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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08

Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective


Central and Eastern Armenia Energy Efficiency 557190 Environment and Part of a broader survey program, the project assesses existing energy
Europe Survey in Armenia Social Sustainability efficiency (EE) market conditions and promotes EE financing in Armenia.
The objective is to create among local Armenian banks an awareness of
EE financing and a willingness to pursue such financing with local SMEs.

Central and Eastern Belarus Energy Efficiency 557191 Environment and Part of a broader survey program, the project assesses existing energy
Europe Survey in Belarus Social Sustainability efficiency (EE) market conditions and promotes EE financing in Belarus.
The objective is to create among local Belarusian banks an awareness of
EE financing and a willingness to pursue such financing with local SMEs.

Central and Eastern Belarus Microfinance Bank of 561186 Access To Finance The project provides advisory services to support the development of
Europe Belarus Belarus Bank for Small Business, a microfinance bank scheduled to begin
operations in mid-2008. The objective is to increase competition within the
MSME segment of the banking sector and improve the availability and
terms of financing (including reduced interest rates) for MSME clients.

Central and Eastern Eastern Europe Armenia Mortgage 549975 Access To Finance The project works with three banks in Armenia to improve and increase
Europe Region Market Development their mortgage lending operations and increase their access to investment;
Project and it addresses contradictions in the country’s legislation. The objective is
to further the development of the residential mortgage market in Armenia
by increasing the effectiveness and reliability of the banks’ lending
operations, thereby making mortgages more affordable and enabling
citizens to improve their living conditions.

Central and Eastern Georgia Energy Efficiency 557189 Environment and Part of a broader survey program, the project assesses existing energy
Europe Survey in Georgia Social Sustainability efficiency (EE) market conditions and promotes EE financing in Georgia.
The objective is to create among local Georgian banks an awareness of
EE financing and a willingness to pursue such financing with local SMEs.

Central and Eastern Russian Russia: Cleaner 560345 Environment and The project stimulates investment in Cleaner Production technologies and
Europe Federation Production Social Sustainability processes in Russian industry. The objectives are to improve resource
efficiency in Russia and reduce levels of environmental pollution and
emissions of greenhouse gases, thereby supporting economic
competitiveness and enhancing the attractiveness of companies as
investment opportunities for IFC and local financial institutions.

Central and Eastern Russian Chuvashavtodor 561392 Environment and The project develops an environmental management training program for
Europe Federation Environmental Social Sustainability road construction companies in Chuvash Republic of the Russian
Management Training Federation and tests the training with Chuvashavtodor Road Construction
Company, a current IFC investment client. The objective is to create and
test a training program that can be replicated and will ally the expertise of
the Moscow Road Transport Institute with European and international
expertise.

Central and Eastern Russian Kupol Foundation TA 546924 Environment and The project creates a Community Development Strategy (CDS) for the
Europe Federation Social Sustainability IFC-funded Kupol gold mine to guide Kupol in carrying out its community
programs. Objectives include broad community ownership of the Kupol
program (incorporating the views of the mine’s stakeholders and of
indigenous people), having an impact on transparency and the adoption of
CDS practices in Russia, and having a significant demonstration effect.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
Central and Eastern Ukraine Ukraine Corporate 561973 Value Addition to The 18-month project develops and tests mediation in Ukraine, using
Europe Governance Mediation Firms project-trained local mediators to resolve 10 test-case corporate
Pilot governance (CG) disputes. The objective is to introduce CG-related
mediation in Ukraine and to increase awareness among Ukrainian
businesses about mediation as an efficient complement to the court
system, thereby releasing funds and realizing cost and time savings for
SMEs and other enterprises.

Central and Eastern Ukraine Energy Efficiency 557145 Environment and Part of a broader program, the project conducts an energy efficiency (EE)
Europe Survey in Ukraine Social Sustainability survey in Ukraine to assess the current market for EE financing. The
objective is to raise awareness of such financing among local financial
institutions (FIs), SMEs, and policy makers, and to create a willingness
among Ukrainian FIs to pursue EE financing with local SMEs.

Central and Eastern Ukraine Ukraine Food Safety 561634 Value Addition to The project is a pilot to develop a food safety improvement project in
Europe Improvement Pilot Firms Ukraine. Objectives are: 1) to increase awareness of food safety issues
and solutions in the food processing sector; 2) to bring the level of local
expertise to international standards; and 3) to speed up the adoption in
Ukraine of best international practices in food safety.
Central and Eastern Ukraine Ukraine Infrastructure 26816 Infrastructure The project identifies options for IFC’s involvement in providing
Europe Advisory infrastructure advisory services in Ukraine. The objective is to obtain one
or more public-private partnership mandates, define a longer-term strategy
for infrastructure advisory in Ukraine, and support IFC’s management in
structuring and setting up a potential Private Enterprise Partnership
Ukraine Infrastructure facility.

Central and Eastern Ukraine Ukraine Internal Audit 557251 Value Addition to The project investigates in detail the internal audit and internal control
Europe Internal Control Study Firms component of corporate governance in Ukraine. The objective is to
evaluate the current level of internal audit functions and internal control
systems in Ukrainian companies and banks—at the same time developing
tools that will contribute to IFC’s corporate governance product line and
move it to more advanced levels of specialization and potential replication
in other countries and regions.

Central and Eastern Ukraine Ukraine Tax 559525 Business Enabling The project assists the government of Ukraine with tax reform by
Europe Compliance Cost Environment identifying specific taxes and types of tax compliance procedures that are
Survey most burdensome for businesses, and establishing a baseline against
which future reforms can be evaluated. The objective is to support and
guide the reform process, reduce the tax compliance burden for
businesses, and thereby encourage higher levels of investment in Ukraine.

Central and Eastern Ukraine Khlibprom - TA for 557225 Value Addition to The project provides advisory services for Khlibprom, a leading regional
Europe Improvement of Firms integrated industrial manufacturer of bread and bakery products in the
Production Western and Central regions of Ukraine. The objective is to maximize
Efficiencies & production efficiency, improve supply and distribution logistics, and
Logistics Management rationalize management systems.

Central and Eastern Ukraine Ukraine Agri-Finance 556785 Access To Finance The project is a consultant-led study assessing the size and potential
Europe Study growth of the agriculture finance sector in Ukraine, exploring possibilities
for financial instruments such as bank loans, factoring, and leasing. The
objective is to strengthen the development of the country’s agricultural
sector through a possible IFC advisory services intervention.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
East Asia and Pacific Cambodia Cambodia SEZ Legal 556686 Business Enabling The project assists the Cambodia Special Economic Zones Board in
and Institutional Environment drafting legislation that will support the long-term viability of special
Framework economic zones. The objective is an effective legal, regulatory, and
institutional framework for these zones, based on international best
practices.
East Asia and Pacific China GDIH-AS-Corporate 539145 Infrastructure The two-part project assists GDIH (a Shanghai-listed holding company that
Social Responsibility owns power-generation companies in the Pearl River Delta region of
Demonstration / Guangdong Province, China) by 1) reviewing GDIH’s environmental and
Cumulative Risk social management system processes and helping develop the outline for
Assessment its first sustainability report; and 2) reviewing the current industrial hazard
management performance of three major Pearl River Delta industrial
facilities and recommending specific actions for improvement. The
objective is to strengthen GDIH’s strategy for corporate social responsibility
and to demonstrate good practices for private sector companies in China
facing the same challenges.

East Asia and Pacific China TA to MC Nanchon 558826 Access To Finance The project provides advisory services to support the development and
capacity building of Microcred Nanchong, a greenfield microfinance
institution. The objective is to help improve the availability of financial
services to micro and small businesses and to the rural population in the
Nanchong prefecture of Sichuan, China.
East Asia and Pacific China IF-China Personal 561106 Innovation/Global The multiyear pilot project provides advisory services to the Chinese
Bankruptcy Law Fund Projects government to help draft and pass a personal bankruptcy law. The
Project objective is a law that is consistent with international best practice, and a
summary document that can serve as a tool for similar projects in other
emerging markets.
East Asia and Pacific China TA to Zhong an 560605 Access To Finance The project helps ZAXY to improve its institutional capacity in the conduct
of its microfinance operations, and to build a solid basis for its accelerated
business growth and territorial expansion. The objective is to expand
access to credit by microentreprenuers and salaried workers, who are
generally underserved by mainstream financial institutions, and to create a
role model for microfinance institutions in China to stimulate the
development of this industry.

East Asia and Pacific China CHUEE Scale Up 558185 Access To Finance The project provides mapping to identify energy-efficiency potential in
selected regions and industries in China, and provides advisory services to
banks for implementation of energy-efficiency investments. The objective is
the scale-up of the IFC China Utility-Based Energy Efficiency Finance
Project.
East Asia and Pacific China Panel Board Holding 556025 Environment and The project invests in Panel Board Holding B.V. to test the commercial
Social Sustainability viability of an innovative wheat-straw splitting technology to replace wood
with wheat straw in the production of panel boards for a wide range of
applications in the housing construction industry. Objective include slowing
deforestation in the region by reducing demand for wood, reducing local air
pollution and health issues associated with straw burning, improving
agricultural productivity by removing waste straw from the fields, and
providing a new source of revenue to low-income local farmers.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
East Asia and Pacific China Investee FI BRCB TA 556666 Access To Finance The project provides advisory services to Binhai Rural Commercial Bank (a
new IFC investee financial institution in Binhai New District, Tianjin) in
credit risk management, skills training for managers and officers, and
strengthening of internal controls. The objective is for the client to develop
into a competitive modern commercial bank with competent management,
strong staff skills, and adequate internal controls.

East Asia and Pacific China Accion Inner Mongolia 555466 Access To Finance The project supports the creation and best-practice operation of Inner
Microfinance Mongolia Microfinance Institution, a new greenfield microfinance institution
Company expected to provide a replicable prototype for China's microfinance
industry. The objective is to expand availability of financial services in the
Chifeng prefecture of Inner Mongolia, and throughout the country by its
demonstration effect.

East Asia and Pacific China LK: Stora Enso 554206 Value Addition to The project, in partnership with Stora Enso, helps the forestry plantation
Guangxi Firms sector in Guangxi, China, to improve business and management skills;
address technical, environmental, and social issues (labor, employment,
health, and safety); and ultimately strengthen the financial performance of
local MSME contractors. The objective is to establish a sustainable and
competitive fiber supply base for China’s growing domestic paper market,
and at the same time create jobs, improve the quality of contractors, and
have a demonstration effect.

East Asia and Pacific China LK: Changyu Grape 552285 Value Addition to The pilot project strengthens the supply chain of wine producers in Yantai
Diseases Firms and supports the improvement of disease management for grape growers
Management Systems in the region, by 1) gathering and disseminating knowledge of causes and
treatments of grape diseases, 2) helping to establish a grape-diseases
management system in Yantai, and 3) improving productivity of grape
growers. The objective is to develop sustainable agricultural management,
thereby helping grape growers produce higher yields of high-quality
grapes, and thus more income.

East Asia and Pacific East Asia and IF-Tourism Sector 561650 Innovation/Global The project designs a global IFC Web-based interactive tourism database.
Pacific Region Diagnostic Fund Projects Objectives are: 1) to interpret and present findings and scores for each
Benchmarking country on its preparedness for sustainable development of the tourism
Database sector from the perspective of investment climate, destination management
(including social and environmental sustainability), destination supply, and
market demand; and 2) to benchmark destinations to demonstrate relative
positions in sustainable tourism preparedness and investment readiness.

East Asia and Pacific East Asia and Pacific Financial 561592 Access To Finance The project provides advisory services to develop and implement vital
Pacific Region Markets Infrastructure regional financial infrastructure (credit bureaus, secured transactions,
company and business registries, and payments systems) in Pacific Island
markets plus Timor Leste. The objective is to broaden access to finance
and improve key Doing Business indicators (starting a business and
getting credit) in participating countries.

East Asia and Pacific Indonesia CentralJava IPP 26215 Infrastructure The project provides advisory services to the government of Indonesia to
implement private sector participation to build, own, and operate the
2x600-megawatt greenfield coal-fired Central Java Power Project. The
objective is to revitalize private sector investment in Indonesia’s power
sector.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
East Asia and Pacific Indonesia Mainstream 561599 Access To Finance The project works with microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Indonesia by: 1)
Microfinance supporting commercial banks dedicated to serving MSMEs as a core
business segment; 2) promoting mergers and acquisitions among small-to-
medium rural banks; and 3) transforming large rural banks into commercial
banks with a wider range of services. The objective is to improve the
outreach of financial services to MSMEs, and to facilitate and support the
establishment of the first microfinance rating business in Indonesia—to
improve transparency, strengthen MFIs, and facilitate investment in the
microfinance sector.

East Asia and Pacific Indonesia Bank of Banks 561506 Access To Finance The project supports establishment of a Bank of Banks to provide
Advisory wholesale products and services to microfinance institutions (MFIs) in
Indonesia, enabling them to offer a broader range of products to more
enterprises and low-income households. The objective is to increase the
outreach of MFIs and promote their consolidation, professionalism, and
efficiency, potentially affecting more than 2,000 MFIs that will reach about
1 million MSMEs.

East Asia and Pacific Indonesia Indonesia Mobile 560870 Access To Finance The project partners with banks, telecom companies, and third-party
Banking Project providers 1) to improve the regulatory framework for transformational
mobile banking in Indonesia, 2) to measure the demand for such services,
3) to improve stakeholders’ understanding, and 4) to develop scalable
business models. The objective is to develop in Indonesia a
transformational mobile or branchless banking service to provide
widespread access to financial services.

East Asia and Pacific Indonesia Aceh Public Private 559345 Business Enabling The project is a public-private dialogue to enable the provincial
Dialogue Environment government of Aceh and the private sector to create 1) a healthy business
environment and investment climate, and 2) a foundation for ongoing,
structured dialogue between the public and private sectors. The objective
is a more robust and sustainable private sector, and an investment climate
that will stimulate economic activity and led to increased opportunities and
jobs.

