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THE WORLD BANK

MONTHLY OPERATIONAL SUMMARY

       March 2014
THE WORLD BANK MONTHLY OPERATIONAL SUMMARY

CONTENTS

User’s Guide 3
Global Environment Facility 4

Projects in the Pipeline
 New Projects 5
 Projects Deleted 6
 Africa Region 7
 East Asia and Pacific Region 29
 South Asia Region 41
 Europe and Central Asia Region 50
 Middle East and North Africa Region 61
 Latin America and the Caribbean Region 67
 Worldwide 76
 Guarantee Operations 76
 List of Acronyms 78

Entries for Projects in the Pipeline are organized by region, country and economic sector. Entries preceded by (N) denote
new listings; (R) indicates a revision or update from the previous month’s listing. The portions of the entry that differ appear
in italic type. A sample entry is included in the User’s Guide, which begins on the next page.

SECTOR DEFINITIONS

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry
Education
Energy and Mining
Finance
Health and Other Social Services
Industry and Trade
Information and Communications
Public Administration, Law, and Justice
Transportation
Water, Sanitation, and Flood Protection

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GUIDE TO THE WORLD BANK MONTHLY OPERATIONAL SUMMARY
The World Bank Monthly Operational Summary reports on the               hiring consultants and procuring goods and works. Contractors
status of projects in the World Bank’s pipeline from the time the       and suppliers, therefore, should contact appropriate officials
operation is identified to the signing of the Loan, Credit, or Grant    of the implementing agency to express their interest in specific
Agreement. It is a detailed accounting of the projects included in      projects and obtain information on what goods and services will
the country lending programs that are actively being prepared           be needed and when and how to submit bids and proposals.
for implementation. The lending programs reflect the Bank’s
                                                                        During implementation, consultants are often used to provide
strategy for each member country as set out in the Country As-
                                                                        technical assistance and other project implementation sup-
sistance Strategy (CAS) papers and notes presented to the Board
                                                                        port. Unlike contracts for goods and works, those for consulting
of Executive Directors of the World Bank. On average, it takes
                                                                        services are not usually advertised. Therefore, consultants in
about 13 months for the Bank to process a project from concept
                                                                        particular should contact the responsible implementing agency
document to approval. After a financing agreement is signed or a
                                                                        early in the project preparation period to express their interest.
project removed from the program, the project entry is dropped
                                                                        Contracts for consulting services, as well as some for goods and
from this Summary.
                                                                        works, may also be procured prior to loan/credit/grant approval.
Each issue of the Summary contains a list of projects being re-         This is known as advance contracting.
ported for the first time and a list of projects for which financing
agreements have been signed or that have been dropped from              The information contained in The World Bank Monthly Opera-
the current program.                                                    tional Summary is intended to enable companies to assess their
                                                                        interest in supplying Bank-financed projects. Further informa-
By becoming familiar with the Bank’s project cycle, which is sum-
                                                                        tion should be requested from the country’s project implement-
marized in the following paragraphs, consultants or suppliers of
                                                                        ing agency. The likelihood of a timely response is greater if the
goods and works can gauge when the timing is right to pursue
                                                                        queries are brief and to the point. When possible, travel to the
business opportunities with Bank borrowers. Each entry in the
                                                                        country and direct contact with relevant agency officials is recom­
Monthly Operational Summary shows what point in the cycle a
                                                                        mended.
particular project has reached.
Project Cycle                                                           Firms should contact the World Bank only if they are unable
                                                                        to obtain a response to their queries from the implementing
During IDENTIFICATION, the client government and the                    agency. General information about business opportunities un-
Bank identify a specific operation as being likely to support the       der Bank loans, credits, and grants may be obtained from the
country’s development strategy and the Bank’s CAS.                      World Bank’s Procurement Policy and Services Group’s website
During PREPARATION, the client government identifies and                at http://www.worldbank.org/procure (click on bidding and
discusses the technical and institutional alternatives for achieving    consulting opportunities).
the objectives of a project. Preparation usually requires feasibility
studies followed by more detailed studies of the alternatives that      Business opportunities arising from World Bank projects af-
promise to yield the most satisfactory results. An environmental        ter they have been approved, including invitations to bid and
assessment is usually carried out during this phase. (See below         to submit proposals on Bank projects and notices of contract
for more information on environmental assessment.)                      awards, appear twice a month in UN Development Business and
                                                                        are available via the internet at UN Development Business
In the preparation stage of the project cycle, clients often supple-
                                                                        Online at .
ment their own efforts by hiring consultants to carry out a major
part of the work. Contractors and suppliers of equipment and            Environmental Categories
goods need to start making contacts with country officials dur-         The type, timing, and scope of environmental analysis to be
ing this stage.                                                         performed by Bank clients are confirmed when a given project
During APPRAISAL, the Bank conducts a comprehensive re-                 is identified. Projects are assigned one of the following catego-
view of all aspects of the project (technical, institutional, eco-      ries, depending on the nature, magnitude, and sensitivity of
nomic, and financial), laying the foundation for implementing           environmental issues:
the project and evaluating it when completed. Conducted by
                                                                        Category A: The project may have adverse and significant envi-
Bank staff, project appraisal may be supplemented by individual
                                                                        ronmental impacts. Full environmental assessment is normally
experts. The preparation of the Project Appraisal Document
                                                                        required.
concludes this stage.
During NEGOTIATIONS, discussions are held with the client               Category B: The project may have specific environmental is-
government, and the agreements reached are written into the             sues. Partial environmental assessment is normally required.
loan documents. Upon completion of negotiations, the project is         Category C: Likely to have minimal or no adverse environment­al
presented to the Executive Directors for approval. After approval,      impacts. Beyond screening, no further EA action is required.
the financing agreement is signed.
                                                                        Category FI: Involves investment of Bank funds through a finan­
Project IMPLEMENTATION normally starts within a few
                                                                        cial intermediary, in subprojects that have adverse environ­mental
months after the project financing agreement is signed. Coun-
                                                                        impacts. An environmental framework may be required.
tries, through their implementing agencies, have full responsi-
bility for executing of World Bank-financed projects, including         Category U: No category given.
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A typical summary entry looks like this:

         Viet Nam                                                         •Name   of borrowing country
         (R) Payment Systems and Bank Modernization:
                                                                          •(R) = revised; (N) = new entry
         The project will establish a computerized payments
         system in order to improve efficiency and modernize the          •Project description
         banking sector. Technical assistance to strengthen the
         institutional capacity of partici­pating commercial banks
         will also be provided. Preappraisal mission completed.           •Italics indicate change from last month’s listing
         Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P123456.           •PID = Project identification number.
         US$ 50.0 (IDA). Consultants will be required for project         •Amount of financing in US$ millions (source)
         management and commercial bank institutional studies.
         Project Management Unit, Payment System and Bank
         Modernization Project, State Bank of Viet Nam, 49 Ly
                                                                          •Name/address of implementing agency
         Thai To, Viet Nam, Fax: (84-4) 258-­385, Contact Mr.
         Nguyen Van Binh

GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT FACILITY
In addition to projects financed by the World Bank, the World        The GEF is striving for universal participation, and currently
Bank Monthly Operational Summary reports on projects fi-             168 countries are participants. Countries may be eligible
nanced by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The GEF             for GEF funds if (a) they are eligible for financial assistance
provides grants and concessional funding to recipient coun-          through the financial mechanism of either the Climate Change
tries for projects and programs that protect the global environ-     Convention or the Convention on Biological Diversity; or (b)
ment and promote sustainable economic growth.                        they are eligible to borrow from the World Bank (IBRD and/or
The facility, set up as a pilot program in 1991, was restruc-        IDA) or receive technical assistance grants from UNDP through
tured and replenished with over US$ 2 billion in 1994, and           a Country Programme. A country must be a party to the Climate
replenished with another US$ 4 billion in 1998, to cover the         Change Convention or the Convention of Biological Diversity
agreed incremental costs of activities that benefit the global       to receive funds from the GEF in the relevant focal area.
environment in four focal areas: climate change, biological          GEF projects must be country-driven, incorporate consulta-
diversity, international waters, and stratospheric ozone. Ac-        tion with local communities, and, where appropriate, involve
tivities concerning land degradation, primarily desertification      nongovernmental organizations in project implementation.
and deforestation, as they relate to the four focal areas, are       For additional information on the GEF, contact the GEF sec-
also eligible for funding. Both the Framework Convention on          retariat or visit its website: www.gefweb.org
Climate Change and the Convention on Biological Diversity
have designated the GEF as their funding mechanism on an             The GEF Secretariat
interim basis.                                                       1818 H St. NW
GEF projects and programs are managed through three imple-           Washington DC 20433, USA
menting agencies: the UN Development Programme (UNDP),               Tel: (1-202) 473-0508
the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) ,and the World                   Fax: (1-202) 522-3240, 522-3245
Bank. The GEF Secretariat, which is functionally independent
                                                                     E-mail: Secretariat@TheGEF.org
from the three implementing agencies, reports to and services
the Council and Assembly of the GEF.
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New Projects Added in This Issue
Africa Region                                                        Samoa
Burkina Faso                                                         Public Administration, Law, and Justice: Samoa First
Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry: Agricultural                      Economic and Fiscal Reform Operation                        39
  Diversification and Market Development Project                 7   Solomon Islands
Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry: Agricultural Productivity        Transportation: Solomon Islands Aviation Investment          39
  and Food Security Project Additional Financing                 7   Vietnam
Energy and Mining: Electricity Sector Support Project                Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection: Ho Chi Minh
  Additional Financing                                           7    City Flood Risk Management                                  41
Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection: Urban Water
                                                                     South Asia Region
  Sector Project - Additional Financing                         8
Burundi                                                              Afghanistan
Public Administration, Law, and Justice: Strenghtening               Energy and Mining: CASA-1000 Community Support
  Institutional Capacity for Service Delivery Project           8     Program                                                     42
Central African Republic                                             Transportation: Afghanistan Rural Access Project
                                                                      Additional Financing                                        42
Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry: CAR Emergency Food
  Crisis Response and Agriculture Relaunch Project               9   Bangladesh
Chad                                                                 Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry: Bangladesh National
                                                                      Agricultural and Food Technology Program (NAFTEC)           42
Public Administration, Law, and Justice: Public Financial
  Management (PFM) CB Additional Financing                       9   Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry: Nuton Jibon Livelihood
                                                                      Improvement and Empowerment Project II                      42
Democratic Republic of Congo
                                                                     Public Administration, Law, and Justice: Bangladesh
Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry: Kivu-Tanganyka
                                                                      Urban Resilience Project                                    43
  Growth Poles Support Project                                   9
                                                                     Transportation: Dhaka Transport Development Project          43
Cote d’Ivoire
                                                                     Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection: River Bank
Public Administration, Law, and Justice: Second PRSC            11
                                                                      Improvement Program                                         43
Ghana
                                                                     India
Public Administration, Law, and Justice: Oil and Gas
  Capacity Building Project Additional Financing                13   Health and Other Social Services: Nagaland Multisectoral
                                                                      Health Initiative                                           45
Lesotho
                                                                     Transportation: National Waterways Development Project       45
Energy and Mining: Lesotho Water Sector Improvement
  Project, Phase 2: Highlands Water Project 2 Kobong                 Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection: National Cyclone
  Pump Storage Additional Financing                             15    Risk Mitigation Project Additional Financing                45
Liberia                                                              Sri Lanka
Energy and Mining: Liberia Renewable Energy Project             15   Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection: Integrated Urban
                                                                      Rural Water Supply Project                                  50
Mozambique
Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection: Water Service                Europe and Central Asia Region
  and Institutional Support II                                  18   Albania
Regional - Western Africa                                            Public Administration, Law, and Justice: Second Public
Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry: Volta Basin Strategic              Finance DPL                                                50
  Action Plan Implementation Project                            20   Belarus
Sao Tome and Principe                                                Transportation: Transit Corridor Improvement                 52
Industry and Trade: Competitiveness and Growth Project          23   Kazakhstan
Somalia                                                              Industry and Trade: Competitiveness and Access to Finance    54
Public Administration, Law, and Justice: Somalia                     Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  Recurrent Cost and Reform Program                             25   Industry and Trade: Third Programmatic Competitiveness
South Sudan                                                            DPL                                                        55
Health and Other Social Services: Southern Sudan                     Montenegro
  Emergency Food Crisis Response Project Additional
                                                                     Health and Other Social Services: Second Montenegro
  Financing IV                                                  25
                                                                       Health Project                                             56
Tanzania
                                                                     Poland
Education: Tanzania Science and Technology Higher
                                                                     Health and Other Social Services: Health Service Delivery
  Education Phase 1 Additional Financing                        26
                                                                       Project                                                    57
Energy and Mining: Renewable Energy for Rural
                                                                     Public Administration, Law, and Justice: Poland Growth
  Electrification (RERE)                                        26
                                                                       and Resilience DPL2                                        57
Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection: Tanzania Strategic
                                                                     Romania
  Cities Project AF                                             27
                                                                     Public Administration, Law, and Justice: Second Fiscal
East Asia and Pacific Region                                           Effectiveness and Growth DPL                               57
China                                                                Serbia
Education: Xinjiang Technical Vocational Education                   Finance: Finance and Private Results Based IPF               59
 and Training                                                   31   Uzbekistan
Energy and Mining: Hebei Clean Heating                          31   Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry: Fergana Valley Water
Transportation: Xiangshan County Sustainable Development        31     Resources Management (WRM)_Phase II                        60
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New Projects Added in This Issue
Middle East and North Africa Region                                Dominican Republic
Djibouti                                                           Public Administration, Law, and Justice: Public Sector
Health and Other Social Services: Social Safety Net Project          Modernization                                             72
 Additional Financing                                         62   Grenada
Lebanon                                                            Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry: Regional Disaster
Transportation: Greater Beirut Urban Transport                63     Vulnerability Reduction Project (Additional Finance)      72
Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection: Lebanon Municipal          Haiti
 Services Emergency Project                                   63   Transportation: Disater Risk Management and Reconstruction -
West Bank and Gaza                                                   PPCR Additional Financing                                 73
Energy and Mining: Electricity Sector Performance                  Mexico
 Improvement Project                                          65   Education: Compensatory Education Additional Financing      74
                                                                   Peru
Latin America and Caribbean Region
                                                                   Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection: Second Catastrophe
Belize
                                                                     Deferred Draw Down Option (CAT DDO)                       76
Energy and Mining: Energy Resilience for Climate Adaptation   68
                                                                   Regional
Brazil
                                                                   Finance: Central America and Caribbean Catastrophe
Education: Salvador Social Sector                             69     Risk Insurance                                            76
Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection: Teresina Enhancing
 Municipal Governance and Quality of Life Additional               Worldwide
 Financing                                                    70   Asia
Colombia                                                           Public Administration, Law, and Justice: Second Gansu
Public Administration, Law, and Justice: Growth and                 Cultural and Natural Heritage Protection and
 Productivity Multi-sector DPL                                71    Development                                                  76

