UK contribution to the 18th Replenishment of the World Bank International Development Association (IDA 18)
To reduce poverty by enabling the World Bank to provide grants and low-interest loans that enhance economic opportunities and tackle poverty in poor countries.
UK contributions to compensate IDA the costs of foregone debt service payments under the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI)
The objective of the National Rural Livelihood Project for India is to establish efficient and effective institutional platforms of the rural poor that enables them to increase household income through sustainable livelihood enhancements and improved access to financial and selected public services. There is also no change in the components within the project. While there is no change in the indicators, result values have changed in the Result Framework due to the proposed scaling down of the project. Results framework has been revised to incorporate for extension of the project by a year. It is now proposed to shift the focus of the project implementation to the state level with all project components and eligible expenditures/investments within them, being available for financing at the state level. Consequently, the investments at the GoI level are being reduced. The role of the GoI will therefore be more in the nature of project coordination, limited technical assistance, disbursement and monitoring. As the total financing is reduced, funds have been reallocated between the components. More rigorous criteria for fund allocation to the participating States will be followed and a fully operational SRLM will be a precondition for a participating state to receive project funds. The disbursement schedule over the balance period of the project has also been modified. The Financing Agreement of the project will be modified to accommodate all the above changes and will form the basis for the implementation of the restructured project.
The $8 billion Climate Investment Funds (CIF) accelerates climate action by empowering transformations in clean technology, energy access, climate resilience, and sustainable forests in developing and middle income countries. The CIF’s large-scale, low-cost, long-term financing lowers the risk and cost of climate financing. It tests new business models, builds track records in unproven markets, and boosts investor confidence to unlock additional sources of finance.
The development objective of the Transmission Efficiency Project for Vietnam is to improve the capacity, efficiency, and reliability of electricity transmission services in selected parts of the electricity transmission network in the territory of the Borrower. The project comprises of three components. The first component, enhancing transmission infrastructure will finance transmission lines and substations at voltage levels of 220 kilovolt (kV) and 500 kV. The component will roughly finance 15 percent of Vietnam's transmission network growth during the period 2015-2020 by targeting key investment needs in major areas of economic development and where transmission overloads are already present or will happen in the very short term given continuous demand growth. The second component, developing smart grid network will support modernization of monitoring, control, and protection equipment in 500 kV and 220 kV substations to improve the reliability of the interconnected power system as a whole and of some bulk-supply points in the distribution network. The third component, capacity building will contribute to the gradual development of national power transmission company (NPT) to become an independent transmission company with revenues from the application of performance-based regulation in the transmission sector and support the efficient implementation of the overall power sector reform.
The development objective of Emergency Crisis Response Project for Yemen, Republic of is to provide short-term employment and access to selected basic services to the most vulnerable; preserve existing implementation capacity of two service delivery programs; and provide emergency cash transfers to the poor and vulnerable in response to the food crisis. This Third Additional Financing (AF3) aims to provide resources to further scale up the impact of the project by extending Cash Transfer (CTs) to cover the existing beneficiaries of the CT program for two additional quarters to provide them with relative income stability and predictability. Under AF3, Component 3 includes two subcomponents as follows: (i) Cash Transfers; and (ii) Project management and monitoring.
The development objective of Emergency Health and Nutrition Project for Yemen is to contribute to the provision of basic health and essential nutrition services for the benefit of the population. This project has three components. 1) The first component, Improving Access to Health, Nutrition, and Public Health Services, will support the coverage of the population of Yemen with well‐defined packages of health and nutrition services at both primary health care (PHC) level and first level of referral centers or secondary care. It has the following three subcomponents: (i) Strengthening the Integration of Primary Health Care Model; (ii) Supporting Health and Nutrition Services at the First Level Referral Centers; and (iii) Sustaining the National Health System Preparedness and Public Health Programs. 2) The second component, Project Support, Management, Evaluation and Administration, will support project administration and monitoring and evaluation activities (M and E) to ensure smooth and satisfactory project implementation. 3) The third component, Contingent Emergency Response, aims to improve the country's response capacity in the event of an emergency, following the procedures governed by OP/BP 10.00 paragraph 12 (Rapid Response to Crises and Emergencies).
