The development objective of the Intermodal and Rail Development Project for Tanzania is to deliver a reliable open access infrastructure on the Dar es Salaam-Isaka rail segment. The project has four components. The first component, improvement of rail infrastructure includes the rehabilitation of key sections of the railway track and other infrastructure improvements to guarantee a reliable service between Dar es Salam Port and Isaka terminal. The second component, rolling stock includes the procurement and leasing of locomotives and wagons. It will also support Reli Assets Holding Company (RAHCO) in leasing three locomotives and purchasing 15 hopper wagons for the engineering works. The third component, development of Isaka terminal, Ilala terminal, and Dar es Salaam port platform comprises the development of intermodal container terminals in the port of Dar es Salaam, in Ilala and in Isaka to allow for more efficient modal transfers to and from the rail. The fourth component, institutional strengthening and capacity building will support the project preparation and provide additional technical support to the implementing agency (IA) RAHCO, as well as support to Tanzania Railway Limited (TRL) and the Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority (SUMATRA). Main elements for support provided in this component are as follows: preparatory design studies; enhancement of information technology tools including establishment of a management accounting information system (MAIS) for TRL, RAHCO, and SUMATRA; setting up of the project implementation team (PIT); capacity strengthening of TRL; and other capacity strengthening measures for TRL, RAHCO, SUMATRA, and Ministry of Transport, Tanzania (MoT).
DFID’s mission is to help eradicate poverty in the world’s poorest countries. The priority objective for DFID's South Sudan department - with the international community - is to support peace, whilst recognising that prospects remain fragile and that even in a best-case scenario, continued protection of and support to the most vulnerable (particularly youth, women and children) will be essential for years to come. The focus of the DFID's South Sudan strategy is on sustaining high levels of humanitarian support and the provision of essential services, whilst looking for and supporting opportunities to embed peace. The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has appointed Crown Agents to effectively manage and deliver the ‘Health Pooled Fund 3 (HPF3)’ programme in South Sudan. HPF3 will effectively merge two current health programmes - Health Pooled Fund 2 (HPF2), which provides healthcare at health facility level, and the Integrated Community Case Management 2 (ICCM2) programme, which provides healthcare to children under-five within more remote communities. DFID South Sudan is initiating a new five year HPF3 programme (2018-2023) which will follow on from HPF2 ending in October 2018 and ICCM2 ending in December 2018. This is a multi-donor programme with existing HPF2 donors (US, Canada and Sweden) expected to continue their support. The programme impact will be an improved health and nutrition status for the population that saves lives and reduces morbidity (including maternal, infant and under-5 mortality).
A global programme supporting governance and market reforms aimed at reducing the illegal use of forest resources, benefitting poor forest-dependent people and promoting sustainable growth in developing countries.
The development objective of the Mining and Environmental Remediation and Improvement Project for Zambia is to reduce environmental health risks to the local population in critically polluted mining areas in Chingola, Kabwe, Kitwe, and Mufulira municipalities, including lead exposure in Kabwe municipality. The project comprises of four components. The first component, remediation of contaminated hotspots and improvement of environmental infrastructure will finance specific remediation activities and associated environmental infrastructure in Kabwe and Copperbelt areas. It consists of following sub-components: (i) remediation of contaminated hotspots and improvement of environmental infrastructure; and (ii) rehabilitation of tailings dam (TDs) and mine closure in Copperbelt province. The second component, enhancing institutional capacity for environmental governance and compliance will strengthen the environmental governance of the mining sector and environmental agency through a variety of interventions, including policy support and capacity building. It consists of following sub-components: (i) improving environmental governance in the mining sector; and (ii) improving environmental compliance, enforcement, and public disclosure. The third component is reducing environmental health risks through localized interventions. It consists of following sub-components: (i) strengthening decentralized health interventions to reduce environmental health risks in Kabwe; and (ii) support to local income generation, livelihood, and public awareness activities in targeted areas of municipalities of Kabwe, Kitwe, Mufilira, and Chingola. The fourth component, project management, monitoring and evaluation will cover the cost for project management, implementation and supervision of project activities, administration of procurement and financial management, monitoring and evaluation, a
To improve utilisation of quality, effective essential health services especially by the poor, and deliver the following outputs through an Essential Health Package: 4.3 million children underfive treated for pneumonia; 63,000 patients treated for TB; 2.3 million deliveries by skilled health workers; 363,000 additional family planning users; 416,000 adults on HIV treatment in 2015; 2.4 million children fully immunised; 25 million children treated for malaria and 10 million bednets distributed.