Projects Deleted from This Issue
Africa Region                                                      Tonga: Public Finance and Structural Reform Operation
Africa: East African Community Development Policy Operation         (Cr. 53160-TO, Cr. H8880-TO)
Burkina Faso: Growth and Competitiveness Credit 3                  Vietnam: Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management
  (Cr. H8950-BF, Cr. 53270-BF)                                     Phase II (Cr. 53190-VN)
Burundi: Seventh Economic Reform Support Grant
  (Cr. H8910-BI)                                                   South Asia Region
Cote d’Ivoire: Post Conflict Assistance Project                    Bangladesh: Public Procurement Reform Project II Additional
Ghana: Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) Sanitation            Financing
  and Water (Cr. H8540-GH)                                         India: Rajasthan Road Sector Modernization Project
Guinea-Bissau: Emergency Food Security Support Additional            (Cr. 53100-IN)
  Financing
Education for All Fast Track Initiative Program                    Europe and Central Asia Region
Madagascar: Irrigation and Watershed Management                    Kosovo: Clean-Up and Land Reclamation Additional Financing
Education For All Global Partnership for Education Fund (GPEF)     Kyrgyz Republic: Second Health and Social Protection
Mali: Natural Resources Management in a Changing Climate            (Cr. 52350-KG, Cr. H8390-KG)
Reconstruction and Economic Recovery (Cr. H9010-ML)
Natural Resources Management in a Changing Climate                 Middle East and North Africa Region
  (Cr. H8900-ML)                                                   Arab Republic of Egypt: Energy Social Safety Nets Sector
Bamako Water Supply (Cr. 53170-ML)                                  Reforms Technical Assistance
Senegal: Sixth Development Policy Operation (Cr. 53410-SN)
                                                                   Latin America and Caribbean Region
Sierra Leone: Sixth Governance Reform and Growth Credit
  (Cr. 53480-SL)                                                   Brazil: Strengthening Service Delivery for Growth, Poverty
                                                                    Reduction and Environmental Sustainability in Ceara
East Asia and Pacific Region                                        (Ln. 83020-BR)
Second Institutional, Tax Administration, Social and Investment
                                                                   Acre: Strengthening Public Policies Development Policy Loan
 (INSTANSI) Development Policy Loan (Ln. 83040-ID)
                                                                    (Ln. 83100-BR)
Second Connectivity Development Policy Loan (Ln. 83050-ID)
                                                                   Enhancing Public Management for Service Delivery in Rio de
Samoa: Agriculture and Fisheries Cyclone Response
                                                                    Janeiro (Ln. 83070-BR)
 (Cr. H8850-WS)
Solomon Islands: Second Rural Development Program                  Colombia: Subnational Institutional Strengthening
 Additional Financing                                               (Ln. 83200-CO)
Second Development Policy Operation (Cr. H8820-SB)                 Mexico: Second Tertiary Education Student Assistance
MARCH 2014                                                        Africa Region                                                           PAGE 