The objective of the Dam Rehabilitation and Safety Improvement Project for Vietnam is to improve the safety of targeted dams under the Government's Dam Safety Program to protect downstream communities and economic activities through priority investments and capacity enhancement. There are three components to the project, the first component being dam safety rehabilitation. This component will be implemented through MARD and the provinces with the aim of improving the safety of irrigation dams through physical rehabilitation of existing infrastructure. The implementation includes two different approaches required for the rehabilitation of small community-managed and large dams. The difference between the two approaches relates not only to the types of works and the regulatory framework involved, but also the institutional and implementation arrangements required to undertake such works and ensure their sustainable operations and maintenance. The second component is the dam safety management and planning. This component will be implemented through MARD, MOIT and MONRE with the aim of improving the planning and operational framework for dam management to safeguard the downstream communities and socio-economic infrastructure. Finally, the third component is the project management support.
The development objective of the Results-Based Operation for Local Bridge Construction and Road Asset Management Project for Vietnam is to improve the road and bridge connectivity for the rural communities of the participating provinces in Vietnam. The operation has two complementary elements - a program using the program-for-results (PforR) instrument, supported by a United States (U.S.) 380.5 million dollars International Development Association (IDA) credit, and technical assistance using the investment project financing (IPF) instrument, supported by a U.S. 4.5 million dollars IDA credit. The PforR program will target improved spending efficiency in the selected provinces through the adoption of sustainable shifts in maintenance policy and budget allocation mechanisms, rather than funding the entire maintenance backlog. The program is designed to incentivize prioritization of road maintenance activities, including both routine and periodic maintenance, as these provide the highest return on funding. The program to be supported by this operation is a results-based approach to operationalize the planned activities in the following two results areas: result area 1, improvement of local accessibility and associated service delivery; and result area 2, improvement of local bridge connectivity to isolated communes.
The development objective of the Dar es Salaam Metropolitan Development Project for Tanzania is to improve urban services and institutional capacity in the Dar es Salaam metropolitan area, and to facilitate potential emergency response. The project comprises of four components. The first component priority infrastructure will finance improvements and constructions of: (i) priority roads - local and feeder roads in the urban core to alleviate congestion hotspots, and support public transit, mobility, and connectivity to low income communities, especially improving accessibility to the bus rapid transit (BRT) system; and (ii) primary and secondary drainage systems - including bank stabilization, detention ponds, connection to the secondary network etc. around five river basins of Dar es Salaam. It consists of following three sub-components: (i) priority roads supporting public transit, mobility, and connectivity to low income communities; (ii) flood control and storm water drainage; and (iii) contingency for disaster risk response. The second component, upgrading in low-income communities include: (a) roads and road-related infrastructure, including roads, bridges, culverts, footpaths, and traffic lights; (b) environmental related works, including storm water drainage, sanitation, tertiary solid waste management, street lights; and (c) community related amenities, including parks, markets, and bus stands. The third component, institutional strengthening, capacity building, and urban analytics will support: (i) development of metropolitan governance arrangements and systems; (ii) municipal finances and technical capacity through own source revenue collection and development and integration of geographic information systems (GIS); (iii) improving the integration of transport and land-use planning; (iv) operations and maintenance systems; (v) urban analytics; and (vi) urba
The objective of the Trung Son Hydropower Project for Vietnam is to improve, or at least restore, livelihoods and living standards of affected households and villages while allowing them to maintain their cultural identity. There are four components to the project. The first component of the project is dam and ancillary construction. Construction of main dam and appurtenant structures, supply and installation of hydraulic mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment, access roads, bridges, borrow pits and quarries, power supply lines for construction and provision of supporting consultant services. The second component of the project is transmission line. Construction of the transmission line to evacuate power from the plant during the operation phase. The third component of the project is social and environment impact management. Implementation of the resettlement, livelihoods and ethnic minorities' development program, the public health action plan and the environment management plan. The fourth component of the project is capacity development and scale-up. Building of Vietnam Electricity (EVN) capacity to prepare hydropower projects to international standards.
