malmonac@minhacienda.gov.co, Contact: Monica Almonacid, Subdirectora de Financiamiento Organismos Multilaterales y G

Colombia

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Enhancing Fiscal Capacity to Promote Shared Prosperity Development Policy Loan: The objectives are to: (a) improve the incidence of the fiscal system; (b) enhance tax administration; (c) strengthen transparency in monitoring and evaluation of fiscal policies for equity; and (d) support gender mainstreaming in the Colombian public administration Decision Meeting scheduled for 18 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P145605. US$ 600.0 (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: Luis Fernando Mejia, General Director of Macroeconomic Policy

Colombia

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Subnational Institutional Strengthening: The objective is to support the strengthening of the managerial capabilities at the subnational level in Colombia. Appraisal tentatively scheduled for mid-August, 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 95.8 (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. The loan was signed on 28 June 2013. 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 4 February 2014. 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: mgranados@mintransporte.gov.co, Contact: Felipe Targa, Viceministro de Transporte

Colombia

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Barranquilla Flood Management: The objectives are to: (a) assist with the Flood Risk Reduction Investments; (b) strengthen the municipal government institution; and (c) assist in the resettlement of people in high risk areas and compensation for involuntary loss of land. Decision Meeting scheduled for 5 March 2014. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P120159. US$ 85.0 (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. Decision Meeting scheduled for 6 October 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P130456. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Housing, Cities, and Territory, Bogota, Colombia, Tel: (571) 288-6020, Fax: NA, E-mail: NA

Dominica

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Third Phase Disaster Vulnerability Reduction: 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. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P129992. US$ 18.0/21.0 (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 Ave. 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

Dominican Republic

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Flexible Active Labor Market Programs: The objective is to support the Ministry of Labor in improving the employability of: (a) poor, low-skilled, long-term unemployed people between the ages of 18 and 65; and (b) poor at-risk youth by building their work experience and life skills. Decision Meeting completed on 20 May 2013. Appraisal scheduled for 15 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P131109. US$ 20.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Labor, Av. Jimenez Moya, Centro de Los Heroes, Dominican Republic, Tel: (809) 535-4404, Ext. 2306, Fax: (809) 533-1548, E-mail: jose.polanco@mt.gob.do, Contact: Jose Luis Polanco de Leon, Coordinator

Ecuador

Transportation

(R) Quito Metro Line One (Ln. 82850-EC): The objectives are to: (a) improve the level of service provided to public transportation users in a safe and cost-efficient manner; (b) lower the carbon footprint of the transit system; and (c) achieve sustainable urban transportation in Quito. Negotiations completed on 19 June 2013. Bank Approval scheduled for 25 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P144489. US$ 205.0/250.0/259.3/200.0 (IBRD/ANDC/EUIB/IADB). Consultants will be required. Empresa Publica Metropolitana Metro de Quito (EPMMQ), Av. 6 de Diciembre, N33-42,Edif. Titanium, P11, Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador, Tel: (593-2) 333-1821, E-mail: ejacome@metrodequito.gob.ec, Contact: Edgar Jacome, Manager

Ecuador

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Manta Urban Services Improvement Project: The objective is to improve the Basic Municipal Infrastructure of Manta City in Ecuador focused on urban water, sewerage and drainage, and transport. Negotiations completed on 27 June 2013. Bank Approval scheduled for 8 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P143996. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). No consultants are required. Municipality of Manta, Ecuador, E-mail: gmverdesoto@gmail.com, Contact: Gabriela Verdesoto

Guatemala

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Urban Infrastructure: The objectives are to: (a) support increased access to infrastructure; and (b) reduce crime and violence in low-income and precarious urban settlements in the country. Decision Meeting scheduled for 1 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P143495. US$ 40.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Instituto de Fomento Municipal (INFOM), 8a Calle 1-66 Zona 9, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala, Tel: (502) 336-8100, Contact: Edin Roberto Casasola, Coordinator de Cooperacion Internacional

Guatemala

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

First Programmatic Development Policy Loan (Ln. 82030-GT): The objective is to support the Government’s reform agenda in three areas: (a) strengthening tax administration and tax policy; (b) improving the coordination and management of social policy; and (c) enhancing the transparency and quality of public expenditure. Signing scheduled for 30 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P131763. US$ 200.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Directorate of Public Credit, Ministry of Public Finance, 8a. Avenida 20-65 Zona 1, Centro Civico, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Tel: (502) 2322-8888 Ext. 11538, Fax: NA, E-mail: NA, Contact: Mynor Argueta, Head of Department, Management and Negotiation