East Asia and Pacific Indonesia Indonesia 561407 Infrastructure The project assists the government of Indonesia in establishing a new
Infrastructure Facility financial institution, the Indonesian Infrastructure Facility. The objective is
to stimulate private investment in infrastructure, mainly by providing local
currency financing.
East Asia and Pacific Indonesia Warehouse Receipts - 553725 Access To Finance The project helps Indonesia put to practical use a law (passed in mid-
Indonesia 2006) expanding access to financial services by farmers and SMEs by
Agribusiness allowing banks to take negotiable warehouse receipts as collateral. The
objective is to develop an enabling environment for a negotiable
warehouse receipts system that benefits smallholders and others, thereby
increasing lending by private, commercial banks to rural, especially
agricultural, borrowers.

East Asia and Pacific Lao People's BEE-LS Investment 558845 Business Enabling The project assists the Lao People’s Democratic Republic with
Democratic Law Environment implementation of a unified investment law, including clear and streamlined
Republic regulations and clarification of the role of the Ministry of Planning and
Investment, shifting its focus from investment approval and management
to promotion and facilitation. The objective is to support the development
of a best practice legal and regulatory framework for investment, and to
strengthen the country’s investment promotion capabilities.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
East Asia and Pacific Mongolia Mongolia FS TA 551965 Access To Finance The project provides advisory services to help Mongolia improve laws,
regulations, policies, and operations of leasing, housing finance, credit
bureau, and collateral systems, and to help financial institutions with credit
analysis, risk management, leasing, housing finance, SME lending, and
trade finance. The objective is to support the development of sustainable
access to finance for SMEs and the lower-income population in Mongolia.

East Asia and Pacific Papua New GTFP - In-house 562753 Access To Finance The project provides advisory and financial support to Bank South Pacific
Guinea training for Bank (BSP), conducting on-the-job training for about 20–25 of the bank’s staff in
South Pacific (BSP) in Papua New Guinea, reviewing and assessing bank policies and
Papua New Guinea operations. The objective is to improve the performance of BSP and
increase significantly its involvement in trade transactions.
East Asia and Pacific Philippines Small Power Utilities 26513 Infrastructure The project helps the government of the Philippines address the energy
Group crisis in Basilan, one of its poorest and most challenged regions, by
accelerating rural electrification in remote nongrid areas through private
sector participation. The objective is for new independent power producers
to provide reliable, secure, and affordable electricity, thereby increasing
economic activities in the area and contributing to industrial growth, which
can bring employment opportunities and have a positive impact on the
quality of life.

East Asia and Pacific Philippines Mindanao Banana 561416 Value Addition to The project assesses the use of a certification process and business
Value Chain Firms training to improve the performance of the Philippine outgrower sector.
Objectives include: 1) increased income; 2) sustainable production and
increased yields through environmentally sound agricultural practices; 3)
enhanced reputation of the banana industry through improved social
practices; 4) increased production of environmentally certified product; 5)
improved linkages among producers and lead firms, and with surrounding
communities; and 6) better access to markets and finance.

East Asia and Pacific Philippines SPUG Sulu 26783 Infrastructure The project helps the government of the Philippines address the energy
crisis in Sulu, one of its most impoverished provinces, by accelerating rural
electrification in remote nongrid areas through private sector participation.
The objective is for new independent power producers to provide reliable,
secure, and affordable electricity, thereby increasing economic activities in
the area, freeing government resources that can be allocated to poverty
reduction, and facilitating peace and human dignity.

East Asia and Pacific Philippines PPDialogue 562567 Business Enabling The project provides support for the Growth and Investment Climate
Environment Working Group of the Philippine Development Forum. The objective is to
strengthen the existing public-private dialogue mechanism.
East Asia and Pacific Philippines Olongapo Power 26815 Infrastructure The project acts as lead transaction adviser to assist Olongapo City in 1)
structuring a viable public-private partnership transaction for the
rehabilitation, upgrading, management, and expansion of the city-owned
and -operated electricity-distribution system; 2) marketing the project to
potential investors; and 3) conducting a fair, transparent, and competitive
selection process for the project sponsor. The objective is to improve the
delivery of electric-distribution services within the city.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
East Asia and Pacific Philippines PHILIPPINES 560045 Value Addition to The project evaluates the effectiveness and impact of the current corporate
CORPORATE Firms governance scorecard and, pending the findings of the evaluation, will
GOVERNANCE provide support to the Institute of Corporate Directors, based in Manila,
SCORECARD Philippines. The objective is to revise, broaden, and deepen the use of a
corporate governance scorecard, first, in the Philippines, and second, in a
number of countries across the Asian region.

East Asia and Pacific Philippines Philippines Rural 554187 Infrastructure The project is an intervention, with the Association of Mindanaon Rural
Electrification Electric Cooperatives, in the electricity distribution subsector of the
Philippine power industry. Objective are: 1) to help member electric
cooperatives develop business models to operate under private sector
conditions; 2) to improve the regulatory environment to enable the
cooperatives to participate more fully in the regulatory process; and 3) and
to disseminate success stories, models, and tools to help other electric
cooperatives replicate the projects.

East Asia and Pacific Philippines Phils SEF 549585 Access To Finance The project supports implementation of the Philippine government’s
campaigns for national energy efficiency and for climate-change mitigation,
through the creation of a commercial financing market for sustainable
energy projects. The objective is to improve energy security and economic
productivity, and to promote private enterprise in the energy sector.

East Asia and Pacific Timor-Leste Timor Leste Public- 557728 Business Enabling The project is a public-private dialogue in Timor-Leste. The objectives are
Private Dialogue Environment 1) a process for the private and public sectors to identify, prioritize, and
implement initiatives to advance private sector development, and 2)
opportunities for IFC Foreign Investment Advisory Service and other
donors to design and implement reform initiatives to improve the
environment for private sector activity.

East Asia and Pacific Timor-Leste Timor Leste e-booking 550574 Value Addition to The project helps small and medium accommodation businesses in Timor-
implementation Firms Leste develop an e-booking system and marketing network. The objective
is to facilitate access of these businesses to the independent traveler
market.
East Asia and Pacific Tonga Tonga Regulatory 561891 Business Enabling The project assists Tonga in improving performance against Doing
Simplification and Environment Business indicators (for starting a business, dealing with licenses, and
Investment Policy and enforcing contracts) via reforms to streamline regulatory and administrative
Promotion Program processes and foster investment policy and promotion. The objective is to
improve Tonga’s investment climate and increase private sector activity,
and to strengthen the country’s ability to address its own regulatory and
private sector issues.

East Asia and Pacific Vanuatu Vanuatu Regulatory 556685 Business Enabling The project assists with a program of reforms to streamline regulatory and
Simplification and Environment administrative processes and foster investment policy and promotion in
Investment Policy and Vanuatu. The objectives are: 1) to improve Vanuatu’s investment climate
Promotion Project and increase private sector activity, and improve Vanuatu’s performance
against the Doing Business indicators within selected topics; and 2) to
continue to strengthen Vanuatu’s ability to address its own regulatory and
private sector issues through a sustainable process of engaging the private
sector in public policy formulation.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
East Asia and Pacific Vanuatu Air Vanuatu 26227 Infrastructure The project provides advisory services to the government of Vanuatu in
introducing private sector participation in the country’s aviation sector in
the form of privatization of the national airline. Objectives are: 1) to reduce
the fiscal impact on the government; 2) to reduce cost and improve the
frequency of transportation to and around the islands of Vanuatu; and 3) to
have a demonstration effect regarding government capacity to implement
transparent transactions.

East Asia and Pacific Vietnam ATF-VN Capital 561026 Access To Finance The project combines advisory services, investment operations, and World
Market Bank initiatives to introduce international practices, procedures, and
processes to improve the corporate and government bond markets in
Vietnam, strengthen market participants, reduce risk, and implement
broader regulatory initiatives. The objective is to develop the infrastructure
for an efficient capital market.

East Asia and Pacific Vietnam ATF- Vietnam 561593 Access To Finance The project supports reform of the regulatory and institutional framework
Secured Transactions for secured lending in Vietnam, and provides training and awareness
Phase 2 raising for the financial sector. The objective is to improve the legal
environment of the registration process, and to promote lending against
moveable assets.
East Asia and Pacific Vietnam Antara Cold Storage 561366 Infrastructure The project provides advisory services to assist Antara (a Vietnamese
company) and InfraCo in the joint development of a cold-storage facility in
Ho Chi Minh City adjacent to the Lotus Port. The objective is a cold-
storage facility developed and operated in full compliance with IFC
Performance Standards on Social and Environmental Sustainability.

East Asia and Pacific Vietnam Tax Compliance Cost 561307 Business Enabling The project assists with the preparation and results-analysis of a baseline
Survey and Environment survey of tax compliance costs for the World Bank’s Tax Administration
Assessment Modernization Project. The objective is to contribute to the tax knowledge-
management program through the development of a scalable and
replicable survey instrument.
East Asia and Pacific Vietnam SCL-Vietnam Mekong 553046 Value Addition to The project addresses near-source preprocessing of bamboo in the
Bamboo 2 Firms Mekong region of Vietnam—developing a viable, market-driven, integrated
regional bamboo industry sector and demonstrating that the positive
results from the Thanh Hoa pilot can be replicated and significantly scaled
up. The objective is a scaleable rural industrial model, transferring value to
growers, creating viable local businesses, and leading to more widespread
economic transformation.

Latin America & Bolivia Enhancing Benefits of 543645 Environment and The project enhances the commercial viability of four community-based
Caribbean Transierra's Social Sustainability agri-projects (financially assisted by the Indigenous Development Plan's
Indigenous Support Program implemented by Transierra S.A.), demonstrating how
Development Plan long-term business planning can promote sustainable community
development. The objective is to increase the gross sales and net income
of the community-based agri-projects and, indirectly, the net income of
other communities acting as suppliers of raw materials.

Latin America & Brazil Srsp TERRA NOVA 560947 Environment and The project is a feasibility study to assess the commercial viability and
Caribbean Social Sustainability socioeconomic impact of a private sector approach to integrating 1)
services to formalize irregular settlements of poor urban communities and
2) services addressing basic infrastructure and community engagement.
The objective is an informed decision concerning the product development,
scalability, and transfer potential of the business model, plus a detailed
picture of the needs of the communities served.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
Latin America & Brazil BA 093 26967 Infrastructure The project assist the government of Bahia (in the poorest region of Brazil)
Caribbean in structuring and implementing a public-private partnership for a road
system near the capital city of Salvador. The objective is the development
of the state of Bahia and Brazil’s northeast region, and reduction of the
country’s infrastructure bottleneck.
Latin America & Brazil CT R-Bauducco 557825 Environment and The project provides advisory services to help Pandurata Alimentos Ltda.
Caribbean Social Sustainability undertake a cleaner-production audit of its Bonsucesso facility in Brazil.
The objective is to introduce energy efficiency and water-use saving
measures, and potentially to encourage other food sector businesses in
Brazil and neighboring countries to adopt cleaner production practices in
their operations.

Latin America & Brazil Bertin Sustainable 553067 Environment and The project is a pilot to test the effectiveness and impact of a sustainable
Caribbean Supply Chain Social Sustainability cattle-procurement model (including georeferencing, environmental
compliance, and good agricultural practices) on 20 Bertin suppliers for its
slaughterhouse in Maraba, Para, Brazil. The objective is to establish the
project structure, determine the demand for services, and identify the best
methodology to roll out to approximately 500 other Bertin suppliers.

Latin America & Central America IF-Carbon Coffee 561635 Innovation/Global The project develops and tests a system that can be integrated into the
Caribbean Region Fund Projects annual audits of international farm certification programs. The objective is
to verify and monitor carbon storage on coffee farms, especially small
holdings, and to allow coffee farmers to earn additional income by planting
trees and marketing their carbon storage.

Latin America & Central America Affordable Housing 560725 Access To Finance The project assists with a feasibility study and the design of an affordable
Caribbean Region Fund - Central housing fund in Central America. The objective is the creation of such a
America fund.
Latin America & Colombia CT R- Cartones 563107 Environment and The project delivers advisory services to Cartones Americas Group to
Caribbean Social Sustainability undertake a cleaner production audit at its facility in the town of Cali,
Colombia. The objective is introduction of energy-saving measures at its
paper mill in Colombia and, if successful, to encourage replication of
cleaner production practices by its own subsidiaries and other sector
players in Colombia and the region.

Latin America & Colombia TC-2MKT DEV/ABS 558605 Access To Finance The project uses international knowledge of mortgage-backed securities
Caribbean markets to advise Titularizadora Colombiana (a secondary market
company) in developing the secondary mortgage market in Colombia. The
objective is to develop 1) the secondary market for TIPS (a type of
securities issuance), and 2) new asset-backed securities products for the
company to offer in the capital market.

Latin America & Guyana LK:Guyana Gold 548285 Value Addition to The project is a health pilot developed at the request of Guyana Goldfields
Caribbean Firms to address a range of health issues for its workers and the surrounding
community. The objective is to build a business case that improving the
health of Guyana Goldfields’ workers (and the broader community) can
lead to measurable cost savings by reducing the number of work days lost
to illnesses and by reducing illness-related expenses.

Latin America & Haiti Haiti PSP Airprt 26252 Infrastructure The project assists the government of Haiti in the concession of the airport
Caribbean of Port-au-Prince, with an option to privatize another regional airport. The
objective is to reinforce the logistics chain of the country and limit budget
funding in the airport sector.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
Latin America & Haiti Haiti TELECO 26250 Infrastructure The project assists the Haitian government in structuring and implementing
Caribbean the privatization of the state-owned fixed-line telecom operator TELECO.
The objective is to contribute to Haiti's development during the current
climate of improved security, political stability, and international support.

Latin America & Honduras Ficohsa TA 561589 Access To Finance The project provides advisory services to Ficohsa, a locally owned bank
Caribbean that recently entered the housing and MSME segments in Honduras. The
objective is to strengthen the bank’s business model in the areas of risk
management, market segmentation and product design, credit
methodologies for each segment, MIS reporting functionality, and
corporate governance—ultimately helping to expand access to financial
services for low-income households and small businesses.