                                                                           (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Secretariat for Decen-

Africa
                                                                           tralized Community Driven Services, Benin, Tel: (229) 9003-3601,
                                                                           E-mail: sepsdcc@yahoo.fr, Contact: Mr. Germain Ouin Ouro
                                                                           (R) Ninth Poverty Reduction Support Credit (Cr. 53890-
Angola                                                                     BJ): The objective is to accelerate real economic growth and reduce
                                                                           the incidence of poverty in Benin by supporting Benin’s Third Growth
Education                                                                  Strategy for Poverty Reduction (SCRP 2011-2015). Negotiations
(R) Quality of Education (Cr. 52540-AO): The objective is to               scheduled for 28 February 2014. Environmental Assessment Cat-
support the Government to pilot and develop interventions for qual-        egory U. US$ 20.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Min-
ity improvement in early grades of primary education. The credit was       istry of Economy and Finance, BP 302, Cotonou, Benin, Tel: (229)
signed on 16 January 2014. Environmental Assessment Category               2130-0217, Fax: (229) 2130-5096, E-mail: gadsoon@hotmail.com,
C. Project: P122700. US$ 75.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be            Contact: Asoon G
required. Ministry of Education, Street Cdte Gika Central Building,
1 Floor Largo, Luanda, Angola, Tel: (224-222) 322-466, Fax: (224-          Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection
222) 322-651, E-mail: narcisobenedito@gmail.com, Contact: Narciso          Emergency Urban Environment Project Additional Financ-
Benedito dos Santos, Vice-Minister of Education                            ing: The objective is a continuation to improve infrastructure and
                                                                           mitigate the negative environmental impact of floods in Cotonou
Health and Other Social Services                                           Agglomeration and to increase Benin’s level of preparedness for
(R) Local Development Additional Financing: The objec-                     future flooding. Decision Meeting scheduled for 18 February 2014.
tives are a continuation to: (a) improve access of poor households         Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P148628. US$ 6.4
to basic services and economic opportunities; and (b) enhance local        (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to
institutional capacities among Angola’s municipalities. Appraisal          be determined.
scheduled for mid-February 2014. Environmental Assessment Cat-
egory B. US$ 38.6 (AFRH). Consulting services and implementing             Botswana
agency(ies) to be determined.                                              Industry and Trade
Benin                                                                      (R) Economic Diversification Operation: The objective is to in-
                                                                           crease export diversification, measured by the share of non-diamond
Education                                                                  merchandise exports in total exports, by providing comprehensive
(R) Global Partnership for Education Program: The objec-                   support to SMEs in exporting sectors. Decision Meeting scheduled
tives are to: (a) improve access and equity to basic education in de-      for 6 August 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 15.0
prived districts; and (b) improve the quality of classroom instruction     (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Trade and
at the basic education level, with particular emphasis on deprived         Industry, Botswana
districts. First Grant Funding Request Approval scheduled for mid-
February 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 42.3               Burkina Faso
(EFAF). Consultants will be required. Government of Benin, Benin,          Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry
Contact: Daniel Mukoko Samba, Minister. Ministry of Preschool
and Primary Education, Benin, Tel: (229-9) 787-2564, Contact: Mr.          (N) Agricu ltural Diversification and Market Development
Maoudi Johnson                                                             Project: The objective is to increase the competitiveness of selected
                                                                           agricultural subsectors that target national and regional markets by
Health and Other Social Services                                           contributing to shared agricultural growth in Burkina Faso. Decision
(R) Multisectoral Food Health Nutrition Project (Cr. 53370-                Meeting scheduled for 27 March 2014. Environmental Assessment
BJ): The objective is to increase access to food and nutrition security    Category B. US$ 50.0 (IDA Grant). Consulting services and imple-
enhancing services. The credit was signed on 11 February 2014.             menting agency(ies) to be determined.
Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 28.0 (IDA Credit). Con-           (N) Agricultural Productivity and Food Security Project
sultants will be required. Conseil de l’Alimentation et de la Nutrition,   Additional Financing: The objective is to improve the capacity of
Cotonou, Benin, Tel: (229) 9705-5040, E-mail: tossa_jean@yahoo.            poor producers to increase food production and to ensure improved
fr, Contact: Jean Cokou Tossa, Technical Advisor Agriculture               availability of food products in rural markets. Project Concept Review
(R) Youth Employment (Cr. 53920-BJ): The objectives are to                 Meeting scheduled for 18 February 2014. Environmental Assessment
improve access for youth employment and self-employment. Nego-             Category B. US$ 35.7/37.1 (IDA Credit/GAFS). Consulting services
tiations completed on 4 February 2014. Bank Approval scheduled             and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.
for 11 March 2014. Environmental Assessment Category C. Proj-              (R) Forest Investment Program (FIP) Decentralized Sus-
ect: P132667. US$ 35.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required.         tainable Forest Management: The objectives are to: (a) reduce
Ministry of Microfinance and Employment of Youth and Women,                deforestation and forest degradation; and (b) increase carbon seques-
Benin, Contact: Eusebe Agoua, Technical Counselor for Employ-              tration capacity by reducing pressure on forest ecosystems through
ment Promotion                                                             improved governance, green socio-economic local development and
                                                                           sustainable management of forest and woodland resources. Sign-
Industry and Trade                                                         ing scheduled for 17 February 2014. First Grant Funding Request
Benin and Nigeria Cross-Border Invest Opportunities: The                   Approval completed on 23 January 2014. Environmental Assess-
objective is to spur cross-border investments between Benin and            ment Category B. Project: P143993. US$ 16.5/9.8 (CSCF/ECEU).
Nigeria in dedicated value chains or industries where Benin retains        Consultants will be required. Ministere de l’Environnement et
a clear competitive advantage. Project Concept Review Meeting              Developpement Durable, Burkina Faso, Tel: (226-7) 660-9619, E-
scheduled for 15 May 2014. Environmental Assessment Category               mail: yeyesam@gmail.com, Contact: Samuel Yeye, Advisor to the
C. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing             Minister
agency(ies) to be determined.
                                                                           Energy and Mining
Public Administration, Law, and Justice                                    (N) Electricity Sector Support Project Additional Financ-
(R) Decentralized Community Driven Services Project Ad-                    ing: The objectives are to: (a) increase access to electricity; (b) im-
ditional Financing: The objectives are to: (a) support the scale up        prove the reliability of electricity supply; and (c) improve efficient use
to decentralized basic social services; and (b) mainstream the com-        of energy in targeted areas. Project Concept Review Meeting sched-
munity driven development approach for such services. Negotiations         uled for 27 February 2014. Environmental Assessment Category
completed on 17 January 2014. Bank Approval scheduled for 27               B. US$ 35.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing
February 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 30.0               agency(ies) to be determined.
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Health and Other Social Services                                        Ministry of Finance, Praia, Cabo Verde, Tel: (238) 260-7611, Fax:
(R) Social Safety Net: The objective is to assist the Government to     (238) 261-5844, E-mail: sandrodebrito@gov1.gov.cv, Contact: San-
develop a productive safety net that addresses the needs of chronic     dro de Brito, National Director of Planning
poor. Appraisal completed on 27 January 2014. Negotiations sched-
uled for 4 March 2014. Environmental Assessment Category C. Proj-       Cameroon
ect: P124015. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required.      Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry
Ministry of Social Action and National Solidarity, Burkina Faso, Tel:   Agriculture Investment and Market Development Project:
(226-50) 386-331, E-mail: ganoucyrille@yahoo.fr, Contact: Cyrille       The objective is to increase productivity and competitiveness of
Ganou, Coordinator                                                      cassava, maize and sorghum value chains led by target beneficia-
Industry and Trade                                                      ries Producer Organizations in order to meet the market demand
(R) Mining Growth Pole: The objective is to create a growth pole        (buyers), especially that of private Agribusinesses. Decision Meeting
in the North/Sahel region that improves the economic situation of       scheduled for 18 March 2014. Environmental Assessment Category
mining communities. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled            B. Project: P143417. US$ 100.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be re-
for 18 February 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$          quired. Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MINADER),
113.2 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies)    Cameroon, Tel: (237) 2223-1190, E-mail: mnemenye@yahoo.com,
to be determined.                                                       Contact: Essimi Menye, Minister