The development objective of the Shared Infrastructure for Solar Parks Project for India is to increase solar generation capacity through the establishment of large-scale solar parks in the country. The project has two components. First component, shared infrastructure for solar parks will cover financing for shared infrastructure, such as, access roads, water supply anddrainage, telecommunications, pooling station inside the solar parks and transmission lines connecting these internal pooling stations to the external substation that may or may not be at the periphery of the park, feeding into the national or state grid. The scope of investments covered will depend on the modality and approach adopted by the respective selected state for developing the solar parks. While some states intend to provide a full range of infrastructure services to the selected private-sector developers, others intend to provide only pooling stations to facilitate internal evacuation. In most solar parks, project developers or generators will be responsible for the interconnection of each plot in the solar park with pooling stations, using suitable voltage for underground or overhead cable. Second component, technical assistance will provide capacity -building support to Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA), the SNAs in the states where selected solar parks are located, and the selected state PIAs, which will include the State Nodal Agency (SNA) and/or Joint Venture (JV) companies or state agencies across the participating states. Specifically for the state PIAs, although their role and mandate is growing rapidly to meet the Government of India's ambitious renewable-energy targets, they have limited capacity and experience to deliver on these mandates.
The development objective of the Himachal Pradesh Horticulture Development Project for India is to support small farmers and agro-entrepreneurs in Himachal Pradesh, to increase the productivity, quality, and market access of selected horticulture commodities. This project has four components. 1) The first component, Horticulture Production and Diversification, aims to enhance horticultural competitiveness at the farm level by supporting access to knowledge, technology and finance in order to increase long term productivity and farm incomes in an environment marked by changing market patterns and increased climate variability.2) The second component, Value Addition and Agro-enterprise Development, aims to improve value realization at the farm level, promote investments in agribusiness, fostering backward and forward linkages in the value chains for horticulture products, support supply chain infrastructure that prevents wastage and value erosion; and enable secondary and tertiary processing that create higher value for the produce. 3) The third component, Market Development, aims to provide an improved platform for market-related information and intelligence, expand market access through alternative marketing channels, enhance transparency in the price discovery process, and improve market infrastructure. 4) The fourth component, Project Management, Monitoring and Learning, will ensure the effective implementation of the project activities and monitor and evaluate project implementation progress, outputs and outcomes, building on implementation experience.
The development objective of the Agribusiness and Trade Project for Zambia is to contribute to increased market linkages and firm growth in agribusiness. There are three components to the project, the first component being market linkages in agribusiness. This component aims to develop market linkages in agribusiness, focusing on two sets of beneficiaries: ‘emerging and poor farmers and growth-oriented agribusiness SMEs. Project interventions will have particular emphasis on improving the ability of emerging farmers and agribusiness SMEs to sustainably and commercially link into larger markets by structuring support around offtake opportunities that the private sector themselves identify as high potential. A linkages approach increases income, productivity, and employment growth for all those economic actors involved in the value chains where they engage and are directly and indirectly affected by the project activities. The second component is the strengthening the regulatory and institutional framework for agribusiness and trade. The objective of this component is to strengthen the regulatory and institutional framework for agribusiness and trade to assist the development of market linkages in agribusiness. Finally, the third component is the project management and monitoring and evaluation. This will finance the activities of the PIU. The PIU will oversee the implementation of project activities, fiduciary management, M&E, and reporting. In addition, the project will be implemented in such a way that it will be possible to carry out an impact evaluation to assess the additionality of the project. The continuous M&E of the implementation of policies and key programs will be a critical role of the PIU and therefore a strong emphasis will be placed on capacity building.