Latin America & Honduras Banco Popular TA 550645 Access To Finance The project provides advisory services to foster development of the
Caribbean microfinance sector in Honduras, introducing international best practices.
The objective is to provide sustainable access to financial services to an
underserved sector.
Latin America & Jamaica PSP Air Jamaica 26808 Infrastructure The project assists the Jamaican government in restructuring and
Caribbean privatizing the state-owned national airline company Air Jamaica. The
objective is to contribute to Jamaica's development and the private sector
focus of the new government, and to participate in the restructuring of the
Caribbean airline sector, a clear infrastructure regional priority.

Latin America & Latin America GTFP LACADVISORY 561406 Access To Finance The project implements a skills-enhancement program on trade finance
Caribbean Region operations for bank staff in Haiti, Nicaragua, and the Caribbean Islands.
The objective is to broaden the reach of the IFC Global Trade Finance
Program and improve the capacity of local institutions to provide much
needed skills development to bank professionals.

Latin America & Mexico Yucatan Health 27254 Infrastructure The project implements public-private partnerships in Yucatan State,
Caribbean Mexico. The objective is to improve health care for public patients in the
state.
Latin America & Mexico Progresemos 561306 Access To Finance The project assists Progresemos in strengthening its business model by
Caribbean implementing sound credit methodologies and internal controls, as well as
efficient operating processes, including those of its microfinance institution
partners. The objective is to positively affect approximately 185,800 people
from the lowest-income segment in the frontier regions of the southern
states of Mexico.

Latin America & Mexico Business Regulation 560850 Business Enabling The project works with the State of Mexico and five of its municipalities to
Caribbean Simplification in the Environment streamline regulatory procedures and administrative inspections. The
State of Mexico objective is to reduce the costs of compliance for the private sector by 30
percent and to reduce the number of days required to obtain a business
license and to obtain a construction permit, thereby encouraging more
businesses to enter the formal economy.

Latin America & Mexico SRsp PetstarAS - 554907 Environment and The project supports the design of Petstar S.A. de C.V.’s Social
Caribbean Social Responsibility Social Sustainability Responsibility project. The objective is to ensure the project’s financial and
Program social sustainability, and to assess its potential for replicability and
scalability.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
Latin America & Mexico Mexico Hosp PPP 26388 Infrastructure The project provides assistance to ISSEMyM, the State of Mexico health
Caribbean insurer. The objective is to implement one or more public-private
partnership transactions for two new hospitals and an oncology center.

Latin America & Mexico Microcred Mex TA 550005 Access To Finance The project enables MicroCred Mexico (the first microfinance institution
Caribbean created as part of the MicroCred Network) to accelerate expansion of
financial services and building of local capacity within the institution, and to
serve as a training and knowledge-sharing center for future staff of
companies in the network. Objectives include financial sector development,
improved financial infrastructure, capacity building, poverty reduction, and
replication and demonstration effects.

Latin America & Mexico Mexico Business 548505 Business Enabling The project assists the government of Mexico in assessing the potential of
Caribbean Process Outsourcing Environment the information technology and information technology enabled services
Study (IT/ITES) industry in Mexico, and provides advice on strategic options to
further promote this industry. The objective is to identify strategies,
initiatives, and investments needed to position Mexico as a leading player
in the global IT/ITES industry, and also to help the World Bank disseminate
the benefits of such an approach in other countries looking for feasible
alternatives for economic growth.

Latin America & Paraguay El Comercio MSME 561927 Access To Finance The project supports the expansion strategy of El Comercio, a medium-
Caribbean Expansion size Paraguayan finance company with a strong focus on microenterprise
clients in rural areas. The objectives are for El Comercio to: 1) offer a
broader range of services through its subcontracted network of remittances
agents across the country, where financial services are limited due to the
lack of infrastructure and limited market size; and 2) manage rapid growth
in a highly competitive market environment through improved operating
efficiency and risk management practices.

Latin America & Peru CT R - Viru SA 561489 Environment and The project provides advisory services to allow Sociedad Agricola Viru (a
Caribbean Social Sustainability leading Peruvian producer and exporter of canned asparagus, pepper, and
artichokes) to design an eco-efficient integrated pest and disease
management program, and to undertake a cleaner production audit of its
existing operations in Peru. The objective is an alternative approach to the
use of chemical pesticides, and possible replication by other producers in
the region, ultimately resulting in reduction of pollution and increased
profitability.

Latin America & Peru Promoting the Efficient 561317 Environment and The project helps officers of the regional government of Tumbes improve
Caribbean Use of Oil Royalties in Social Sustainability their ability to manage the investment of oil royalties derived from recent
the Regional business activities. The objective is for these royalties to be used to
Government of support local development and improve local services and infrastructure.
Tumbes

Latin America & Peru Edpyme Confianza 557026 Access To Finance The project supports the transformation of Confianza from a non-deposit-
Caribbean Transformation into taking regulated financial institution into a finance company. The objective
Finance Company is for Confianza to increase its outreach and sustainability (incorporating
thousands of new microenterprises into the formal financial market)
through the implementation of a savings product and the strengthening of
its risk management unit.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
Latin America & Peru Supporting Edpyme 556586 Access To Finance The project supports the transformation of Edyficar from a non-deposit-
Caribbean Edyficar taking financial intermediary into a finance company. The objective is to
transformation into a enable Edyficar to receive deposits and funding from public and capital
Financial Co. markets, to expand the offerings of deposit- and credit-oriented products
and services nationwide, and to increase the number of microenterprises
served by Edyficar.

Latin America & Peru MSME AmerLeasing 559447 Access To Finance The project partners with America Leasing, an independent Peruvian
Caribbean leasing company, to develop an operating lease product. The objective is
to provide greater access to long-term financing in underserved regions of
Peru and to introduce new leasing products into the Peruvian market.

Latin America & Saint Lucia Bank of St Lucia 562708 Access To Finance The project delivers advisory services to Bank of St Lucia to build the
Caribbean bank’s understanding of the SME segment as a means of developing its
SME strategy. The objective is to expand the services the bank provides to
local SMEs, as measured by an increase in percentage of SME clients and
by an increase in the number of financial products per SME client.

Latin America & Saint Lucia St. Lucia Water 26377 Infrastructure The project implements a public-private partnership transaction in the
Caribbean Water and Sewerage Company of Saint Lucia. The objective is to
recapitalize the water company, and to improve overall operating efficiency
and level of service.
Latin America & Uruguay Small Milk Producers' 558465 Value Addition to The project works with small milk producers affiliated with Conaprole to
Caribbean Supplier Development Firms improve milk productivity and quality through better nutrition of cattle. The
Program - objective is to increase the net income of these milk producers through
CONAPROLE improved feed (grass and sorghum) productivity.

Middle East and Algeria Credit Registry - 561069 Access To Finance The project assists the Central Bank of Algeria with development of a
North Africa Algeria credit registry to maintain credit information on borrowers, including
consumers, SMEs, and corporations. The objective is to improve the
bank’s capacity and to help financial intermediaries to mitigate credit risks
by reducing the information asymmetries of borrowers, and thus to
increase access to finance based on “reputational”—rather than just
physical—collateral.

Middle East and Algeria Enhancing Services to 552145 Value Addition to The project partners with Fertail (the largest fertilizer company in Algeria)
North Africa Small and Medium- Firms to support the adoption of fertilizer best practices through enhanced
sized Farmers in service delivery to small and medium farmers. The objective is to help the
Algeria farmers increase productivity through the application of best practices in
the use of fertilizers, and thus to improve their revenues.

Middle East and Egypt Business Start-up 561596 Business Enabling The project—the second phase of an intervention to streamline and
North Africa Simplification Project, Environment simplify business start-up procedures in Alexandria, Egypt—rolls out a
Egypt, Phase 2 package of policy reforms at the national level. The objective is to
contribute to increased private sector investment, and increased job
creation and income opportunities in the formal sector.
Middle East and Egypt Highway Study 561669 Infrastructure The project assists the government of Egypt in identifying and prioritizing
North Africa highway infrastructure projects that can be carried out under concession
by the private sector in a public-private partnership. The objective is to
increase private sector investment in the Egyptian transport sector.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
Middle East and Egypt iScore Egypt 2 553805 Access To Finance The project provides expert advice during the implementation phase of
North Africa iScore, Egypt's first private credit bureau. The objective is more efficient
financial intermediation, which will support private sector development,
expand access to finance, and support the growth of MSMEs.

Middle East and Egypt PPP TA 556827 Infrastructure The project provides capacity-building assistance to the government of
North Africa Egypt. The objective is to undertake public-private partnership projects and
to develop the institutional, legal, and regulatory framework to support
them.
Middle East and Egypt Cairo-Alexandria- 559966 Infrastructure The project serves as transaction adviser to Egypt’s Ministry of Transport
North Africa Marsa Matrouh for public-private partnerships in the rehabilitation and expansion of the
Technical Studies Cairo-Alexandria toll road into a freeway. The objective is to expand the
capacity and improve the services of the transportation link between
Egypt’s most populous cities, thereby providing adequate infrastructure to
support growth in tourism and transportation of goods and people.

Middle East and Lebanon CB Lebanon 553809 Access To Finance The project supports the emergence of a private credit bureau industry in
North Africa Lebanon, beginning with a feasibility study to identify constraints and
opportunities, and to determine optimal next steps. The objective is to
improve the ability of financial institutions to manage underwriting and
portfolio risk, thereby enabling them to increase access to finance,
especially to MSMEs.

Middle East and Lebanon Kafalat 2 561638 Access To Finance The project provides assistance to Kafalat (the Lebanese company that
North Africa provides guarantees for SMEs to access bank loans) to develop its
outreach and reinforce its capacity, through internal process
improvements, HR organization and training, communications strategy, IT,
risk management, and impact monitoring. The objective is to facilitate
access to finance for entrepreneurs in Lebanon, a critical step in the
reconstruction of the country.

Middle East and Lebanon Lebanon IPP 554078 Infrastructure The project provides transaction advisory assistance to the government of
North Africa Lebanon to introduce private sector participation in the power sector for a
new independent power producer plant and the concessioning of an
existing power plant. The objective is to improve access to and reliability of
the country’s electricity supply, reduce governmental subsidies, and lower
electricity production costs.

Middle East and MENA Region Corporate 555108 Value Addition to The project helps strengthen the role of the financial media in covering
North Africa Governance Financial Firms corporate governance (CG) issues, by supporting the media’s efforts to
Press Workshop raise awareness of CG among the business community, and to practice
investigative reporting on positive and negative CG cases in the MENA
region. The objective is to build sustainable businesses in the region
through improved CG, leading to enhanced operational efficiency, and to
access to financing and investment at competitive rates.

Middle East and MENA Region MENA CGAs: Building 538930 Value Addition to The project conducts corporate governance assessments or reviews
North Africa the CG Business Firms (CGA/Rs) for 7–10 banks and companies in the MENA region, and builds
Case Project capacity of local consulting firms and private equity funds via one-week
training courses on conducting CGA/Rs. The objective is for the companies
selected for CGA/R to serve as role models, thereby ultimately improving
corporate governance practices, performance, and investment in about 75
organizations across the region.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
Middle East and MENA Region ACRI - IFC/AMF 561331 Access To Finance The project partners with the Arab Monetary Fund to assess credit
North Africa information infrastructures in the Arab countries of Northern Africa and the
Middle East—to identify strategies and action plans to improve efficiency
and to facilitate establishment of enabling business and regulatory
environments. The objective is to harmonize credit reporting systems
throughout the region with international best practices, ultimately
supporting private sector development, access to finance, and the growth
of MSMEs.

Middle East and MENA Region Corporate 538937 Value Addition to The project 1) helps banks and companies in the MENA region implement
North Africa Governance Training Firms corporate governance (CG) frameworks, policies and procedures, and
for Bank and practices in line with international principles; and 2) builds sustainable
Corporate Directors capacity of local organizations and institutions to implement CG curricula
for current and future business leaders. The objective is sustainable
businesses—with improved access to external financing, lower cost of
capital, better performance through improved strategic decision-making
and managerial oversight, and strong relationships with key stakeholders—
leading to greater investment, higher growth, and more employment
opportunities in the region.

Middle East and Morocco Business Registration 557046 Business Enabling The project provides support to the government of Morocco, working with
North Africa Simplification in Environment the Regional Investment Center of Casablanca and the private sector, to
Casablanca simplify business registration. Objective are 1) the simplification and further
automation of business registration processes, and 2) an investment
promotion strategy devised by local authorities and the private sector.

Middle East and Morocco Morocco ADR 558666 Business Enabling The project supports the institutionalization in Morocco of commercial
North Africa Environment mediation to release private sector assets held up in lengthy court litigation
procedures. The objective is to reduce the direct and indirect costs of
commercial dispute resolution over a period of 18 months, thereby allowing
businesses in Morocco more efficient and less expensive access to justice.

Middle East and Morocco Al Amana TA 555527 Access To Finance The project assesses the institutional preparedness of Al Amana (the
North Africa largest microfinance institution in Morocco) for transformation to a
regulated financial institution, including a comprehensive analysis of
preparedness, and recommendations for necessary changes. The
objective is to prepare Al Amana for the transformation.
Middle East and Pakistan Sustainable Finance 557485 Access To Finance The project responds to a request from the State Bank of Pakistan and
North Africa Pakistan Pakistan Banks Association for support in the development of a
sustainability policy framework and reporting requirements for banks—and
the establishment of guidelines and capacity to help the banking sector
implement the framework. The objective is capacity building and a
sustainability management framework for the banking sector in Pakistan.

Middle East and Pakistan GTFP E-Learning 561486 Access To Finance A complement to the Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP), the project is
North Africa Pakistan a pilot training program on trade finance operations, using an innovative
electronic platform to deliver the training, with Bangladesh as the lead
country. Objectives are: 1) to broaden the reach of the GTFP, allowing
bankers in emerging and frontier country financial markets to access world
class training; 2) to improve the capacity of local institutions to provide
training on a long-term, sustainable basis; and 3) to benefit intraregional
(South-South) import and export transactions.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
Middle East and Pakistan Housing Finance 537056 Access To Finance The project provides mortgage training to bankers in Pakistan to enhance
North Africa Training Pakistan the capacity of banks in addressing the country’s growing demand for
housing finance. The objective is to expand access to housing finance,
measurable through an increase in mortgage debt as a percentage of the
country's GDP.
Middle East and Saudi Arabia Saudi Airports 26776 Infrastructure The three-part project provides advisory services to the General Authority
North Africa for Civil Aviation of Saudi Arabia for private sector participation
development of three “airport cities” in Jeddah, Ryadh, and Dammam. The
objective is to upgrade the airport infrastructure facilities to make better
use of the land within the airport boundaries, increase the commercial
value of their operations, create economic activity, improve employment
opportunities, and upgrade the quality of services.