Public Administration, Law, and Justice                                 Education
(R) Public Sector Modernization: The objective is to support            Quality for Improved Learning Project: The objective is to
the Government to: (a) mobilize resources and deliver services to       finance equity in access to quality basic education. Bank Approval
the poor; and (b) strengthen civil services. Project Concept Review     scheduled for 28 February 2014. Environmental Assessment Cat-
Meeting scheduled for mid-February 2014. Environmental Assess-          egory C. Project: P133338. US$ 53.3 (EFAF). Consulting services to
ment Category C. US$ 25.0 (IDA Grant). Consulting services to be        be determined. Ministry of Basic Education, Cameroon, Tel: (237)
determined. Ministry of Civil Service, Burkina Faso                     9998-3371, Contact: Youssouf Hadidja Alim, Minister

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection                                  Energy and Mining
(N) Urban Water Sector Project - Additional Financing:                  Kribi Gas Power Project Additional Financing: The objec-
The objective is to increase access to sustainable water and sanita-    tive is a continuation to assist Cameroon’s first IPP with a produc-
tion services in selected urban areas. Preparation scheduled for        tion capacity, which will be operated by Kribi Power Development
24 March 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 80.0            Corporation (KPDC). Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled
(IDA Grant). Consulting services to be determined. ONEA (Office         for 17 July 2014. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 40.0
National de l’Eau et de l’Assainissement), Avenue Bulmiougou, Rue       (GUID). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be
17.555 Secteur 17 (Pissy), BP. 170 Ouagadougou 01, Burkina Faso,        determined.
Tel: (226) 5043-1900, Fax: (226) 5043-1911                              Health and Other Social Services
Burundi                                                                 (R) Health Sector Support Investment: The objective is to
                                                                        support the increase utilization and improve the quality of health
Energy and Mining                                                       services with a particular focus on child and maternal health and
(R) Jiji and Mulembwe Hydropower: The objectives are to: (a)            communicable diseases. Decision Meeting completed on 12 Febru-
develop two run-of-river hydropower sites at Jiji and Mulembwe;         ary 2014. Appraisal scheduled for 3 March 2014. Environmental
and (b) construct a transmission line from Jiji to Bujumbura that       Assessment Category B. US$ 20.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services
will provide reliable electricity supply and displace expensive ther-   to be determined. Ministry of Health (MOH), Cameroon, Tel: (237-
mal generation. Decision Meeting scheduled for 21 February 2014.        2) 222-3525
Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 100.0/22.0/36.6/95.0           Social Safety Nets: The objective is to strengthen the social safety
(IDA Credit/AFDB/ECEU/EUIB). Consultants will be required.              net system in Cameroon by setting up a permanent system that is
REGIDESO, BP 660, Bujumbura, Burundi, Tel: (257-2) 222-3412,            financially sustainable and can be scaled up during crises, such as
Fax: (257-2) 222-6563                                                   the current food crisis. Bank Approval completed on 21 March 2013.
Public Administration, Law, and Justice                                 Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P128534. US$ 50.0
                                                                        (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Contact: Roberto Albino
(N) Strenghtening Institutional Capacity for Service Deliv-
                                                                        Mito, Director
ery Project: The objective is to support the Government’s efforts to
strenghten institutional capacity within the public sector to deliver   Public Administration, Law, and Justice
services and promote growth-enhancing policies. Project Concept         Community Development Program Support Project-Phase
Review Meeting scheduled for 28 April 2014. Environmental As-           III: The objectives are to: (a) support the Community Development
sessment Category C. US$ 10.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services         Program to enhance the opportunities and livelihoods of rural people
and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.                          in Cameroon by improving the delivery of specified basic social
Cabo Verde                                                              services (health, education, water and sanitation); and (b) enhance
                                                                        economic opportunities. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled
Industry and Trade                                                      for 9 October 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 40.0
Innovation and Competitiveness Project: The objective will              (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to
be to improve competitiveness and encourage innovation in Cape          be determined.
Verde. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 10 June 2014.
Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 10.0 (IDA Credit). Con-
                                                                        Transportation
sulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.         (R) La Communauté Économique et Monétaire de l’Afrique
                                                                        Centrale (CEMAC) Transport and Transit Facilitation-
Public Administration, Law, and Justice                                 Phase II: The objective will complement the ongoing CEMAC Trans-
(R) Fourth Development Policy Loan Eighth Poverty Re-                   port/Transit Facilitation Project to scale up the project’s impact and
duction Support Credit (PRSC): The objective is to support              effectiveness along Cameroon’s section of the Douala, N’Djamena
the implementation of the Government’s Third Growth and Poverty         corridor. Decision Meeting scheduled for 4 March 2014. Environ-
Reduction Strategy (GPRSP III) for the period 2011-15. Decision         mental Assessment Category B. Project: P143801. US$ 82.0 (IDA
Meeting scheduled for 21 February 2014. Environmental Assessment        Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Public
Category U. US$ 15.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required.        Works, Yaounde, Cameroon, Tel: (237) 2222-2294, E-mail: mi-
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chelmbella2009@yahoo.fr, Contact: Jean-Michel Mbella, Project             Public Administration, Law, and Justice
Coordinator                                                               (N) Public Financial Management (PFM) CB Additional
Central African Republic                                                  Financing: The objective is to scale-up some existing activities
                                                                          (technical assistance to the computerisation of the public financial
Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry                                        management system), while supporting new ones (implementation of
(N) CAR Emergency Food Crisis Response and Agriculture                    the organic finance law, debt management). Preparation is underway.
Relaunch Project (Cr. 53950-CF): The objectives are to protect            Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 10.0 (IDA Grant). Con-
and rebuild livelihoods, human capital (particularly children), and to    sulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.
re-launch the productivity of the agriculture sector. Bank Approval
scheduled for 4 March 2014. Environmental Assessment Category
                                                                          Comoros
B. US$ 20.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Central           Public Administration, Law, and Justice
African Republic, E-mail: guezewane@yahoo.fr, Contact: M. Jonas           (R) Economic Governance and Public Sector Reforms: The
Guezewane Piki                                                            objective is to support the Government to: (a) strengthen transpar-
Education                                                                 ency in operations and access to information; (b) improve public