Guatemala

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Second Programmatic Fiscal Space for Expanding Opportunities Development Policy Loan: The objective is to support the Guatemalan Government in creating fiscal space and expanding opportunities for the most vulnerable segments of society. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 18 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 150.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Directorate of Public Credit, Ministry of Public Finance, 8a. Avenida 20-65 Zona 1, Centro Civico, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Tel: (502) 2322-8888 Ext. 11538, Fax: NA, E-mail: NA, Contact: Mynor Argueta, Head of Department, Management and Negotiation

Haiti

Education

(R) Second Global Partnership Education for Education for All Program Grant: The objective is to support the Government of Haiti’s Ministry of Education in the development of a three-year sector Transitional Action Plan which will prioritize areas for engagement in the education sector from 2013-2015. Decision Meeting scheduled for 7 November 2013. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 24.1 (EFAS). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Haiti

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Ensuring Health Nutrition and Social Services for the Vulnerable (Cr. H8640-HT): 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. The grant was signed on 14 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P123706. US$ 70.0/20.0 (IDA Grant/RBF). 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

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Economic Reconstruction and Growth Development Policy Credit (Cr. H8680-HT): The objective is to support the reconstruction efforts and unleash growth potential. The grant was signed on 27 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 20.0 (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

Haiti

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Heritage and Sustainable Tourism in the Northern Region: The objective is to promote tourism in Haiti’s Northern Region through valorization of cultural heritage, selected investments and local initiatives. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P144614. US$ 45.0 (IDA Grant). Consulting services to be determined. Unite Technique d’ Execution (UTE), Rue 3, no 26 PACOT, Port au Prince, Haiti, Tel: (509) 3389-3646, E-mail: mdelandsheer@ute.gouv.ht, Contact: Michael de Landsheer

Haiti

Transportation

Center and Artibonite Regional Development and Growth Pole: The objective is to support the economic development in the Center and Artibonite Loop (CAL) through a multi-sector spatial development initiative including better transport connectivity, networked cities and selective promotion of investments with community participation to support productive areas and inclusive growth. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Unite Technique d’ Execution (UTE), Rue 3, no 26 PACOT, Port au Prince, Haiti, Tel: (509) 3389-3646, E-mail: mdelandsheer@ute.gouv.ht, Contact: Michael de Landsheer

Honduras

Energy and Mining

Sustainable Rural Energy Services: The objective is to scale up the provision of sustainable energy services (off-grid) and advanced biomass cookstoves for rural and periurban areas in Honduras. Decision Meeting scheduled for 12 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P131602. US$ 10.0 (CSCF). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Finance, Bo. El Jazmin 5ta. Ave. 3ra Ave, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Tel: (504) 2220-1538, Fax: (504) 2222-6120, E-mail: rayala@sefin.gob.hn, Contact: Leonardo Matute, Coordinador

Honduras

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Social Protection Additional Financing: The objective is to support the Government to improve the social protection system by strengthening institutional capacity to design and implement a Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program. Negotiations completed on 2 July 2013. Bank Approval scheduled for 8 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P144928. US$ 12.3 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Presidency, Family Allowance Program (PRAF), Honduras, Tel: (504) 232-1611, E-mail: info@praf.gov.hn, Contact: Alberto Sierra, PIU Coordinator

Honduras

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Rural Infrastructure Project Additional Finance: The objective is to reduce rural poverty by fostering access to basic infrastructure services in poor rural areas and build the capacity of local governments for infrastructure service provision. Bank Approval completed on 19 June 2013. Signing scheduled for 25 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 20.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Fondo Hondureno de Inversion Social, Colonia Lomas de Toncontin, Honduras, Tel: (504) 234-5231, Fax: (504) 234-5255, E-mail: rbendeck@fhis.hn, Contact: Rosemary Bendeck, Coordinadora UCP