Middle East and Syrian Arab Aga Khan Agency for 561595 Access To Finance The project provides capacity building (including a loan officer training
North Africa Republic Microfinance - Syria program and support for product development) to Aga Khan Agency for
Microfinance, the largest microfinance institution in Syria. The objective is
to strengthen the institution’s systems and operational efficiency, and
increase its product range, to further its transformation into the First
Microfinance Bank.

Middle East and Tunisia Tunisia 561087 Business Enabling The project assists the government of Tunisia through training of key
North Africa competitiveness Environment government officials. The objective is to improve the competitiveness of a
few of the country’s key industries.
Middle East and West Bank and West Bank and Gaza 561308 Access To Finance The project assists in the development of the leasing sector in West Bank
North Africa Gaza Leasing Development and Gaza through creation of enabling legislation and awareness-raising
and capacity-building activities to select financial institutions. The objective
is to improve access to finance for MSMEs.
Middle East and Yemen, Republic Yemen IPPs 562748 Infrastructure The project provides transaction advisory assistance to the government of
North Africa of Yemen to introduce private sector participation in the power sector to
structure and implement a new gas-fired independent power-generation
plant. The objective is to increase private sector investment in the country’s
power sector, reduce the burden on the public budget, and increase the
supply of reliable and sustainable power.

Middle East and Yemen, Republic Yemen Investment 560846 Business Enabling The multiyear, multicomponent, multiphase project assists the government
North Africa of Generation Program Environment of Yemen in making lasting improvements to the country’s overall
2008-2011 investment climate. The objective is to attract investments in specific
industries and zones to replace the rapidly dwindling oil reserves and
revenue, thereby supporting national development and economic growth.

Middle East and Yemen, Republic Safe Motherhood 559785 Infrastructure The project provides funding and advisory services to improve the safety of
North Africa of Program child deliveries for low-income households in Yemen. The objectives are:
1) to provide quality maternal care to eligible women in targeted districts in
Sana'a during the first year and to include other districts to the extent
possible in the following years; and 2) to design and implement a model
that provides key lessons and effectively demonstrates how Yemeni public
policy on maternal and child care can integrate with private health care
provision.

Middle East and Yemen, Republic Yemen Leased Asset 561528 Access To Finance The project assists Yemen’s Ministry of Industry and Trade with
North Africa of Registry establishment of a modern and effective leased-asset registry. The
objective is to improve secured financing systems in Yemen, particularly
access to lease financing, thus mitigating creditors’ risks associated with
providing lease finance.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
Middle East and Yemen, Republic DB YEMEN 561166 Business Enabling The project is a small-scale intervention to help the government of Yemen
North Africa of Environment better understand the Doing Business report and respond to it with a more
targeted effort to reform its administrative and legal environment. The
objective is to strengthen the country’s capacity to identify and enforce
short- and medium-term BEE reforms, and to improve Yemen’s ranking in
subsequent Doing Business reports.

Middle East and Yemen, Republic Yemen Tax 560926 Business Enabling The project provides advisory services to support the efforts of Yemen’s
North Africa of Simplification Rollout 1 Environment Tax Authority and Ministry of Finance to improve the business enabling
environment. The objective is a simplified tax policy that is more accessible
and less costly to entrepreneurs, easier for authorities to administer, more
equitable, and less vulnerable to corruption.

Middle East and Yemen, Republic Yemen Mining-Inv 557605 Business Enabling The project improves the information systems at Yemen’s Geological
North Africa of Environment Survey and Mineral Resources Board. The objective is to attract private
investment into the Yemeni mining sector.
Middle East and Yemen, Republic Yemen MF 558785 Access To Finance The project conducts a market study of the microfinance segment in
North Africa of Yemen, potentially leading to the creation of a privately owned and
commercially viable microfinance institution there. The objective is to
improve access to microfinance services for people so far excluded from
the formal financial sector, estimated to be about 200,000 entrepreneurs.

South Asia Bangladesh GTFP-Bangladesh 563736 Access To Finance The project is a five-day trade-financing training in Dhaka, Bangladesh, for
supervisors or heads of operations from 10–15 banks in Bangladesh,
Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and Nepal. The objective is to enhance the
international trade finance skills of the banks’ trade department employees.

South Asia Bangladesh BICF Institutional 555689 Business Enabling The project works with stakeholders who will remain in place beyond the
Strengthening Environment current government’s tenure (for example, the permanent bureaucracy,
Component private sector, media, and political parties) to increase local capacity to
understand, advocate, implement, and monitor needed reforms. The
objective is a shift in mindset and attitude, increased competencies, and
broad support for investment climate reform—to ensure that the current
momentum of the reform process will continue after a new government is
established.

South Asia Bangladesh Environmental Risk 555786 Environment and The project is the first phase of a larger program working with the
Management Policy Social Sustainability Bangladesh Bank. Objectives are: 1) an environmental risk management
and Tools for FIs guideline for local financial intermediaries; 2) increased awareness of
environmental risk issues among relevant stakeholders; and 3) an
understanding the needs of the financial sector in the area of
environmental risk management.

South Asia Bangladesh GTFP-E Learning 561386 Access To Finance A complement to the Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP), the project is
Bangladesh a pilot training program on trade finance operations, using an innovative
electronic platform to deliver the training, with Bangladesh as the lead
country. Objectives are: 1) to broaden the reach of the GTFP, allowing
bankers in emerging and frontier country financial markets to access world
class training; 2) to improve the capacity of local institutions to provide
training on a long-term, sustainable basis; and 3) to benefit intraregional
(South-South) import and export transactions.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
South Asia Bangladesh BICF-Regulatory 555688 Business Enabling The project is the regulatory-reforms component of the Bangladesh
Reform Component Environment Investment Climate Fund program to institute more business-friendly
policies, laws, and regulations, and to strengthen the institutions and civil
servants who implement them. The objective is to reduce the number and
costs of business regulation, institute an accessible electronic regulatory
registry, enact a new competition law, and improve investment promotion
and facilitation capacity—and to ensure that women benefit from the
proposed interventions.

South Asia Bangladesh Bangladesh 555686 Business Enabling The project is the first phase of a program to help Bangladesh transition
Investment Climate Environment from public to private industrial parks and zones, run on commercial
Fund - Economic principles, with the private sector playing the dominant role in their
Zones component development and management. The objective is to introduce new models
characterized by public-private arrangements and high standards of
environmental and social compliance, and to lay the groundwork for bolder
changes.

South Asia India Yes Bank - 561190 Access To Finance The project assists YES Bank (a full-service Indian commercial bank
Microfinance mainly serving large enterprises and individuals with high net worth) in
Implementation By downscaling its operations by developing products and services for
Accion microenterprises and low-income individuals. The objective is to support
the sustainable and commercially viable expansion of microfinance
services in India.

South Asia India MUIDC 26828 Infrastructure The project assists the government of Maharashtra in defining the
institutional role of the Maharashtra Urban Infrastructure Development
Corporation (MUIDC), and in identifying potential revenue sources for it
and suggesting models for its organizational, governance, and capital
structure. The objective is a business plan for MUIDC that will allow it to
serve as a catalyst and facilitator for designing and implementing
infrastructure projects on a public-private partnership basis.

South Asia India Maha Irrigation 26873 Infrastructure The project provides transaction advisory assistance to the government of
Maharashtra for promotion and operation of irrigation projects, including
public-private partnerships. The objective is to complete one or two
ongoing irrigation projects through private sector participation on a pilot
basis.
South Asia India Infrastructure 26744 Infrastructure The two-year project provides transaction advisory services and capacity-
Corporation of Andhra building support to Infrastructure Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Ltd, and
Pradesh - PPP acts as lead adviser for implementation of several public-private
Advisory Assistance partnership (PPP) transactions. The objective is to increase the pace of
infrastructure development through PPP projects in the State of Andhra
Pradesh.

South Asia India INCAP Coast Road 27003 Infrastructure The project provides transaction advisory services and capacity-building
support to Infrastructure Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Ltd (INCAP) to
develop key road stretches on a public-private partnership (PPP) basis.
Objectives include: 1) rehabilitating and expanding strategic road
infrastructure; 2) avoiding or reducing the fiscal burden of building new
infrastructure; and 3) putting in place a transaction structure that assures
sustainability of this and similar future PPP projects.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
South Asia India Subnational Doing 562428 Business Enabling The project measures 7 Doing Business indicators in 17 Indian cities and
Business in India Environment states—engaging public and private sectors in the benchmarking process,
encouraging competition to improve the investment climate, using the
media appeal of Doing Business indicators to deepen the policy dialogue,
identifying local best practices that can be replicated, and monitoring and
evaluating progress. The objective is to reduce administrative barriers to
starting and operating a business in India, which in turn will increase
investment and employment and reduce informality.

South Asia India CT R-APPM 557285 Environment and The project provides advisory services to help the Andhra Paper Mills
Social Sustainability (APPM) with a cleaner production audit at the APPM and Coastal Paper
units in Rajahmundry, India. The objective is to introduce energy
efficiencies and water-use saving measures at the company’s
manufacturing operations in India, and potentially to encourage other pulp
and paper mills to adopt cleaner production practices in India and the
region.

South Asia India Agri-Linkages in South 560849 Value Addition to The project examines the development of 4 to 6 linkage projects in India.
Asia Firms The objective are to add value to investment clients, to gain a better
understanding of the agribusiness supply chain in India, to identify sector
issues that could be addressed by IFC, and to design 1 or 2 linkage
projects for full-scale implementation in the next 12 months.

South Asia India BIHAR Sector-Specific 561009 Business Enabling The project provides advisory services to assist the government of Bihar in
Investment Climate Environment improving the investment climate, particularly in the agribusiness and
Reforms (Agribusiness tourism sectors. The objective is to remove the regulatory and
and Tourism) nonregulatory constraints that adversely affect the growth of these sectors,
and of the private sector in general.
South Asia India IF-Sust. Housing 561636 Innovation/Global The project addresses sustainable finance in housing in India. The
Fund Projects objective is to test the market viability of sustainable planning and
construction features in housing models designed for lower-income
households in urban India.
South Asia India Health Care in 2nd 558905 Infrastructure The two-part project 1) surveys private health care providers in tier-two
Tier Cities and Rural cities and rural India to identify these providers and their expansion viability
India and to determine future increase in demand to serve populations with
income of less than $5 per day; and 2) helps providers that are eligible for
expansion by developing tailored business plans to secure access to
finance. The objective is more affordable and accessible health care for a
broader spectrum of the population beyond the major tier-one cities.

South Asia India INDIA CG Technical 552127 Value Addition to The project provides advisory support for corporate governance reform in
Assistance Firms India. Objectives are to build momentum for reform, to improve corporate
boards, to build media capacity for investigating and reporting on corporate
governance issues, and to raise public awareness of the rights and
responsibilities of shareholders and appropriate goals and modalities of
shareholder activism.

South Asia India JK Paper 557249 Environment and The project provides advisory services to JK Paper Ltd., an Indian
Social Sustainability company, as it undertakes a cleaner production audit of its existing paper
mill operations at Rayagada and Sonagarh. The objective is to introduce
energy efficiencies and water-saving measures at these manufacturing
operations, and possibly encourage other pulp and paper mills to adopt
cleaner production practices in India and the region.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
South Asia Maldives Performance Based 561796 Access To Finance The performance-based project provides advisory services for HDFC
AS for HDFC Maldives Maldives, the only specialized financial institution in a country where
developing the housing sector is a social priority. The objective is to
enhance the bank’s internal capacity, systems, and procedures to operate
as an effective housing finance institution post privatization, and to help it
play a leading role in the housing sector in Maldives, in particular in the
lower-income segment.

South Asia Maldives SME Linkages - 554686 Value Addition to The project provides advisory services to establish linkages in the tourism
Maldives Phase 1 Firms sector of Maldives with the local economy. The objective is to increase
entrepreneurs’ sales by establishing contacts with larger resorts, and to
build the capacities of existing and new hospitality-industry training
centers.
South Asia Nepal Nepal Investment 557305 Business Enabling The project assists the government of Nepal in addressing regulatory
Climate Reform Environment impediments to private sector development via such means as an effective
Program legal framework for special economic zones and participation of the private
sector in the reform process. Objectives include improving the country’s
investment climate, attracting private investment as a source of new
employment and income opportunities, increasing availability of credit for
SMEs, and strengthening the government’s capacity to introduce,
measure, and scale up private sector-friendly reforms.

South Asia Nepal TA for Nepal-ATF 554927 Access To Finance The project assists banks and nonbank financial institutions in Nepal with
downscaling, improving the range and quality of products and services,
increasing lending capacity through institutional strengthening,
understanding and serving the SME market, linking to foreign investors,
and implementing IFC global best practices on SME banking. The
objective is to improve access to financing for SMEs in Nepal, and to
develop the country’s financial sector.

South Asia Southern Asia SAIF TAs 563968 Infrastructure The two-year project includes 4–6 advisory services activities to assist with
Region sector assessments where public-private partnership (PPP) activities have
been limited and where private sector financing interest is emerging. The
objective is to initiate dialogue with government entities to help them
structure better PPPs in these sectors.
South Asia Southern Asia CG Raising 559165 Value Addition to As the implementation phase of an ongoing effort, the project provides
Region Awareness and Firms advisory services on corporate governance in Maldives. The objective is to
Implementation in the build understanding and awareness of the national corporate governance
Maldives code and to facilitate its implementation.
South Asia Sri Lanka Southern Sri 562407 Access To Finance The three-year project provides advisory services to partner financial
Lanka(A2F) institutions (PFIs) in five districts in the Southern region of Sri Lanka to
improve their capacity to provide financial services to SMEs. Objectives
include: 1) increased, efficient access to finance for SMEs; 2) improvement
in PFIs’ nonperforming advances, such as bad loans; and 3) direct and
indirect benefit to some 22,000 individuals in the five districts.