                                                                          finance management; and (c) transparency in human resource. Ap-
Second Education Sector Development Project: The objec-                   praisal completed on 10 February 2014. Negotiations scheduled
tives are to: (a) support expansion of equitable access to primary        for 14 March 2014. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 3.8
education; and (b) improve the teaching and learning environment.         (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. ABGE Projet d’Appui la
Appraisal scheduled for 18 February 2014. Environmental Assess-           Bonne Gouvernance Economique, BP 6988, Comoros, Tel: (269)
ment Category B. Project: P133580. US$ 4.0/19.2 (IDA Grant/               773-9900, E-mail: abge2010@yahoo.fr
EFAF). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be
                                                                          Economic Governance Technical Assistance Additional
determined.
                                                                          Financing: The objectives are to: (a) stabilize the economy and es-
Energy and Mining                                                         tablish a strong and equitable growth; (b) strengthen key sectors; (c)
(R) CAR Rehabilitation and Reinforcement of the Electric-                 strengthen governance and social cohesion; (d) improve the general
ity Sector: The objectives are to: (a) increase efficiency and quality    public health status; (e) promote education and vocational training
of electricity services in the power sector; and (b) suppport ENERCA’s    while developing human capital; and (f) promote environmental
improvements in governance and operational performances. Project          sustainability and civilian security. Bank Approval completed on 12
Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 25 July 2014. Environmental          November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 3.5
Assessment Category B. US$ 17.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services         (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Economic and Gover-
and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.                            nance Project (ABGE), Tel: (263) 773-9900, E-mail: moinacharani@
                                                                          yahoo.fr, Contact: Moinafatima Charani, Coordinator, ABGE
Public Administration, Law, and Justice
(R) Economic Management and Governance Reform Grant:                      Democratic Republic of Congo
The objective is to support the Government to implement a reform          Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry
program that will: (a) improve transparency and efficiency in the         (N) Kivu-Tanganyka Growth Poles Support Project: The
management of public resources; and (b) enhance private sector de-        objective is to support the recovery and reintegration of communi-
velopment. This project is on hold until further notice. Environmen-      ties and reestablishment of sustainable livelihoods in the conflict
tal Assessment Category U. US$ 8.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants           affected areas. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 4
are required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.                  March 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 120.0
(R) National Social Cohesion Program: The objective is to                 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to
support community recovery and improve community resilience               be determined.
in rural areas. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 10           (R) Forest Investment Program: The objectives are to: (a) re-
September 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 15.0             duce GHG emissions from deforestation and forest degradation;
(IDA Grant). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to          and (b) enhance forest carbon stocks in DRC. Appraisal scheduled
be determined.                                                            for 17 March 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project:
Chad                                                                      P128887. US$ 36.9 (CSCF). Consulting services to be determined.
                                                                          Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Tourism, Demo-
Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry                                        cratic Republic of Congo, Tel: (243-9) 9100-0663, E-mail: vangulu-
(R) Climate Resilient Natural Resources and Ecosystems                    tete@gmail.com, Contact: Clement Vangu Lutete
Management Project: The objective is to strengthen the climate            Forest Dependent Communities Support Project: The objec-
resilience of local communities and vulnerable ecosystems in tar-         tives are to: (a) strengthen the capacity of the targeted indigenous
geted zones in Chad. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled             peoples and local communities to engage in the FIP and REDD+
for 27 March 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$               activities; and (b) promote local development in favor of sustainable
5.0/1.8/5.0 (IDA Credit/CIWA/LDC). Consulting services and imple-         forest management. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assess-
menting agency(ies) to be determined.                                     ment Category B. Project: P149049. US$ 6.0 (CSCF). No consultants
                                                                          are required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.
Health and Other Social Services
(R) Health Services Result for Women and Children: The                    Education
objective is to strengthen the delivery of health services to women       Education and Skills for Jobs and Inclusion: The objectives
and children, particularly in rural and underserved areas. Decision       are to: (a) strengthen the relevance of the formal education and
Meeting scheduled for 26 February 2014. Environmental Assess-             training system to improve graduate employability; and (b) support
ment Category B. US$ 15.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and           informal skills development to address the needs of out-of-school
implementing agency(ies) to be determined.                                youth Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 11 June 2014.
                                                                          Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 150.0 (IDA Grant). Con-
Industry and Trade                                                        sulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.
(R) Private Sector and Value Chain Support: The objectives
are to: (a) improve the business environment; and (b) support the         Energy and Mining
private sector, especially SMEs, in selected value chains. Decision       (R) Inga 3 Development Technical Assistance: The objectives
Meeting scheduled for 18 March 2014. Environmental Assessment             are to support the cost-effective development of Inga 3 and mid-size
Category B. Project: P133021. US$ 10.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting           hydropower projects under balanced public-private partnerships.
services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.                   Bank Approval scheduled for 20 March 2014. Environmental As-
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sessment Category A. Project: P131027. US$ 73.1/33.4 (IDA Grant/         on 1 February 2014. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$
AFDB). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Energy, Kinshasa,       3.0 (IDA Grant). No consultants are required. Institut Congolais
Democratic Republic of Congo, Tel: (243-8) 1700-9568, E-mail:            pour la Conservation de la Nature (ICCN), Kinshasa, Democratic
vikadipanzu@yahoo.fr, Contact: Mr. Vika di Panzu, Chief of Staff         Republic of Congo, Tel: (243-82) 102-9800, E-mail: wicosma@
PROMINES Additional Financing: The objectives are a con-                 yahoo.fr, Contact: W. Icosma
tinuation to: (a) strengthen the capacity of key institutions to man-    (R) Strengthening Public Financial Management (PFM)
age the minerals sector; (b) improve the conditions for increased        and Accountability (Cr. H9070-ZR): The objective is to enhance
investments in and revenues from mining; and (c) help increase           the credibility, transparency, and accountability in the management