Honduras

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Water Supply and Sanitation Modernization Additional Financing: The objectives are to improve: (a) the sustainability, efficiency, and reliability of the Recipient’s WSS services in eligible municipalities; and (b) the performance of the Recipient’s national WSS sector institutions in the exercise of their respective roles in conformity with the WSS Sector Framework Law. Bank Approval completed on 19 June 2013. Signing scheduled for 25 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P144357. US$ 10.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Ministry of Finance, Bo. El Jazmin 5ta. Ave. 3ra Ave, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Tel: (504) 2220-1538, Fax: (504) 2222-6120, E-mail: rayala@sefin.gob.hn, Contact: Rosa Ayala, PIU Director

Jamaica

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(N) Jamaica First Programmatic Development Policy Lending: The objective is to support the critical structural reforms: (a) reduceg vulnerability and enhancing resilience; (b) building conditions for broad-based private sector led growth; and (c)) modernize the public sector. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 27 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 130.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Planning Institute of Jamaica, 16 Oxford Road, Kingston, Jamaica, Tel: (876) 935-5084, Fax: (876) 906-4465, Contact: Barbara Scott, Director

Jamaica

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Improving Climate Data and Information Management: The objective is to improve the quality of climate information for effective planning and action at local and national levels in Jamaica. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 6.8 (CSCF). Consultants will be required. Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), PIOJ Building 16 Oxford Road Kingston 5, PO Box 634, Jamaica, Tel: (876) 935-5059, Fax: (876) 906-2214, E-mail: hpeterson@pioj.gov.jm, Contact: Hopeton Peterson, Manager

Mexico

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Conservation of Coastal Watersheds: The objective is to support an innovative multi-institutional collaborative framework to achieve results across four GEF focal areas: (a) Biodiversity (BD), (b) Climate Change (CCM), (c) Sustainable Forest Management (SFM), and (d) Land Degradation (LD). Appraisal completed on 10 June 2013. Negotiations scheduled for 5 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P131709. US$ 39.5 (GEFU). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Mexico

Education

Second Tertiary Education Student Assistance: The objective is to further support and develop efforts by the federal Government of Mexico in the field of tertiary education student assistance, thus leading to improvements in the equity and coverage of tertiary education. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 18 June 2014. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 50.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Mexico

Energy and Mining

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 greenhouse gases (GHG). This project is on hold until further notice. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Mexico

Industry and Trade

Second Innovation for Competitiveness Adaptable Program Loan: The objectives are to: (a) strengthen the capacity of CONACYT and state level STI institutions to formulate innovation policies; and (b) improve the effectiveness of the Borrower’s Innovation System. Negotiations scheduled for 30 May 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126838. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. CONACYT, Avenida Insurgentes Sur No. 1582, Mexico, Tel: (52-55) 5322-7700, Fax: NA, E-mail: egoldbard@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, predictability and transparency of public expenditure to support stable economic growth and development. Signing scheduled for 30 August 2013. 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) Oaxaca Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Modernization: The objectives are to support the modernization of the water supply and sanitation sector of Oaxaca, through (a) reforming institutional framework, and (b) improving the quality and sustainability of the water services in Oaxaca city, provincial cities and rural areas. Decision Meeting scheduled for 23 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 50.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Panama

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Biodiversity-friendly Sustainable Productive Systems and Conservation of Protected Areas: The objective is to mainstream biodiversity-friendly sustainable systems in productive landscapes and improve selected protected areas management within the Panamanian Mesoamerican Biological Corridor. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 13 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 9.6/5.7/2.0 (GEFU/IFAD/ZPCI). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Panama

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Panama Bay Clean-Up Project: The objective is to improve the sanitary and environmental conditions of Panama City and the Panama Bay. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 15 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 130.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Health, Anca³n Calle Borgas, Edif. 237, Despacho del Ministro, Panama City, Panama, Tel: (507) 512-9202, Fax: (507) 512-9240, E-mail: ministro@minsa.gob.pa, Contact: Tatiana De Janon, Project Coordinator

Paraguay

Finance

(R) Financial Inclusion and Social Protection Development Policy Loan: The objective is to assist the Government to: (a) widen financial inclusion by instituting a modern payment system platform that could support the private sector development of cost efficient financial services delivery; and (b) strengthen social protection by placing non-contributory pension payments program for poor retirement age population. This project is on hold until further notice. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). No consultants are required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Peru

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) 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 19 September 2013. 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