South Asia Sri Lanka Dialog Distributor 558625 Value Addition to Linked to an IFC investment in Dialog (a subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia),
Retailer Community Firms the project uses such products as SME Toolkit and Business Edge to help
Network Developmet Dialog expand beyond mobile telephony. The objective is to increase the
Project revenues of participating Dialog retailers by improving business skills and
increasing access to finance.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
Southern Europe and Albania Port of Durres 26425 Infrastructure The project advises the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Energy and the
Central Asia Ministry of Transport of Albania in introducing private sector participation in
the container terminal at the Port of Durres. The objective is to promote the
flow of containerized goods into the country and to increase the port's
competitiveness in the region in an effort to promote Albania's international
trade and economic growth.

Southern Europe and Azerbaijan CA HMSME - HF to 563787 Access To Finance The project, a component of a regional (Central Asia) program, provides
Central Asia banks in Azerbaijan advisory services to two (and possibly up to four) commercial banks in
Azerbaijan. The objective is to strengthen the banks’ housing-finance
operations, potentially helping some 3,000 people gain access to home
financing.
Southern Europe and Azerbaijan Microfinance Bank of 558285 Value Addition to The project 1) leverages BP and IFC investment in Azerbaijan to provide
Central Asia Azerbaijan/Supplier Firms financial support to SMEs that are BP’s suppliers, improving access to
Finance Facility finance through a dedicated supplier finance facility (SFF); and 2) supports
Project the expansion of Microfinance Bank of Azerbaijan to increase lending to
SMEs in three of the country’s rural areas closest to the Baku-Tbilisi-
Ceyhan pipeline. Objectives are: 1) to ensure proper functioning of SFF
and disbursement of its funds; and 2) to oversee expansion of access to
finance for micro and small enterprises in the Ganja, Mingechevir, and
Gazakh regions of Azerbaijan.

Southern Europe and Azerbaijan Energy Efficiency 558386 Environment and Part of a broader survey program, the project assesses existing energy
Central Asia Survey in Azerbaijan Social Sustainability efficiency (EE) market conditions and promotes EE financing in Azerbaijan.
The objective is to create among local Azeri banks an awareness of EE
financing and a willingness to pursue such financing with local SMEs.

Southern Europe and Azerbaijan Support to Pre- 559445 Access To Finance The project supports the pre-privatization process of Azerbaijan Mortgage
Central Asia Privatisation of Fund. The objective is to support the fund’s role as a liquidity facility of the
Azerbaijan Mortgage housing finance market of Azerbaijan.
Fund
Southern Europe and Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Corporate 560627 Value Addition to The project—jointly undertaken by the Azerbaijan Corporate Governance
Central Asia Governance Law Firms Project, Azerbaijan Business Enabling Environment Project, and the Doing
Assistance Business team—responds to a request from the Ministry of Economic
Development of Azerbaijan for assistance in improving legislation related
to joint stock companies. The objective is new legislation to improve
investor protection and shareholders' rights, and a subsequent increase in
foreign investment and economic growth in the country.

Southern Europe and Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Business 558445 Business Enabling In partnership with Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Economic Development, the
Central Asia Enabling Environment Environment project addresses 1) simplification of the regulatory environment, 2)
monitoring of the business environment via surveys of SMEs, and 3)
increasing entrepreneurs’ awareness of legal issues. The objective is to
improve the business climate in Azerbaijan by streamlining select
administrative procedures, thereby removing key regulatory barriers to
business entry and operations.

Southern Europe and Bosnia and WWB TA for Mi Bospo 559505 Access To Finance The project provides advisory services to support the formalization and
Central Asia Herzegovina Transformation in transformation of Mi-Bospo (Women’s World Banking network affiliate in
Bosnia Bosnia and Herzegovina) from an NGO to a microfinance company. The
objective is to increase commercialization of Mi-Bospo and its integration
into the formal financial sector, and to increase its access to commercial
funds, and therefore its outreach and sustainability.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
Southern Europe and Bosnia and Nova Banka TA 546045 Access To Finance The project complements an IFC equity investment by providing advisory
Central Asia Herzegovina services to Nova Banka in Bosnia and Herzegovina, covering commercial
entities, retail banking, and accounting and management information
systems. The objective is to increase access to financial services for
MSMEs and households in Southern Europe and Central Asia.

Southern Europe and Central Asia Central Asia 561974 Infrastructure The project is an advisory mapping exercise to identify opportunities for
Central Asia Region Infrastructure IFC to provide infrastructure advisory services and possible investment in
Development the Central Asia region. The objective is to identify potential public-private
partnership mandates and scale-up opportunities in the region, and to set
up a private enterprise partnership infrastructure advisory facility similar to
PEP-SEI.

Southern Europe and Kazakhstan Advisory Services to 559965 Access To Finance The project complements IFC investment in KazMicroFinance Ltd (KMF)
Central Asia KazMicroFinance I with advisory services to develop a transformation plan and bring KMF’s
corporate governance policies into alignment with international standards.
The objective is for KMF to become a licensed commercial bank by the
end of 2009 and to increase its portfolio by 300 percent over the next 5
years.

Southern Europe and Kazakhstan LuMir Technical 555065 Value Addition to The project provides advisory services to Technopole LLP, a second-tier
Central Asia Assistance Firms furniture retailer in Kazakhstan, in implementing best practices in supply-
chain management and visual merchandising. The objective is for the
company to achieve higher revenues and profitability through adoption of
international standards in logistics and merchandising, and improvement in
working capital position, inventory management, and customer satisfaction
—and to have positive demonstration and spillover effects on the Kazakh
furniture retail sector as a whole.

Southern Europe and Kyrgyz Republic Kyrgyzstan Business 561496 Business Enabling The project assists the government of the Kyrgyz Republic with: 1)
Central Asia Enabling Environment Environment reducing the regulatory burden to business via simplification initiatives; 2)
- inspections, permits, improving entrepreneurs’ knowledge of regulatory processes by conducting
tax administration outreach work to the private sector; and 3) monitoring and assessing the
business environment through surveys of the private sector. The objective
is to improve the country’s business climate, including cost savings to the
private sector.

Southern Europe and Montenegro Montenegro Sub- 562267 Business Enabling The project draws on the information technology, procedures, and lessons
Central Asia national Environment of the Bosnia and Serbia subnational competitiveness projects to help
Competitiveness Montenegro increase private investment and the competitiveness of
selected localities—by simplifying business regulations for permits,
licenses, and inspections, and increasing transparency of their
implementation; and by measuring the performance of localities.
Objectives include reducing the cost and risk of doing business at the
subnational level, informing investors about the localities, and stimulating
competition among localities.

Southern Europe and Montenegro ISTR Montenegro 560765 Value Addition to The project 1) helps targeted private sector companies in Montenegro to
Central Asia Firms implement international standards and certification, 2) broadens
awareness of standards and technical regulations, and 3) provides training
to improve export growth. The objective is to increase the sales of targeted
private sector firms by a total of $6 million through implementation of
standards and certification that will enable companies to expand existing
markets and acquire new ones.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
Southern Europe and Montenegro ADR Monte 559485 Business Enabling The project provides advisory services to assist in the establishment of an
Central Asia Environment efficient mediation system of enforcing commercial contracts in
Montenegro and throughout the region of the Western Balkans. The
objective is to support court reform through alternative procedures that
enable quicker, cheaper, and better access to justice for groups and
individuals.

Southern Europe and Montenegro CG MNE 559468 Value Addition to The project assists companies in Montenegro with corporate governance
Central Asia Firms issues, helping to build the capacities of key stakeholders (board
members, management, shareholders) and raise public awareness of the
benefits of good corporate governance and the rights of shareholders.
Objectives include improved ability of joint stock companies to access
finance, heightened company discipline and transparency, and enhanced
public trust in the business environment, resulting in increased investment
in publicly traded firms.

Southern Europe and Southern Europe Balkan Hotel Market 561788 Value Addition to The project assists the hotel sector in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Central Asia Region Access Program Firms and Montenegro through the introduction of new travel products, such as
online booking, to improve the local tourist companies’ quality of services
and increase of the number of independent travelers visiting the region.
The objective is to contribute to opening the Balkan region to the lucrative
independent-travelers market.

Southern Europe and Southern Europe Environmental friendly 561332 Environment and The project conducts an assessment to identify the main benefits of IFC’s
Central Asia Region and Social Social Sustainability Recycling Linkages Program. The objectives are: 1) to find opportunities
Sustainable Waste for IFC to replicate and scale up activities from the program; and 2) to
Management disseminate information on benefits and best practices to all stakeholders
in four countries in Southern Europe to improve their overall performance
in waste management.

Southern Europe and Southern Europe Energy Efficiency 550626 Access To Finance The project combines investment and advisory services to stimulate
Central Asia Region Advisory Services Sustainable Energy investments in the Balkans, using financial institutions
programme as intermediaries to provide financing of energy efficiency (EE) and
renewable energy investments. Objectives include providing investments
leading to 67,500 housing EE loans, affecting 202,500 people; allowing up
to 100 municipalities in Serbia to invest in street lighting and school
renovation, affecting 50,000 people; and three mini hydro projects in
Albania and Macedonia, affecting 28,000 people.

Southern Europe and Southern Europe Raising Awareness of 558165 Value Addition to The project is a seminar on EU policies for pre-accession states (Albania,
Central Asia Region EU Policies for pre- Firms Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, the former Yugoslav Republic
accession & new of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey), incorporating lessons
member states learned from two new members, Bulgaria and Romania. The objective is to
build understanding and awareness of the EU corporate governance
directives, regulations, best practices, and guidelines.

Southern Europe and Southern Europe Private Enterprise 532943 Infrastructure The project helps public sector entities in South East Europe identify,
Central Asia Region Partnership Southeast develop, structure, and reach financial closure on infrastructure projects
Europe Infrastructure with private participation and investments. The objective is to attract private
sector participation and investments in infrastructure, primarily in energy,
transport, and water and sanitation sectors.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
Southern Europe and Tajikistan Tajikistan Insurance 563527 Access To Finance The project assesses Tajikistan’s insurance market (life, nonlife, mortgage,
Central Asia Sector Review and pensions), analyzes the legal and regulatory framework, identifies
obstacles and key measures for promoting insurance market development
through increased private sector involvement, and develops a potential
program to implement recommendations. The objective is further
development of the country’s insurance sector, possibly linked to an IFC
investment in an insurance company.

Southern Europe and Tajikistan Pamir Energy IV 558365 Infrastructure The project is a study to help determine how to improve the prospects for
Central Asia success of Pamir Energy in Tajikistan following poor financial performance
and an accidental explosion (currently being repaired) that put much of the
company’s energy-generation capacity out of commission. The objective is
to improve the results of Pamir Energy within a reasonable time frame.

Sub-Saharan Africa Africa Region BD PhytoTrade 563087 Environment and The project provides support to PhytoTrade, which helps poor rural
Technical Assistance Social Sustainability communities in Southern Africa generate supplementary incomes through
Biotrade the sustainable exploitation of natural products. The objective is to develop
an enduring and equitable natural products industry in Southern Africa
based on accessible local native biodiversity resources and private sector
entrepreneurs—resulting in sustainable resource use and management,
and reduction of poverty.

Sub-Saharan Africa Africa Region Conflict Affected 562427 Business Enabling The project makes financial and human resources rapidly available to
States in Africa Environment address multiple needs in conflict-affected African countries, specifically in
(CASA) Initiative investment climate reform; financial markets and institution strengthening;
SME and support institution building; and expansion of private participation
in infrastructure. The objective is sustainable economic growth driven by
the private sector.

Sub-Saharan Africa Africa Region REGMIFA Regional 561610 Access To Finance The project participates in a detailed, bottom-up demand study to
MSME Investment substantiate the requirements of the MSME finance market in Sub-
Fund for Sub-Saharan Saharan Africa for the funding and advisory services of the Regional
Africa MSME Investment Fund for Sub-Saharan Africa (REGMIFA). The objective
is to arrive at a realistic estimate of REGMIFA’s potential to write business.

Sub-Saharan Africa Africa Region GEM Africa MSME 557786 Access To Finance The project partners with the Africa MSME Program’s combined
investment and advisory services in Malawi. The objective is to support
NBS Bank Malawi in implementing a women’s lending program, and to
reach a target of 30 percent women borrowers.
Sub-Saharan Africa Africa Region NIPP MF 2008 562307 Access To Finance The project works with several microfinance network partners that have
created investment vehicles to provide risk capital to greenfield
microfinance institutions. The objective is to increase access to finance for
SMEs by expanding the capacity of financial markets in frontier and
postconflict countries in Africa.
Sub-Saharan Africa Africa Region Health in SSA strategy 561809 Infrastructure Following an earlier study, the project develops funding for 1) investing in
private companies operating in Africa’s health care sector; 2) providing
expertise and resources to help governments with policies for private
health care sectors; 3) advising socially responsible private organizations
and financial intermediaries involved in health care; and 4) investigating
how to make financing more readily available to social enterprises or
nonprofits. The objective is to highlight the important role the private sector
already plays, and to increase access to health-related goods and services
in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
Sub-Saharan Africa Africa Region SRsp Better Work 553425 Environment and The project, in partnership with Doing Agribusiness in Africa, implements
Africa Scoping Social Sustainability the innovative Better Work program in two or three recommended African
countries and one or two industries, and assesses ways to incorporate
environmental standards compliance work. The objective is an initial
assessment of the need, market advantage, and demand for improved
labor standards compliance in agribusiness.

Sub-Saharan Africa Africa Region Global Business 561430 Infrastructure The project supports the sustainable transition of the activities of the
School Network Global Business School Network project to two independent organizations:
Transition The African Association of Business Schools and the Management
Education and Research Consortium. The objective is to facilitate IFC’s
exit from this project while ensuring the sustainable continuation of
activities to improve the quality of management education in Africa.