the socio-economic benefits from artisanal and industrial mining         and use of central government and selected sub-national govern-
in Project areas. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assess-         ments’ finances. Bank Approval completed on 30 January 2014. En-
ment Category C. US$ 15.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and          vironmental Assessment Category C. Project: P145747. US$ 5.0 (IDA
implementing agency(ies) to be determined.                               Grant). Consultants will be required. COREF, Kinshasa, Democratic
                                                                         Republic of Congo, Tel: (243-8) 1319-2957, E-mail: godemisenga@
Finance                                                                  yahoo.fr, Contact: Godefroid Misenga, Coordinator
(R) Financial Infrastructure and Markets: The objective is to            Public Service Rejuvenation: The objective is to support the
support the establishment of an integrated payment system architec-      Government’s civil service rejuvenation by: (a) providing retirement
ture and increased acces to finance for MSMEs. Negotiations com-         indemnities to civil servants over the legal retirement age/length of
pleted on 12 February 2014. Bank Approval scheduled for 18 March         service; and (b) supporting relevant reform and rehabilitation plans.
2014. Environmental Assessment Category F. Project: P145554. US$         Bank Approval completed on 12 December 2013. Environmental
30.0 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Central Bank of          Assessment Category C. Project: P122229. US$ 77.0 (IDA Grant).
Congo, Kinshasa- Gombe, Democratic Republic of Congo                     No consultants are required. Ministry of Public Service, Democratic
Health and Other Social Services                                         Republic of Congo, Tel: (243-9) 956-4128, E-mail: ministrefp@
                                                                         fonctionpublique.gouv.cd, Contact: Jean-Claude Kibala, Minister
(R) Eastern Recovery Project (Cr. H9170-ZR): The objective
                                                                         of Public Service
is to improve community resilience and livelihoods of conflict-af-
fected populations in the Eastern provinces of DRC. Negotiations         Second Governance: The objectives are to: (a) enhance transpar-
completed on 23 January 2014. Bank Approval scheduled for 27             ency and efficiency in central and sub-national public finance and
February 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 79.1             human resource management; and (b) establish and consolidate an
(IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Fonds Social de la Demo-      equitable resource sharing mechanism between central and sub-
cratic Republic of Congo, 11, Avenue Lukusa (Immeuble ex CEI),           national government. Bank Approval completed on 9 May 2013.
Democratic Republic of Congo, Tel: (243-99) 819-3585, E-mail: fond-      Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P126115. US$ 67.0
socialdrc@fondsocial.cd, Contact: Mr. Ruphin Bo-Elongo, Director         (IDA Grant). No consultants are required. Ministry of Interior, Boule-
                                                                         vard Colonel Tshatshi, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tel:
(R) Health System Strenghtening Project: The objectives are
                                                                         (243-99) 290-5743, E-mail: prcgrdc@gmail.com, Contact: Popaul
to: (a) improve the utilization and quality of maternal and child
                                                                         Kizungu Chihiza, Project Coordinator
health services; and (b) strengthen the health sector. Project Concept
Review Meeting scheduled for 16 June 2014. Environmental Assess-         Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection
ment Category B. US$ 150.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and
                                                                         Strengthening Hydro-Meteorological Services in DRC: The
implementing agency(ies) to be determined.
                                                                         objective is to support the Government in strengthening the hydro-
(R) Human Development Systems Strengthening: The ob-                     logical, meteorological and climate services which will help: (a) the
jective is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government     economic development, (b) reduce the human and economic losses
programs in social protection, education and health/nutrition/popu-      of extreme water and weather events, and (c) build resilience against
lation sectors in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Appraisal com-       the negative impacts of climate change. Preparation is underway.
pleted on 12 February 2014. Negotiations scheduled for 10 March          Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P144712. US$ 6.0
2014. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P145965. US$         (GEFS). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be
15.0 (IDA Grant). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies)       determined.
to be determined.
Public Administration, Law, and Justice                                  Republic of Congo
(R) Catalytic Project to Strengthen the Institute National               Health and Other Social Services
de la Statistique (INS): The objective is to strengthen the capac-       (R) Health Sector Project (Cr. 53570-CG): The objectives are
ity of INS to generate and disseminate statistical information. This     to improve: (a) access and quality of primary health services; and
will support the planned National Statistical Development Strategy,      (b) maternal and child health. Signing scheduled for 19 February
which will provide quality data for DRC’s PRSP, MDG, and sector          2014. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P143849. US$
strategy monitoring. Bank Approval scheduled for 18 March 2014.          10.0/10.0 (IDA Credit/HRBF). Consultants will be required. Min-
Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P125509. US$ 11.8          istry of Health and Populaton, Cameroon, Tel: (242-06) 980-8708,
(SRTF). Consultants will be required. Institut National de la Statis-    E-mail: ernice_nsitou@yahoo.fr, Contact: Bernice Nsitou, Coordon-
tique (INS), Batiment de la Fonction publique, Aile droite, rez de       nateur déléguéProgramme de Développement des Services
chausse, Democratic Republic of Congo                                    (R) Lisungi Safety Nets System (Cr. 53580-CG): The objec-
(R) Establishment of a Conservation Trust Fund: The objec-               tives are to: (a) establish the key building blocks of a national safety
tive is to support the establishment and capitalization of a Conser-     net program; and (b) pilot a cash transfer program to improve access
vation Trust Fund (CTF) that improves the sustainability of DRC’s        to health and education services of poorest families in participating
national protected area system. The loan was signed on 1 February        areas. Bank Approval completed on 29 January 2014. Environmen-
2014. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P127437.             tal Assessment Category C. Project: P145263. US$ 2.0 (IDA Credit).
US$ 6.5/11.3/20.0 (BELG/GEFU/KFW). Consultants will be re-               Consultants will be required. Ministry of Social Affairs, Republic of
quired. Ministry of environment, nature conservation and tourism,        Congo, Tel: (242) 814-0266, E-mail: emiraoul@hotmail.com, Con-
Democratic Republic of Congo, Tel: (243-81) 451-0594, E-mail:            tact: Emilliene Raoul, Minister of Social Affairs
kaseyamak@yahoo.fr, Contact: Vincent Kasulu, Directeur du Dével-
oppement Durable                                                         Public Administration, Law, and Justice
(R) National Parks Network Rehabilitation Project (PRE-                  (R) Statistics for Governance: The objective is to support the
PAN) Additional Financing: The objective is to enhance the               improvement of statistics in the Republic of Congo to produce reli-
capacityof the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN)        able and timely data for policy formulation and evaluation. Decision
for management of targeted protected areas. The grant was signed         Meeting scheduled for 17 March 2014. Environmental Assessment
MARCH 2014                                                       Africa Region                                                      PAGE 11