The development objective of Himachal Pradesh Public Financial Management Capacity Building Program Project for India is to improve the efficiency of Public Expenditure Management and Tax Administration in Himachal Pradesh. This project has three components. 1) The first component, Improving efficiency of the Finance Department (FD) in an enhanced control environment, aims to contribute toward strengthening budget credibility; effective Public Financial Management (PFM) operations; and enhancing governance, financial controls, and accountability by strengthening treasury systems and establishing or upgrading enabling IT systems. It has two subcomponents as follows: (i) Strengthening treasury functioning and implementing second generation Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) reforms; (ii) Strengthening PFM Reforms Architecture; and (iii) Establishing or strengthening enabling IT systems and support. 2) The second component, Increasing efficiency and performance through better contract management, aims to strengthen contract management in one of the major works departments, namely the Irrigation and Public Health (IPH) Department. It has the following two subcomponents: (i) Establishing an integrated CMS; and (ii) Rollout of e-Procurement in all government departments. 3) The third component, Unlocking revenue potential through modernization of the Excise and Taxation Department (ETD), aims to support activities that will increase efficiency in operations within the ETD, including upgrading skills and competency levels for improved staff capacity and enhanced systems, both with the objective of augmentation and increasing revenue. It has the following five subcomponents: (i) Diagnostic of the institutional framework and revenue administration; (ii) Strengthening analytical skills and business intelligence (BI) capabilities; (iii) e-Governance in
The development objective of Uttarakhand Public Financial Management (PFM) Strengthening Project for India is to enhance accountability in public finances and increase effectiveness of revenue management systems in Uttarakhand. This project has four components. 1) The first component, Strengthening the Public Financial Management Functions, aims to support strengthening of PFM institutional framework and systems and improve capacity in the areas of cash and debt management, public audit, planning, budgeting, and capital expenditure management, public procurement, and support measures to improve transparency of budget and procurement information. 2) The second component, Strengthening Revenue Management Systems, aims to finance activities that will enhance OSR through a combination of policy measures, improving efficiency of tax administration in key revenue‐generating departments or agencies (excise, tourism, and ULBs) by strengthening institutional capacities and enhancing eservices for taxpayers to facilitate better compliance. 3) The third component, Strengthening PFM in Urban Local Bodies and State‐Owned Enterprises, aims to support strengthening PFM and improving accountability in Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and selected State‐Owned Enterprises (SOEs) by strengthening accounting, financial reporting, and oversight. 4) The fourth component, Project Management and Monitoring and Evaluation, aims to support costs on implementation, coordination, monitoring, and evaluation.
The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Project for Kosovo includes objectives to: (i) reduce energy consumption and fossil fuel use in public buildings through energy efficiency and renewable energy investments; and (ii) enhance the policy and regulatory environment for renewable energy and energy efficiency. This project consists of three components will be implemented. These include: (i) EE and RE Investments in Public Buildings; (ii) Policy and Regulatory Support for RE and EE; and (iii) Project Implementation Support. Details are provided below. Under the first Component, EE and RE investments (subprojects) would be undertaken in public facilities (both central-owned and municipal government buildings). The second component includes the Law on Energy Efficiency, 1st and 2nd NEEAPs, NREAP and other packages approved by GOK provide a strong base for sustainable energy development within Kosovo. The third and final component will also support the main implementing agency, KEEA, to help ensure effective project implementation of Components 1 and 2.
The objective of Water Security and Canal Protection Project for Kosovo is contribute to restoring the Iber Canal to its original capacity to improve water resource management for various canal water users in Central Kosovo. The project has 3 components. (1) Infrastructure rehabilitation and modernization component includes financing works for re-establishing the Iber canal transit capacity, enabling closure of the canal for maintenance, strengthening the canal structural safety against extreme events, and enhancing Gazivoda dam safety. This component will mainly rehabilitate the open-air sections of the canal (e.g. through canal lining, treatment of joints, repair of abutments, cuttings, aqueducts, culverts). In addition, by constructing a new balancing-and-emergency reservoir in Mihaliq area, the project will enable the ILC to: (i) cut the canal flow whenever needed to rehabilitate the canal's closed sections or amid extreme events and (ii) balance water demand and supply over the 2035 horizon. (2) Water resources protection and management component includes financing works for water resources protection and management, to increase the Gazivoda-Iber system operational efficiency and to protect the canal ambient water quality (against renewed or accidental pollution and other man-made disruptions). The works include selective fencing and covering of certain canal sections. (3) Project management, coordination, monitoring, and evaluation component will cover overall project management as well as coordination among the different ministries/agencies involved in water management as related to the canal.