Sub-Saharan Africa Africa Region Africa Mortality 560025 Access To Finance The project makes available information and actuarial and other tools for
the conduct of life insurance and pensions business in Africa—tools that
will become public goods to benefit all sectors and will assist governments
in implementing relevant policies and regulations. The objective is to
increase the level of personal savings, to mobilize local resources for
investment and development.

Sub-Saharan Africa Africa Region GEM Gender and 557548 Business Enabling The project analyzes gender-based barriers to private sector development
Growth Assessments Environment in Africa and codifies the Gender and Growth Assessment approach
and Methodology developed by IFC. The objective is to bring about legislative and regulatory
reforms that will enable greater participation by women in private sector
development.
Sub-Saharan Africa Africa Region SSA Leasing 557188 Access To Finance The project introduces a leasing product in the financial market of West
Africa. The objective is to facilitate access to finance for MSMEs in the
region.
Sub-Saharan Africa Africa Region ATMS Renewal 550246 Value Addition to The African Training and Management Services project, in collaboration
Firms with IFC’s Gender Entrepreneurship Markets team, helps AMSCO (African
Management Services Company) to 1) increase female participation in the
project, 2) implement a corporate governance program for AMSCO clients,
and 3) report on the development impact of the project to date. The
objective is to increase the management competencies of women-owned
SMEs and of women in African SMEs.

Sub-Saharan Africa Botswana ABCH & Subs. TA 558065 Value Addition to The project enhances the corporate governance of ABC Holdings and
Firms strengthens its risk management function. The objective is increased
shareholder value and the growth of one of the few local financial groups in
the Sub-Saharan Africa region, as well as setting a good example for other
local banks in the region.
Sub-Saharan Africa Botswana BTC Advisory 26498 Infrastructure The project provides transition advice to the government of Botswana in
privatizing the state-owned fixed-telecommunications incumbent, BTC. The
objective is to bring in a strategic equity partner to enable BTC to invest in
mobile technologies and catch up competitively with the two private mobile
operators that have been serving the area since 1998.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
Sub-Saharan Africa Cameroon Rapid Bio Study 561629 Infrastructure The project is a consultancy to provide an independent biodiversity review
of the Sanaga Gas Field Project in Cameroon. Principal objectives are: 1)
to ascertain, from available biodiversity data, whether any critical habitat is
present in the project zone; 2) to evaluate basic baseline biodiversity data
reported in the environment impact assessment on the presence,
distribution, and relative abundance of biodiversity in the project zone; and
3) to determine whether the area includes protected areas, critical
ecosystems, or unique ecosystems critical for survival of species in the
area.

Sub-Saharan Africa Cameroon AfDB Growth Oriented 557187 Value Addition to The project combines financial support and advisory services to address
Women Enterprises in Firms obstacles to the growth of women’s enterprises in Cameroon. Objectives
Cameroon Guarantee are: 1) to enhance access to finance for women entrepreneurs through
and Advisory Services lowering collateral requirements, 2) to build the management and technical
Program capacity of growth-oriented women entrepreneurs, and 3) to strengthen the
capacity of business development service providers, financial institutions,
and women enterprise associations to provide relevant and adequate
services.

Sub-Saharan Africa Cape Verde Cape Verde Wind 561466 Infrastructure The project funds a review of the environmental and social impacts of four
wind farms in Cape Verde, jointly developed by the government and
InfraCo. The objective is for the wind farms to be developed and operated
in compliance with recent environmental legislation in Cape Verde and
World Bank Social and Environmental Standards, and to have a significant
demonstration impact in the sector.

Sub-Saharan Africa Central African CPC PPD TA 554491 Business Enabling The project helps the Cadre Permanent de Consultation Etat-Secteur Privé
Republic Environment to become an effective public-private dialogue mechanism. The objective is
to generate consensus on priority Business Enabling Environment reforms
and ensure their implementation.
Sub-Saharan Africa Chad Chad A2F Advisor 557745 Access To Finance The project assists in the development of the microfinance industry in
Chad. The objective is to expand access to sustainable finance for MSMEs
to help more Chadians benefit from new economic opportunities.

Sub-Saharan Africa Congo, Advans Banque 560185 Access To Finance The project supports the creation and expansion of a commercial
Democratic Congo TA microfinance bank in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Objectives
Republic of include: 1) poverty reduction through employment- and income-generating
activities; 2) financial sector development through a deeper and broader
range of services for low-income individuals and micro and small
entrepreneurs; 3) financial sector strengthening through establishment of a
professionally managed bank; and 4) an increased local microfinance
sector through competition and best practices.

Sub-Saharan Africa Congo, Developing a legal 562251 Business Enabling The project assists the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo
Democratic framework for SEZ in Environment with creation of privately managed special economic zones that provide a
Republic of conflict-affected DRC location for companies to invest, create jobs, and produce goods and
services in a relatively “normal” business environment. The objectives are:
1) to jump start investments that otherwise would not take place; 2) to test
new policies (such as private infrastructure service provision, streamlined
bureaucracy, modern labor regime, and so on) before spreading them to
the rest of the country; and 3) to circumvent inefficient and often corrupt
procedures and practices, and provide models for reform.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
Sub-Saharan Africa Congo, DEMOCRATIC 561328 Value Addition to The project develops and delivers two training programs in corporate
Democratic REPUBLIC OF Firms governance, for directors of state-owned enterprises and for bank
Republic of CONGO DIRECTOR directors. The objective is better corporate governance, resulting in
TRAINING improved profitability and efficiency, increased transparency and integrity,
more accountable boards and management, improved internal controls,
sustainable employment, and increased access to finance.

Sub-Saharan Africa Congo, Investment Promotion, 559845 Business Enabling The project assists the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo
Democratic Taxes and Doing Environment with reforming the national investment promotion agency, reforming the tax
Republic of Business incentive regime for investment, and implementing "quick wins" identified
to improve the investment climate, based on select Doing Business
indicators. The objective is to build an investment regime that is conducive
to accelerating foreign and domestic private investment.

Sub-Saharan Africa Congo, DRC FEC 548485 Business Enabling The project provides advisory services (including training, capacity
Democratic TECHNICAL Environment building, and linkages) to help the Federation of Congolese Employers
Republic of ASSISTANCE develop quality fee-based services for its members. The objective is to
PROGRAM direct resources toward institutions and enterprises that will generate
substantial social and economic benefits while remaining financially
sustainable under the prevailing Democratic Republic of Congo business
environment.

Sub-Saharan Africa Eastern Africa Agribusiness Facility 559765 Value Addition to The project assesses the viability of a commercially funded pool of capital
Region Firms for investments (and associated grant-based facility for capacity building
and marketing services) for grassroots agribusiness organizations—
starting with a pilot phase in East Africa that, if successful, can be
replicated in other regions and industries. The objective is to establish a
model of assistance to strengthen grassroots business organizations in
developing countries.

Sub-Saharan Africa Ethiopia Addis Water _TA 555885 Infrastructure The project provides advisory services to Addis Ababa Water and
Sewerage Authority in Ethiopia to help it define a pilot program for the
introduction of public-private partnerships in the country’s water sector.
The objective is to outsource selected activities to private sector producers
to increase capacity and attract more investment.
Sub-Saharan Africa Ghana NCBC 27114 Infrastructure The project assists the government of Ghana with implementation of the
state-owned national fiber-optic backbone network, by designing a
transaction to assess viable business-model options for the backbone
company to leverage its band-width capacity to existing telecom operators
and other users. The objective is to put the network into operation as soon
as possible, most likely involving a sale of shares in the backbone
company to local private operators or international investors through a
competitive bidding process.

Sub-Saharan Africa Ghana Kpone IPP 561571 Infrastructure The project provides advisory services to finalize the environmental and
social impact assessment of the Kpone Independent Power Producer, a
joint venture of InfraCo and Reltub, a Ghanaian project development
company. The objective is an independently owned 330–460 MW gas-fired
combined-cycle thermal power generation plant near the Tema heavy
industrial area of Ghana, the first independent power project in Ghana to
receive a generation license from the Energy Commission.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
Sub-Saharan Africa Guinea IF-Vocational Ed 561590 Innovation/Global The project works through a pilot study in Guinea to develop and test a
Fund Projects process tool that IFC can offer to help companies identify appropriate
means of building vocational skills in developing countries. The objective is
to address the gap between supply and demand of national semi-skilled
employees, thereby increasing opportunities for local employment.

Sub-Saharan Africa Guinea BHPBilliton Linkages 557325 Value Addition to The project combines advisory services and financing to foster sustainable
Program (Guinea) - Firms socioeconomic growth and to enhance the development impact of
Design Phase BHPBilliton's Guinean Sangaradi project (an aluminum refining and mining
operation) through development of local suppliers. The objective is to build
the capacity of Guinean SMEs to supply the growing mining sector.

Sub-Saharan Africa Guinea Technical Assistance 554085 Business Enabling The project assists in updating Guinea's mineral policy and main legislative
to Strengthen Environment and private investment frameworks to reflect international best practice and
Guinea’s Framework the industry's new paradigm on sustainability, transparency, and fiscal
for Private Sector matters. The objective is reduced risks for investors, resulting in more
Mining Investment investment, increased mining revenues, and a stronger national economy.

Sub-Saharan Africa Kenya AMSMETA DTB Keny 561893 Access To Finance The project combines capacity building advisory services with direct
investment to help Diamond Trust Bank (DTB) Kenya expand its MSME
lending. The objective is to deepen and broaden the Kenyan financial
sector, and to raise the standard of financial services provided to MSMEs.

Sub-Saharan Africa Kenya AMSMETA K-Rep 561892 Access To Finance The project combines capacity-building advisory services with direct
Bank Limited investment to create capacity for expansion of K-Rep Bank’s MSME
lending. The objective is to deepen and broaden the Kenyan financial
sector and to raise the standard of financial services provided to MSMEs.

Sub-Saharan Africa Kenya LK: RVR 535163 Value Addition to The project helps to increase income and employment of local businesses
Kenya/Uganda Firms and communities impacted by Rift Valley Railways (RVR) operations in
Railway Kenya. The objectives are to motivate workers to invest their compensation
in new business opportunities, including providing goods and services to
RVR; to create income-generating opportunities for local communities
along the rail tracks; to enable local MSMEs to tap new business
opportunities created through the privatization process; and to benefit RVR
through lower-cost, convenient local goods and services.

Sub-Saharan Africa Kenya CT R-Magadi Soda 561206 Environment and The project assists Magadi Soda Ltd. with a pre-feasibility study of
Ltd. Social Sustainability geothermal power generation. The objective is to determine whether the
company can replace heavy fuel oil with clean energy using the waters of
Lake Magadi.
Sub-Saharan Africa Kenya Kenya Schools 550745 Infrastructure The project provides advisory services, in parallel with investment, to
Advisory Services improve the quality and availability of private schooling in Kenya. The
objective is help meet the country’s need for expansion of the education
sector in the next few years.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
Sub-Saharan Africa Liberia Liberia PSD growth 562248 Business Enabling The project assists the government of Liberia in creating special economic
support through SEZs Environment zones (SEZs), where companies can invest, create jobs, and produce
goods and services in an environment that is relatively free of the country’s
impaired business climate. The objective is to help: 1) kick-start investment
activities that otherwise would not take place; 2) test new policies (private
infrastructure service provision, streamlined bureaucracy, modern labor
regime, and so on) before applying them to the rest of the country; and 3)
circumvent inefficient and corrupt procedures and practices.

Sub-Saharan Africa Liberia Access Liberia TA 561126 Access To Finance The project creates a greenfield microfinance bank in Liberia to provide
essential financial services in a challenging postconflict environment. The
objective is to dramatically expand financial access for Liberia’s MSMEs on
a commercially sustainable basis, thereby having a demonstration effect,
contributing directly to poverty reduction, and deepening the Liberian
financial sector.

Sub-Saharan Africa Liberia LIB Trade Log 562147 Business Enabling Part of a larger country program for Liberia, the pilot project helps to
Environment reduce the time and cost for import and export transactions, and to
develop an efficiently functioning trade logistics system through targeted
trade logistics reforms. Objectives include an increase in investment in key
tradable sectors; an increase in share of exports; ramped up growth in key
sectors; and creation of productive jobs.

Sub-Saharan Africa Madagascar VPP Madagascar 562752 Infrastructure The project (part of the village phone program delivering telephony to
underserved areas by partnering local entrepreneurs with major network
operators) partners with Celtel in Madagascar to establish 1) local "village
phone operator" (VPO) enterprises that use microcredit to purchase a kit
(mobile phone, antenna, and solar recharger) to sell per-call phone usage;
and 2) entrepreneurs to operate PC-based, low-cost local connectivity
networks. The objective is to provide telephone access to underserved
communities through sustainable VPO microenterprises.

Sub-Saharan Africa Madagascar Sandandrano Water 561387 Infrastructure The project provides advisory services and funding assistance to
Project Sandandrano, a Malagasy private company, to develop a project jointly
with InfraCo to provide potable water to a number of municipalities on the
outskirts of the capital city, Antananarivo. The objective is to finance part of
the initial feasibility study for the project, with a particular focus on
environmental and social issues.

Sub-Saharan Africa Madagascar Madagascar 561587 Business Enabling The project works with the government of Madagascar to improve the
Investment Climate Environment business environment by reforming and streamlining regulations and
Reforms - Business procedures for business licenses. The objective is to reduce regulatory
Licensing costs and risks of doing business in Madagascar, and to support the
country’s private sector development.
Sub-Saharan Africa Malawi AMSME FMB AS 563893 Access To Finance The two-year project provides advisory services to financial institutions in
Malawi, particularly targeting the agricultural sector (which employs more
than 80 percent of the labor force, accounts for 35 percent of GDP and 90
percent of exports, and provides 65 percent of the manufacturing sector’s
raw material). The objective is to create better access to finance for smaller
businesses by deepening and broadening the Malawi financial sector and
raising the standard of financial services provided to MSMEs.