Category C. US$ 5.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and imple-          Governance and Institution Development Additional Fi-
menting agency(ies) to be determined.                                     nancing: The objective is to support the Government to improve:
(R) Urban Development and Poor Neighborhood Upgrad-                       (a) public financial management in the areas of internal controls,
ing Project: The objective is to improve the lives of people in the       implementation of the WAEMU guidelines, monitoring of state-
precarious neighborhoods of Brazzaville and Pointe Noire. Decision        owned enterprises, and improvement of revenue authorities per-
Meeting scheduled for 13 May 2014. Environmental Assessment               formance; and (b) capacity and performance of the Coffee-Cocoa
Category B. US$ 30.0 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required.           Council. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Cat-
Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.                                egory C. US$ 5.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing
(R) Water, Electricity and Urban Development SIL Addi-                    agency(ies) to be determined.
tional Financing: The objective is to increase sustainable access         Transportation
to basic infrastructure and safe drinking water for the inhabitants
                                                                          (R) Infrastructure Renewal Project: The objectives are to: (a)
of Brazzaville and Pointe Noire. Decision Meeting scheduled for 22
                                                                          support the rehabilitation of basic infrastructure facilities; and (b)
May 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 15.0 (IDA
                                                                          enhance the access to social services in targeted urban areas. Project
Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be
                                                                          Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 6 August 2014. Environ-
determined.
                                                                          mental Assessment Category B. US$ 100.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting
Transportation                                                            services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.
(R) Agricultural Development and Rural Roads Rehabilita-
tion Project Additional Financing: The objective is to assist the
                                                                          Ethiopia
Republic of Congo to increase the ability of the rural poor to raise      Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry
their income through the generation and promotion of improved             (R) Third Pastoral Community Development Project (Cr.
agricultural technologies, the provision of market infrastructure, and    53350-ET): The objectives are to: (a) enhance growth and stability
the formulation and implementation of poverty-focused agricultural        of incomes; (b) increase asset base; and (c) improve access to public
policies and expenditure programs. Bank Approval completed on             services among pastoral communities through the operationalization
29 January 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project:            of demand driven models of investment and service delivery through-
P145627. US$ 2.5 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Min-         out Ethiopia’s pastoral and agro-pastoral woredas. The credit was
istry of Agriculture and Livestock, Republic of Congo                     signed on 16 January 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B.
                                                                          Project: P130276. US$ 110.0/85.0 (IDA Credit/IFAD). Consultants
Cote d’Ivoire                                                             will be required. Ministry of Federal Affairs, Ethiopia, Tel: (251-91)
Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry                                        444-357, E-mail: oseidhaik@yahoo.com, Contact: Seid Omer, PCDP
Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Pesticides Manage-                   Coordinator
ment: The objective is to reduce adverse health and environmental         Sustainable Land Management Project: The objectives are
impacts in Côte d’Ivoire of POPs pesticides by reducing or eliminat-      to: (a) reduce land degradation in agricultural landscapes; and (b)
ing their ongoing use and managing existing stockpiles. Decision          improve resilience of small holder farmers. Bank Approval completed
Meeting scheduled for 27 May 2014. Environmental Assessment               on 22 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Proj-
Category B. Project: P131778. US$ 5.0 (GEFU). Consulting services         ect: P133410. US$ 13.0 (GEFU). Consultants will be required. Min-
and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.                            istry of Agriculture, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Tel: (251-1) 1646-2353,
                                                                          E-mail: mela635@gmail.com, Contact: Melaku Tadesse, National
Health and Other Social Services                                          Coordinator
(R) Productive Social Safety Net: The objective is to set the
                                                                          Energy and Mining
foundations of an effective and productive type of safety net system
capable of responding to the country’s needs both in normal times         (R) Geothermal Development Project: The objective is to di-
and during times of crisis. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled      versify Ethiopia’s electricity generation mix and increase electric-
for 10 March 2014. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project:          ity generation capacity. Decision Meeting scheduled for 31 March
P143332. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implement-        2014. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P133613. US$
ing agency(ies) to be determined.                                         26.6/149.4/24.5/3.3/55.0 (IDA Credit/IDA Grant/CSCF/ICEI/
(R) Results Based Financing Project: The objective is to support          JBIC). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be de-
the Government in developing and implementing a results-based             termined.
financing project with specific attention to reproductive and child       Health and Other Social Services
health and other high priority interventions. Project Concept Review      (R) Productive Safety Nets Program IV: The objective is to
Meeting scheduled for 31 March 2014. Environmental Assessment             reduce household vulnerability, improved resilience to shocks and
Category B. US$ 50.0/5.0 (IDA Credit/HRBF). Consulting services           sustainable community development in food insecure areas of rural
and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.                            Ethiopia. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 27 Febru-
Public Administration, Law, and Justice                                   ary 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 500.0 (IDA
(N) Second PRSC: The objective is to support a balance reform             Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Agriculture Ethio-
program strengthening public-sector governance and administration,        pia
and facilitating private sector led growth. Project Concept Review        Industry and Trade
Meeting scheduled for 24 April 2014. Environmental Assessment             (R) Competitiveness and Job Creation Project: The objective
Category U. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required.           is to support job creation, enhance competitiveness and increase
Government of Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, Tel: (225) 2020-     investments within selected industrial zones in Ethiopia. Decision
0835, Fax: (225) 2020-0850, E-mail: moyamado@yahoo.fr, Contact:           Meeting scheduled for 13 March 2014. Environmental Assessment
Adama Coulibaly, Directeur of Cabinet                                     Category A. Project: P143302. US$ 250.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting
(R) Territorial Governance and Local Development: The                     services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.
objectives are to contribute to rural/urban development and poverty
reduction through: (a) supporting provision of priority public goods      Public Administration, Law, and Justice
and services at the commune level; and (b) promoting good local           (R) Second Local Government Development Project: The
governance through decentralized and deconcentrated participatory         objective is to support the planning, delivery, and sustained povision
local governance systems at the commune and provincial/district           of priority municipal services and infrastructure. Appraisal com-
levels. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 20 May 2014.         pleted on 3 February 2014. Negotiations scheduled for 10 March
Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 20.0 (IDA Grant). Con-           2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P133592.
sulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.           US$ 380.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry of
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