The development objectives of the Mekong Delta Integrated Climate Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Project for Vietnam are to enhance tools for climate-smart planning and improve climate resilience of land and water management practices in selected provinces of the Mekong delta in Vietnam. The project comprises of five components. The first component, enhancing monitoring, analytics, and information systems provides the framework for ensuring the capacity to undertake ‘smart investments and cope with anticipated wide-scale environmental changes. It consists of three sub-components: (i) monitoring systems to enhance Mekong delta knowledge base; (ii) infrastructure and information systems for enhanced decisions; and (iii) mainstreaming climate resilience into planning processes. The second component, managing floods in the upper delta objective is to protect and or reclaim the benefits of controlled flooding (flood retention) measures while increasing rural incomes and protecting high-value assets in An Giang, Kien Giang, and Dong Thap provinces. The third component, adapting to salinity transitions in the delta estuary aims to address the challenges related to salinity intrusion, coastal erosion, sustainable aquaculture, and improved livelihoods for communities living in the coastal areas of Ben Tre, Tra Vinh, and Soc Trang provinces. The fourth component, protecting coastal areas in the Delta Peninsula aims to address the challenges related to coastal erosion, groundwater management, sustainable aquaculture, and improved livelihoods for communities living in the coastal areas of Ca Mau, Bac Lieu, and Kien Giang provinces. The fifth component, project management and implementation supports project management and capacity building for ministry of agriculture and rural development (MARD), ministry of natural resources and environment (MONRE), and the ministry of p
The development objective of the Jharkhand Power System Improvement Project for India are to increase the transmission capacity of electricity network in the state of Jharkhand and strengthen the institutional capacity of state-owned power transmission and distribution utilities. It has three components. First component, Intra-state transmission system strengthening will support the state transmission utility, Jharkhand Urja Sancharan Nigam Limited (JUSNL), in making priority investments in the following two areas: a) Construction of new substations and associated transmission lines, and b) Strengthening scheduling, dispatch and communication systems; Second component, Technical assistance for institutional development and capacity building of JUSNL will continue to build upon the institutional development activities undertaken during project preparation and support implementation of following key activities: a) Improving the organization structure and Delegation of Financial Powers (DoFP), b) Strengthening the project planning, procurement and contract management practices, c) Strengthening FM framework, d) Automating internal business functions like inventory management, payroll management, human resource management etc., e) Appointing Project Management Consultants (PMC) to assist in supervising and monitoring sub-projects under Component 1 of the project; f) Building staff capacity through training, workshops, knowledge exchange visits etc.; Third component, Improving operational efficiency and developing institutional capacity of Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL) build upon the institutional development activities undertaken during project preparation and support implementation of JBVNL's action plan to reduce Aggregate Technical and Commercial (AT&C) losses, improve revenue management systems and reduce power procurement costs through following activ
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).
The objective of the Second Phase of the Uttar Pradesh Water Sector Restructuring Project for India is to: (a) strengthen the institutional and policy framework for integrated water resources management for the entire state; and (b) increase agricultural productivity and water productivity by supporting farmers in targeted irrigation areas. There are six components to the project, the first component being strengthening of state-level water institutions and inter-sector coordination. This component aims to provide support to the institutions in the state responsible for overall integrated water resources management and implementation of the state water policy. The second component is the modernization and rehabilitation of irrigation and drainage systems. The third component is the consolidation and enhancement of irrigation institutional reforms. This component will enhance the efficiency of the Uttar Pradesh Irrigation Department (UPID) and strengthen the Participatory Irrigation Management (PIM) approach both in the department as well as in the community. The fourth component is the enhancing agriculture productivity and on-farm water management. This component (to be implemented directly by the Department of Agriculture) aims to improve the overall agriculture productivity and water-use efficiency at the field level. The fifth component is the feasibility studies and preparation activities for the next phase. This component is to prepare detailed surveys and designs for future third phase areas. These new areas will be identified by the Government of Uttar Pradesh and will make use of similar design principles (and the lessons learned) adopted under this second phase operation. Finally, the sixth component is the project coordination and monitoring.