Sub-Saharan Africa Mali Bamako Airport 24981 Infrastructure The project provides assistance to the government of the Republic of Mali.
The objective is to implement a private sector participation transaction at
the airport of Bamako, the capital city of Mali.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
Sub-Saharan Africa Mali Investment Climate 555605 Business Enabling The project is the first phase of a program to help the government of Mali
Reform in Mali Environment implement focused regulatory and institutional reforms in the agribusiness,
tourism, and mining sectors. The objective is to stimulate domestic and
foreign private investment.
Sub-Saharan Africa Mauritius Mauritius Ports 26352 Infrastructure The project serves as lead adviser to the government of Mauritius as it
introduces private sector participation in the financing, operation, and
management of cargo-handling operations in the port sector, specifically in
two transactions at Port Louis Harbour. The objective is to derive better
operational performance and to mobilize private sector investment at Port
Louis.

Sub-Saharan Africa Mozambique AMSMETA BCI 553346 Access To Finance The project combines capacity-building advisory services with direct IFC
investment to assist financial intermediaries in providing better service to
MSMEs in Mozambique. The objective is to deepen and broaden the
Mozambique financial sector, and to raise the standard of financial
services provided to MSMEs.
Sub-Saharan Africa Namibia CT R Novanam Ltd. 561146 Environment and The project provides advisory services to Novanam Limited in conducting a
Social Sustainability cleaner production audit of its fish-processing facilities located in Luderitz
and Walvis Bay, Namibia. The objective is the introduction of energy-
efficiency and water-saving measures at the company, and possibly
encouraging other fisheries in Namibia and neighboring countries to adopt
cleaner production practices.

Sub-Saharan Africa Nigeria Nigeria CG Program 560065 Value Addition to The project supports improvement in the corporate governance policies
Firms and practices of Nigerian banks, through working with the Central Bank of
Nigeria as well as with local banks, educational and professional training
institutions, and other institutions, and raising public awareness of the
needs and benefits of improved corporate governance practices. The
objective is to enhance the efficiency and transparency of the Nigerian
financial sector.

Sub-Saharan Africa Rwanda Rwanda Investment 560665 Business Enabling The project assists the government of Rwanda in improving the regulatory
Climate Reform Environment environment, building institutions, and reducing the cost of doing business
Project in Rwanda. The objective is to create an investment climate that is
competitive, attractive to the private sector (in areas where Rwanda has a
comparative advantage), and distinctly different from competing investment
destinations in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Sub-Saharan Africa Senegal SENEGAL 563727 Value Addition to The project works with the Global Corporate Governance Forum to provide
CORPORATE Firms capacity-building assistance to facilitate corporate governance best
GOVERNANCE practices in Senegal, by promoting reform efforts to protect and attract
TECHNICAL capital, inspire investor and lender confidence, and spur both domestic and
ASSISTANCE foreign investments for economic development. The objective is to
increase the efficiency of companies in Senegal.

Sub-Saharan Africa Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Tax 561268 Business Enabling Part of a larger program, the project supports the efforts of the Sierra
Simplification Rollout Environment Leone National Revenue Authority and Ministry of Finance to simplify tax
policy, reduce compliance costs, spread the tax burden, facilitate
formalization and job creation, and reduce avenues for corruption. The
objective is to improve the business enabling environment in Sierra Leone.

Sub-Saharan Africa Tanzania, United CT R-Sao Hill 563729 Environment and The project provides advisory services to enable Sao Hill Industries to
Republic of Social Sustainability undertake a cleaner production assessment at its sawmill operation in
Tanzania. The objective is to prepare for the potential installation of a
wastewood-fired combined heat and power plant, and if successful, to
encourage others in the Africa region to adopt cleaner production
practices.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
Sub-Saharan Africa Tanzania, United AMSMETA DTB Tanz 562150 Access To Finance The project combines capacity building advisory services with direct
Republic of investment to help Diamond Trust Bank (DTB) Tanzania expand its MSME
lending. The objective is to deepen and broaden the Tanzanian financial
sector, and to raise the standard of financial services provided to MSMEs.

Sub-Saharan Africa Tanzania, United Tanzania Airprts 24982 Infrastructure Through the project, IFC acts as lead transaction adviser to the
Republic of government of Tanzania for implementation of a public-private partnership
transaction in the airport sector. The objective is improvement of the
largest airport in mainland Tanzania (Dar es Salaam) alone or possibly Dar
and Mwanza, the second largest, together in a single package.

Sub-Saharan Africa Tanzania, United TZ Leasing BDS 559185 Access To Finance The project makes leasing available as an alternative financial instrument
Republic of in Tanzania. The objective is to increase access to finance for the
country’s MSMEs.
Sub-Saharan Africa Uganda AMSMETA DTB Ugan 562149 Access To Finance The project combines capacity building advisory services with direct
investment to help Diamond Trust Bank (DTB) Kenya expand its MSME
lending. The objective is to deepen and broaden the Kenyan financial
sector, and to raise the standard of financial services provided to MSMEs.

Sub-Saharan Africa Uganda Uganda Small Scale 560987 Infrastructure The project supports the development and implementation of five public-
Infrasructure Project : private partnership projects, works with local financial institutions in funding
Water water projects, and supports local private operators in developing bankable
proposals for the projects. The objective is to involve the private sector in
operations and management of drinking-water distribution networks in
small towns and rural growth centers in Uganda.

Sub-Saharan Africa Zambia Chiansi 561396 Infrastructure The project provides advisory services to InfraCo, in partnership with up to
190 small-scale farmers and four commercial farmers in the Kafue flats
area near Lusaka, Zambia, to implement an irrigated out-grower plan. The
objective is a full environmental and social assessment of the impact of this
initiative on the small-scale farmers and the people in the Kafue District,
specifically Chanyanya, Chikupi, and Magoba.

Sub-Saharan Africa Zambia IF-Linkages Zambia 561597 Innovation/Global The project develops and tests a model to fast track high-potential farmers
Emerging Farmers Fund Projects into a new class of agribusiness farmers in rural Africa, helping to close the
Project(Zambia) gap between large commercial farms and smallholder farms. The objective
is for these new farmers to develop into rural semi-middle classes and
become role models and advocates for change in their communities.

World United States Social Enterprise KM 559806 Value Addition to The project forms a social enterprise task force to generate and share
Task Force Firms knowledge about the work, lessons, and experience of the IFC Grassroots
Business Initiative and other key players in the social enterprise field. The
objective is to articulate key pieces of IFC-GBI's work and experience, and
to raise the profile of IFC and IFC-GBI among key players in the social
enterprise field.

World World Region PPIAF 2008 564792 Infrastructure The project is a second annual financial contribution from the Business
Line envelope for the Public-Private Infrastructure Assistance Facility
(PPIAF) managed by the World Bank. The objective is for IFC to support
the facility.
World World Region PIDG 2008 564791 Infrastructure The project is a financial contribution from the Business Line envelope for
the Private Infrastructure in Development Group (PIDG). The objective is
for IFC to support the group.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
World World Region SEGEF Portal 562607 Environment and The project facilitates the design and implementation of an information-
Social Sustainability sharing platform to underpin the work of the IFC global sustainable energy
(SE) practice group, to support the development of SE lending markets
through financial institutions (FIs). The initial-stage objective is to support
the scale-up of FI-focused SE finance business by enabling access to
accurate and relevant information on IFC’s previous experiences in this
area.

World World Region SME Toolkit Program 561908 Value Addition to The project supports Phase II of the SME Toolkit Global Project
Firms (broadening user access to the Toolkit and increasing local content) by
working with selected local partners to distribute and manage information
via the Internet or computers. The objective is to help owners, managers,
and staff of small businesses in developing countries improve their
business operations.

World World Region CT I-Triton 561572 Environment and The project supports the expansion of Triton’s underwater logging
Social Sustainability operations in developing countries, starting with Malaysia. The objectives
are: 1) to replace nonsustainable terrestrial timber harvesting; 2) to cause
less lakebed damage and water turbidity than other approaches; and 3) to
provide a safer logging method than harvesting with scuba divers.

World World Region PADGO Knowledge 561389 Environment and The project develops a replicable knowledge framework for fostering an
Hub Social Sustainability enabling environment for private sector market penetration in regions that
seek to implement clean distributed generation projects—and for allowing
the regions the to choose the elements of information they deem useful.
The objective is to create a central knowledge hub that catalyzes growth of
knowledge for these regions, and lets them learn from and add to the
experience gained in developing and developed economies.

World World Region MIFA TAAS II 563832 Access To Finance The project is a strategic partnership (IFC and KfW) combining advisory
and funding support for a new initiative, the Microfinance Initiative for Asia
(MIFA). The objectives are: 1) to create and enhance institutional capacity
for microfinance delivery in Asia, thereby increasing access to financial
services for millions of the entrepreneurial poor; 2) to provide needed
financing while strengthening linkages with domestic and international
capital markets; and 3) to identify constraints (in such areas as the legal
and regulatory environment and financial sector infrastructure) that could
hamper further sector growth.

World World Region Business Operation - 562328 Business Enabling The project enhances IFC’s capacity to design and implement business
Inspections Reform - Environment inspections reform projects that promote transparency and efficiency of
Product Development inspections, make their burden on businesses lighter, enhance their social
and KM effectiveness, and help reduce corruption. The objective is a clearly
defined approach to inspections reform that can be rolled out in regions
where business inspections have been identified as a key issue and a
relevant business-operation reform entry point.

World World Region Linkages for ICT: 563688 Value Addition to The project develops global media practice guidelines for use by large and
Media Sector Best Firms SME media-content producers and distributors as well as large companies
Practice Guidelines that buy content from SME suppliers. The objective is to provide important
principles and value-added insights to IFC clients involved in the media
sector.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
World World Region CT E-Waste 561502 Environment and The project is a global market assessment of electronic waste generated
Management - Global Social Sustainability from production and consumers. The objective is to identify a proactive
approach to reducing ecosystem degradation and soil and groundwater
contamination resulting from incineration and dumping of electronic waste
in landfills.
World World Region Geothermal World 561498 Environment and The project is a scoping exercise to gain a comprehensive view of where
Social Sustainability and how IFC should expand its intervention to promote the use of
geothermal resources on a global scale. The objective is to structure a
global support and investment program, and to identify the priority regions
for implementation.
World World Region BD Bio-Trade 557585 Environment and The project supports the institutional development and financial
Program Social Sustainability consolidation of the Union for Ethical Biotrade as the vehicle for definition,
verification, market development, promotion, and differentiation of
sustainable biodiversity-based products. The objective is to contribute to
the reduction of poverty and the conservation of biodiversity through the
development and growth of the biotrade market, including its enabling
environment and private sector entrepreneurs.

World World Region IFC Emerging Markets 561632 Innovation/Global The project offers a combination of advisory services to develop
Technology Transfer Fund Projects technology management capacity and wholesaling structures, such as
Facility credit lines, to allow IFC to provide early-stage financing through trusted
gatekeepers. The objective are: 1) to deliver financing to SMEs through
wholesaling vehicles and other mechanisms; and 2) to develop the
capacity and effectiveness of emerging markets institutions, such as
universities, to identify and develop marketable technologies, and
commercialize them with private sector partners.

World World Region GEM Gender and 561827 Environment and The project partners with the Global Reporting Initiative (the only global,
Corporate Social Social Sustainability multistakeholder framework for sustainability reporting) to promote gender
Responsibility and corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting at the global level—via
research, consultations, and development of CSR guidelines, protocols,
supplements, and resource guides that address gender. The objective is
for more companies (including IFC investees) to understand the business
case for gender inclusion and to implement appropriate best practices to
increase and optimize the contribution of women in their organizations.

World World Region IF-Carbon Finance 562527 Innovation/Global The project develops a work plan for delivery of advisory services to create
Advisory Services Fund Projects innovative approaches to broaden participation from sectors and by
players in developing countries that are underrepresented in the carbon
markets. The objectives are: 1) to enable businesses and carbon markets
in these countries to capitalize on the evolving market for a public good
(greenhouse gas emission reductions); and 2) to enable IFC to help clients
take advantage of opportunities to bundle greenhouse gas reductions.

World World Region Tourism Investment & 562151 Business Enabling The first of three phases of a larger program, the project develops a
Development Advisory Environment knowledge management and product development framework that
Services Global supports an IFC BEE Advisory Services subproduct closely aligned to
IFC’s investment operations. The objective is to provide client countries
and subnational regions with solutions to develop the tourism industry, and
to attract higher levels of investment into the industry.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
World World Region Global leadership 562109 Business Enabling The project develops investment-climate analysis to assess the ease of
Environment private enterprise, bringing new insights to IFC’s business environment,
access to finance, infrastructure, and corporate governance advisory lines.
Objectives include improving the quality of existing advisory projects and
suggesting new delivery mechanisms within existing product lines,
providing information for IFC’s investment decisions, and providing a public
good for developing countries and the development aid community.

World World Region Doing Business 561994 Business Enabling The project provides a systematic, targeted, and timely response to
Reform Rapid Environment requests from client governments for assistance in improving the Doing
Response Business indicators, and serves as an entry point for broader reforms to
improve the business environment. The objective is to help client
governments increase investment, spur economic growth, reduce
informality, and create jobs by improving their environment for business.

World World Region Equator Principles 561789 Environment and The project promotes IFC’s Performance Standards and the Equator
Social Sustainability Principles among financial institutions in emerging markets. The objective
is to increase awareness of the benefits of applying these international
standards, to help level the playing field among financial institutions in the
area of sustainability.
World World Region Srsp HRinstitute 561630 Environment and The project entails extensive regional consultations with relevant local and
Social Sustainability international stakeholders regarding a potential Business and Human
Rights Institute. The objective is a clear and comprehensive assessment of
the possible role and functions of such an institute.
World World Region IFC-FTEssay Comp 561573 Business Enabling The project seeks funding for two rounds of the IFC/Financial Times
Environment Private Sector Development Research Essay Competition. The objective of
the competition is to solicit empirically grounded ideas on private sector
development.
World World Region Srsp HRIA 558085 Environment and The project, in partnership with the International Business Leaders Forum,
Roadtesting and VPs Social Sustainability 1) road tests the draft Guide to Human Rights Impact Assessment and
Scoping Management, and 2) scopes a new business and human rights tool to help
implement the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights. The
objective is to develop practical tools and processes for IFC clients and
emerging market companies to identify human rights issues associated
with their business, manage human rights impacts, and seize opportunities
to improve their economic and social performance by going beyond
compliance requirements.