To increase the resilience to climate change of poor farmers in Northern Uganda, and to increase their incomes. This will be achieved by working with agricultural businesses to supply farmers with cheaper, better and more varied agricultural inputs and services, and to create stronger markets for farmer produce. This will benefit 250,000 households in Northern Uganda, who will adopt new practices, products and markets that will make them more resilient to climate change, while 150,000 households will see measurable increases to income. This will contribute to the MDGs (and their successor targets) by reducing poverty in Uganda.
The development objective of the Second Phase of the Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project for Vietnam is to develop the capacity of the ministry of natural resources and environment, Vietnam national Mekong committee, and relevant agencies to manage trans-boundary water resources and climate risks through river basin approaches and improved water resources data collection, analysis, and exchange. The project has four components. The first component is support for the institutional development of integrated water resources management in the Vietnam part of the Sesan-Srepok basin. This component will support the following activities: establishment and support for operation of a river basin organization; provision of support for river basin planning and studies; provision of support for monitoring; capacity development; and component management. The second component is establishment of a water resources monitoring network at the border areas with Cambodia and Lao Peoples Democratic Republic (PDR) in the lower Mekong and a water resources information system for the Vietnam part of the lower Mekong. This component will support the following activities: development of water resources monitoring networks at the border areas with Cambodia and Lao PDR in the Mekong delta and the central highlands to measure and analyze data on water quality and quantity; establishment of a water resources information system for the lower Mekong in Vietnam; provision of support for a salinity monitoring pilot for Kien Giang province; and component management. The third component is strengthening the hydro-meteorological information network, flood forecasting, and warning system in the central highlands. This component will include the following activities: strengthening of hydrometeorology network and forecasting services in the central highlands; institutional strengthening an
The objective of the Competitiveness and Export Readiness Project for Kosovo is to support product certification for export markets, strengthen the capacity of export-oriented firms and reduce the cost of business inspections. There are two components to the project, the first component being enhancing business environment and export readiness. Component one will contribute to the government's efforts to enhance the business environment and export readiness of firms by modernizing the National Quality Infrastructure, supporting SMEs with export potential, and reforming the business inspections system. This component will finance the following three subcomponents: (i) improving NQI and supporting its international recognition, (ii) supporting businesses to improve export readiness, and (iii) reforming the business inspections system. This component includes three subcomponents: reforming the business inspections system; supporting SMEs to improve export readiness; and supporting international recognition of NQI. Finally, the second component is the project implementation and coordination support. This component will help to ensure effective implementation of all project components. This component will finance goods, services, training, and operating costs to support the implementation and coordination support for the project, inter alia by financing: (a) consultants to support project management, fiduciary, and M&E functions for the project; (b) capacity building for PIU; and (c) equipment and operating costs necessary for the project implementation.
The overall description: Support to the Budget Strengthening Initiative, promoting more effective, transparent and accountable budget policies, processes and systems in the poorest and most fragile states
The Kenyan Constitution, adopted by referendum in 2010, introduced far reaching devolution to 47 newly-established counties. Hopes are high that devolution will improve accountability and service delivery and contribute to poverty reduction. The purpose of this programme is to build and improve public services for Kenyan citizens, particularly focusing at the county level where poverty exists and where public service delivery is poor. The programme will improve the ability of county governments to better plan, deliver and monitor the delivery of public services. This includes working with county governments to strengthen public financial management systems (e.g. improving accounting, audit and procurement systems) to ensure that public money is effectively spent and can be accounted for. It also includes a focus on critical services for example health. The programme will help county governments to improve planning and allocation of budgets for different sectors.
To embed social protection in national policy, programmes and budgets in Uganda through capacity building of Ugandan stakeholders and institutions. This will benefit 209,000 Senior Citizens (+65years) and People with Disabilities directly, support financial inclusion and change their poverty status. This will contribute to the SDGs by reducing the poverty gap in the country by 2020.
To increase capacity of South Sudan Police Service improving coverage, accessibility and effectiveness of security arrangements for citizens.To increase capacity of South Sudan Police Service improving coverage, accessibility and effectiveness of security arrangements for citizens.To increase capacity of South Sudan Police Service improving coverage, accessibility and effectiveness of security arrangements for citizens.