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

National Agricultural Innovation: The objective is to increase the contribution of agricultural innovation to inclusive and sustainable sector growth, with the ultimate aim of rewarding all participants, especially small and medium sized farms at levels comparable to other sectors. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P131013. US$ 25.0/15.0 (IBRD/IADB). Consultants will be required. Instituto Nacional de Innovacion Agraria, Av. La Molina 1981, La Molina, Peru, Tel: (51-1) 349-5616, Fax: (51-1) 349-5964, E-mail: jefatura@inia.gob.pe, Contact: Arturo Florez, Manager (Jefe)

Peru

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Sierra Rural Development Additional Financing: The objectives are to: (a) improve the assets and economic conditions of rural families in selected areas of Apurímac, Ayacucho, Huancavelica, Junín, Huánuco, and Pasco regions; and (b) strengthen the government capacity to implement an integrated Sierra development strategy. Bank Approval completed on 2 April 2013. Signing tentatively scheduled for September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127801. US$ 20.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. AGRO Rural, Av. Alameda del Corregidor 155-A, La Molina, Lima, Peru, Tel: (51-1) 349-3396, Fax: (51-1) 349-3394, E-mail: jbenites@agrorural.gob.pe, Contact: Juan Benites, Executive Director; 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

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Safe Hospitals: The objective is to increase the resilience to natural disasters in targeted hospitals in Lima by reducing seismic vulnerability of its infrastructure and setting up hospital management systems under the context of the National Safe Hospital Policy. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for April 2014. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 50.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Peru

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Basic Education (Ln. 82260-PE): 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 in basic education. The loan was signed on 1 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P123151. US$ 25.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Education, Av. de la Poesia, 3er. Piso, Lima 41, Peru, Tel: (51-1)-515-5800, Fax: NA, E-mail: pandrade@minedu.gob.pe, Contact: Patricia Andrade, General Director of Basic Education

Peru

Transportation

(R) Cusco Transport Improvement: The objectives are to: (a) alleviate congestion in the urban road network, and (b) contribute to the protection of the Historical Center of Cusco by improving; (i) the Municipal Government’s capacity to plan and manage the network; (ii) transport services and road safety; and (iii) perform routine maintenance. Decision Meeting scheduled for 12 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P132505. US$ 30.0 (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: pcastro@copesco.gob.pe, Contact: Percy Castro, Coordinator

Peru

Transportation

(R) Rural and Regional Decentralization: The objective is to contribute to sustainable economic development and rural poverty reduction in Peru through the improvement of accessibility of departmental and rural roads that are managed by the regional and local governments. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 19 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 50.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. PROVIAS Descentralizado, Jr Camana 678, Piso 10, Cercado de Lima, Lima, Peru Tel/Fax: (51-1) 614-5300, E-mail: jrodriguez@proviasdes.gob.pe, Contact: Jose Rodriguez, Executive Director

Peru

Transportation

Lima Metro Line 2 Project: The objective is to enhance the mobility of travelers and accessibility of socioeconomic opportunities in a key corridor of Metropolitan Lima. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 30 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 450.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Peru

Transportation

National Roads Bridge Improvement: The objective is to improve the country’s all-weather access on bridges located in the national road network by: (a) upgrading the national roads bridge network and road sections in critical conditions; and (b) improving the capacity of the Ministry of Transport to plan and manage these bridges. Decision Meeting scheduled for 31 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 30.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. PROVIAS Nacional, Jr. Zorritos 1203, Lima, Peru, Tel: (51-1) 615-7800, Ext. 4004, Fax: (51-1) 615-7453, E-mail: rtorres@proviasnac.gob.pe, Contact: Raul Torres, Executive Director

Peru

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(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 completed on 19 June 2013. Appraisal scheduled for 22 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P117318. US$ 25.0 (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: pcastro@copesco.gob.pe, Contact: Helio Hebert Molina Aranda, Executive Director

Regional

Industry and Trade

(R) 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. The loan was signed on 31 August 2011. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 12.0 (INFO). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Regional

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Andes Adaptation to the Impact of Climate Change in Water Resources: The objective is to support countries in developing strategies, policies and on-the-ground interventions to manage their scarce water resources in an integrated fashion, prioritizing critically threatened ecosystems and economies. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P145345. US$ 9.7 (GEFU). Consulting services to be determined. Secretaria General de la Comunidad Andina, Paseo de la República 3895, San Isidro, Lima, Peru, Tel: (51-1) 710-6400, Fax: (51-1) 221-3329, E-mail: tursula@comunidadandina.org, Contact: Tomas Ursula, Coordinator

Regional

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

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. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127226. 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




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