The development objective of the Higher Education Quality Improvement (HEI) Project for India is to improve student outcomes especially of disadvantaged groups in selected higher education institutions and to increase the effectiveness of the higher education system in Madhya Pradesh. There are three components to the project, the first component being grants support to HEIs. The grants provided under this component will also reinforce the system reforms under the project, e.g. (i) increased autonomy and accountability, and will help re-define the relationship between Department of Higher Education, or DHE and government colleges; and, (ii) pursuing National Assessment and Accreditation Council, or NAAC accreditation to benchmark quality, and (iii) a basis for seeking additional resources for quality improvement from national and state governments. The second component is the State Level Initiatives. This component supports strategic interventions to be undertaken by the state to (a) improve the system of financial support through scholarships to disadvantaged and meritorious students, (b) upgrade qualifications and skills of new and existing faculty members, (c) establish a state institute of HE training and research, and (d) extend technical assistance for strategic planning and seeking NAAC accreditation to all government HEIs. Finally, the third component is the Improving system management. The main objective of this component is to provide technical assistance to the DHE, the State Higher Education Council, or SHEC, the Project Directorate, or PD and the HEIs to strengthen their implementation capacity and sector governance and management.
The development objective of the Integrated Water Management and Development Project for Uganda is to improve access to water supply and sanitation services, integrated water resources management, and operational performance of water and sanitation service providers in Project areas. It has four project component. First component, water supply and sanitation in small towns and rural growth centers and support to districts hosting refugees will support activities to improve WSS in selected small towns and RGCs in the Recipient's territory. Activities consist of (a) constructing and rehabilitating WSS facilities, as well as providing associated services, including engineering, environmental and social studies, and supervision of construction activities; (b) preparing and implementing sanitation plans in selected small towns; (c) strengthening the capacity of selected UWAs in the areas of operational and financial management, including the establishment of a remote monitoring system for rural water systems; and (d) carrying out environmental and social management-related activities to protect water sources and sensitize communities; Second component, water supply and sanitation in large towns and support to districts hosting refugees will support activities to improve WSS. Activities consist of (a) constructing and rehabilitating WSS infrastructure in the municipality of Mbale, including implementing the recommendations from the Augmented Water Supply Study; (b) constructing water supply system for the municipality of Gulu; (c) undertaking construction supervision activities and engineering, as well as environmental studies, including the Augmented Water Supply Study; (d) strengthening the capacity of the NWSC in the areas of operational and financial management to support improved performance in the project supported areas; and (e) carrying out environmental and social
The Result-Based Northern Mountains Urban Program Project aims to enable participating northern mountains cities to effectively plan, deliver and sustain priority infrastructure services through strengthened systems and capacity, with the support of the Ministry of Construction, or MOC. The program will have four key results areas, namely: (a) institutional strengthening at city level; (b) delivery of infrastructure services in participating cities; (c) sustainable infrastructure investments; and (d) national policy, support and oversight. These results areas are designed to work together to improve the quality of infrastructure delivery by CPCs. The results framework (annex two) provides the basis on which the MOC will support the participating cities to appropriately measure and report on progress. This enhances monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for the NUDP and will enable the MOC to collate the results to assess program performance, progress in achieving the Disbursement Linked Indicator, or DLIs, and implications for national urban policies and programs. Monitoring and evaluation capacity will be enhanced through the program's capacity building component in order to strengthen the Government's ability to monitor indicators of program progress through the results framework. In association with the submission of the annual financial statements, participating cities will report annually against individual DLIs and results indicators (city results report), and provide evidence of compliance with individual indicators as specified in the Program Operational Manual, or POM.
The objective of the Vietnam Road Asset Management Project is to improve the efficiency and sustainability of the road asset management and maintenance practices performed by the countrys Ministry of Transport on national roads. The project consists of the following components: 1) Road Asset Management System (RAMS) development, with a goal towards financing the development and implementation of a comprehensive Road Asset Management System; 2) road asset preservation, aimed at supporting Performance-Based Contracts (PBCs) to demonstrate more efficient maintenance of selected highways, in addition to funding traditional road asset maintenance works; 3) road asset improvement, with an objective of financing improvement of road assets for high priority road sections of the national road network and other related activities, supervision of improvement works and undertaking of environmental and social monitoring; and undertaking technical, internal and financial audits; and 4) institutional strengthening, aimed at supporting targeted activities to develop the capacity of Vietnams road agencies to undertake better planning, budgeting, constructing, and monitoring of road assets.