World World Region Climate risk 562756 Environment and The project is a scale up of work done by pilot studies in assessing the
Social Sustainability risks posed by climate change to private sector investments, and adapting
options specific to public-private partnership infrastructure projects. The
objective is a comprehensive understanding of risks, methods, and
adaptation options specific to private sector investment characteristics.

World World Region IT/ITES Global 562528 Business Enabling The project is a study to benefit national and subnational governments
Environment aiming to accelerate the growth of their information technology (IT) and
information technology enabled services (ITES) industries. Objectives
include assessment of the development impact of the IT and ITES
industry; a diagnostic tool for industry competitiveness assessment; and
good practice policy options.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
World World Region IF-South-South 561748 Innovation/Global The project studies Southern multinationals, companies from “South”
Investments Fund Projects countries investing in other South countries (South-South investments) and
in “North” countries (South-North investments). Objectives are : 1) to
describe the needs of these companies and the impacts of such
investments on the host developing countries and the countries of origin;
2) to design, augment, or combine products and services to address the
needs identified; and 3) to test the effectiveness of these products and
services.

World World Region Licensing M&E 561246 Business Enabling The project designs an enterprise survey for licensing, and tests it in
Environment Frontier countries and middle-income countries. The objective is the
development of sound, replicable outcome and impact indicators for reform
of licensing, permits, and associated inspections, plus production of a
manual on project-level measurement-and-evaluation frameworks for
advisory projects on licensing.

World World Region Investment Policy and 557965 Business Enabling The project is the product development and knowledge management
Promotion Core Environment component of a larger program to help investment promotion
Product intermediaries attract foreign direct investment to developing countries.
The objective is a replicable investment policy and promotion product that
can be delivered by FIAS and its BEE partners in the facilities, tailored to
local conditions, and rolled out globally.

World World Region FT Awards / 561388 Innovation/Global The project sponsors prestigious global awards in the field of sustainability,
Conference 2008 Fund Projects recognizing and rewarding financial institutions that have shown leadership
and innovation in integrating social, environmental, and corporate
governance objectives into their day-to-day operations. The objective is to
serve as a catalyst for further innovation in sustainable banking, encourage
best practice and transparency as the sector develops, and stimulate
debate on the role of financial institutions in sustainability.

World World Region Subnational TA World 562047 Business Enabling The project provides advisory services at the subnational level. The
Region Environment objectives are: 1) to raise awareness—among regional and local
governments, municipal and state-owned enterprises, and financial
intermediaries—about the building blocks of creditworthiness and the
mechanisms available for raising funds for investments, and increase their
capacity to evaluate and design financing programs; and 2) to assist
potential subnational borrowers in the preparation and implementation of
sound investment proposals.

World World Region Investment Promotion 561187 Business Enabling Following an earlier program to help governments enhance their capacity
Performance Environment to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) and to provide information to
Benchmarking 2008- potential investors, the project measures the impact of the earlier program,
2009 strengthens it, and expands its scope. The objective is to improve the
ability of developing countries to attract FDI through effective provision of
investor-related information.

World World Region IF-E&S Comms 561651 Innovation/Global The project develops and pilots two-day workshops to help clients build
Fund Projects capacity to communicate to the media, civil society, and other stakeholders
on critical environmental and social issues. The objective is a new service
for IFC clients to help them develop a communications action plan that
includes the first steps of a communications strategy, and to provide
advice on how to create a communications function within the company.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
World World Region IF-GHG-Impact Model 561547 Innovation/Global The project develops an analytical base and a set of data to be used for
Fund Projects evaluating longer-term investment strategies in a context of greenhouse
gas (GHG) emissions reductions for a country or a region. The objective is
to assist IFC policy makers in shaping a sustainable investment portfolio by
region or sector, based on GHG implications.
World World Region IF-GEM Gender 561707 Innovation/Global The pilot project conducts scoping exercises in one or two developed
Investment Index Fund Projects markets to explore the business case that companies that empower
women have a superior stock performance, and thus deliver greater
financial returns. The objective is to validate the feasibility of building a
gender investment index in developed markets, potentially replicable in
emerging markets at a later date.

World World Region IF-GreenWorks 561546 Innovation/Global The project develops a demonstration pilot for a Web-accessible computer
Fund Projects game to evaluate sustainable infrastructure options for energy, water, and
transport required in support of an investment project. The objective is to
be engaging and entertaining, and at the same time educate targeted
users (entrepreneurs and investment professionals) on key principles of
sustainable growth, including energy efficiency, renewable energy,
biodiversity, social development, regulatory, and investment regimes.

World World Region Innovation Fund - 561499 Innovation/Global The project assesses energy-storage technologies and applications to
Energy Storage Fund Projects determine which specific energy-storage options may benefit IFC clients.
The objective is to provide a guide to promote energy efficiency, renewable
energy, and off-grid power solutions, and to help clients use the energy-
storage applications to improve on the economics of their operations.

World World Region IF-ICTSME Incubator 561648 Innovation/Global The project addresses information and communication technology (ICT)
Fund Projects needs. The objectives are: 1) to develop an ICT Center/Business Incubator
model that could be piloted by IFC and possibly replicated; and 2) to
develop investment criteria for evaluating new and existing ICT
Center/Business Incubators for IFC investments.
World World Region IF-Global Water 561569 Innovation/Global The project completes two diagnostic reports—1) a market review of
Access Fund Projects players providing access to water for the underserved; and 2) a diagnostic
of financial institutions and financing mechanisms of water delivery models
—to identify an approach to IFC’s deeper involvement and potential
leadership in a growing segment of the water sector. The objective is to
develop an informed approach to assess and design financial instruments,
such as a risk sharing facility.

World World Region Special Economic 561315 Business Enabling The project develops practical how-to guidelines, tools, measurement and
Zones Product Environment evaluation frameworks, and communication tools to enhance knowledge
Development and sharing within the WBG and with client governments. The objective is to
Knowledge provide the knowledge base to improve the quality of design and
Management implementation of Special Economic Zone programs in conflict-affected
countries, targeting the WBG transaction leaders as well as other
practitioners.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
World World Region CSR Strategies 559446 Environment and The project develops and implements a product to promote a performance-
Social Sustainability based approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) among emerging
market companies, and to help companies adopt strategies and practices
to improve their social, environmental, and economic performance, as well
as accountability and transparency to stakeholders, in line with their
business priorities. The objective is for companies to take a more strategic
approach to CSR activities and to achieve the greatest benefits of these
activities through effective communication.

World World Region IF-FPS carbon profile 561505 Innovation/Global The project develops, tests, and vets a forest product sector’s (FPS)
model Fund Projects carbon profile model for estimating and reporting on the carbon footprint or
carbon sink for individual FPS companies and projects; and supports use
of the model by IFC clients and other FPS companies. The objective is to
introduce the model as a tool for estimating the carbon profile of
investments; to better understand the investment and advisory
opportunities a climate change policy entails for the forest product industry;
and to facilitate the dialogue among industry participants and bring value to
IFC clients in the FPS and other sectors.

World World Region Commercial Mediation 561909 Business Enabling The project facilitates standardization of a commercial mediation product in
Product Development Environment line with the overall WBG strategic priorities; it has three components:
and KM product development; product testing and roll-out in pilot initiatives; and
knowledge transfer and training and partnerships. The objective is to
strengthen and further develop IFC’s potential to improve the investment
climate in emerging market countries by facilitating the introduction of
alternative dispute resolution and commercial mediation.

World World Region KM Trade Logistic 561807 Business Enabling The project is the product-development and knowledge-management
Advisory Services Environment component of the Trade Logistics Program of BEE. The objective is to
Progam consolidate and establish the Trade Logistics Advisory Services Program
as a core BEE product that can be rolled out on a global scale to provide
efficient assistance to client governments to improve their trade
transactions.

World World Region Business Edge 560425 Value Addition to The project supports the Business Edge corporate value-chain model that
Corporate Value Firms enables local training providers to deliver best-practice management
Chain training services adapted to the local market, specifically owners and
managers of smaller companies or middle managers in larger companies.
The objective is to help corporate clients build the managerial capacity of
SMEs (distributors, suppliers, and customers) within their value chains.

World World Region Biodiversity Offsets 550585 Environment and The project is a component of a larger program addressing biodiversity
Program Social Sustainability conservation. The long-term objective of the program is to strengthen the
development of an international market-based mechanism for biodiversity
conservation based on caps and credits; the short-term objective of this
initial component is to create experience and methodologies that will
contribute to the international dialogue on, and acceptance of, biodiversity
offsets as a valid means of compensating for residual and unavoidable
damage to biodiversity resulting from an investment project.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
World World Region ShoreCap Exchange II 561310 Access To Finance The project provides grant funding to ShoreCap Exchange to support
capacity building activities for MSME institutions that are actual or potential
IFC investees. The objective is to strengthen these banks and increase the
outreach to underserved microfinance institution clients in Afghanistan,
Bangladesh, and The Gambia.
World World Region GICT Linkages for 561487 Value Addition to The private sector development project develops reference and other tools
Mobile Banking Firms to support innovation in mobile banking practices. The objective is to
Clients strengthen the knowledge base for the Global Information-
Communications Technologies Department regarding mobile banking, to
support its clients with linkages projects.
World World Region GEMX 561189 Access To Finance The project is part of the WBG Global Emerging Markets Local Currency
initiative to assist emerging market countries in developing their capital
markets. The objective of this project is to create and co-brand the first
global emerging-market local-currency bond index with Markit Group, a
leading financial information firm.
World World Region LK: Value Chain 560705 Value Addition to The project includes development of the Value Chain Finance Training
Finance Firms Module as an advisory tool. The objective is scalable, replicable models for
Standardisation IFC combined advisory and financial support for the development of Value
Chain Finance, which includes both upstream supplier finance and
downstream distributor finance.
World World Region Agribusiness Supply 560365 Value Addition to The project supports standardization and documentation of IFC’s
Chain Development Firms experience to date in agribusiness advisory services, while identifying
Product lessons and learnings for future projects. The objective is for the
Agribusiness Supply Chain Development Product to become a mature
advisory services product offering within the Linkages Product Line.
World World Region Extractive Industry 560125 Value Addition to The project consolidates and benchmarks IFC’s extractive industry
Linkages Firms linkages product. The objective is to achieve standardization by enabling
Standardization efficient replication of linkages products.
World World Region Business Licensing 561008 Business Enabling The project is the product-development and knowledge-management
Reform Product Environment component of the Business Licensing Reform Product. The objective of
Development and this component is to strengthen and further develop IFC experience and to
Knowledge provide the knowledge base for the roll-out of the reform product.
Management
World World Region Corporate 560285 Value Addition to The project further defines and refines the Corporate Governance Advisory
Governance Advisory Firms Services (CG AS) business model. The objective is to improve
Services Product Line corporatewide understanding of the extent and quality of CG AS resources
Development available to AS teams in the regions.
World World Region SME Financing 559946 Access To Finance The project publishes an operational tool for IFC staff (which is also
Publication: Lessons available to governments, financial institutions, donors, and development
from Experience in agencies) summarizing WB and IFC experiences with the expanding of
SME Access to access to financial services to SMEs. The objective is to promote market-
Finance driven approaches to SME financing, as contrasted with subsidized,
targeted, or mandated SME lending approaches.

World World Region GIRIF Advisory 556745 Access To Finance The project, in collaboration with the World Bank, creates a facility, Global
Services Project Index Reinsurance Facility (GIRIF), which IFC supports through investment
and advisory services. The objective is to establish technical and
intermediation capacity to reinsure weather-event and catastrophic-event
risks, and to create the policy background from a regulatory viewpoint.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
World World Region Global Mobile Banking 560745 Access To Finance The project provides advisory and investment support for M-banking
Project initiatives (use of mobile phones to process financial transactions) in
countries such as South Africa, Kenya, and the Philippines, where mobile
phone services are available but most people lack basic banking services.
The objective is to increase access to finance in such areas.

World World Region FDI Indicator 559025 Business Enabling The project benchmarks the openness of economies to foreign direct
Environment investment. The objective is to stimulate investment-climate reforms and to
complement Doing Business indicators with an easy-to-use reference for
policy makers, analysts, and investors to measure the ease of doing
business in a country.
World World Region Business Entry 557025 Business Enabling The project strengthens and further develops IFC’s knowledge and
(Registration) Environment expertise in supporting reforms aimed at simplifying and streamlining
regulatory requirements for business entry (registration) through its
development as a core product in IFC Advisory Services. The objective is
to consolidate existing corporate knowledge and tap into external good
practice and knowledge resources to ensure the most effective application
in new projects.

World World Region CG Media 560245 Value Addition to The project collaborates with Reuters on a series of regional hands-on
Firms training workshops and development of practical tools (to be compiled into
a toolkit for broader dissemination) to help the media provide valuable
support to private enforcement of good corporate governance practices.
The objective is to strengthen the capacity of journalists worldwide to
report more effectively on issues related to corporate governance.

World World Region Blended Pool of 559766 Value Addition to The project pilots a new financing mechanism to direct resources cost-
Capital Firms effectively to the poor via partners that add value and business support to
final users (microproducers and microentrepreneurs). The objective is to
expand access to suitable financing, combined with capacity building and
low-cost social services, for grassroots business organizations.

World World Region Tax Product Program 559365 Business Enabling The project creates a new core Advisory Services product to simplify the
Design Environment tax component of the business process and reduce the time and financial
cost of paying taxes (one of the top three obstacles to doing business in
most countries). The objective is to reduce the tax compliance burden for
business, to apply the product in client countries in support of tax
regulatory simplification reforms, and to create a standardized product that
can be rolled out regionally with IFC Facilities.

World World Region PIDG Membership 558685 Infrastructure The project is a contribution to the Private Infrastructure in Development
Group from Business Line funds. The objective is membership in that
organization.
World World Region MIFA TAAS 557985 Access To Finance The project accelerates expansion of sustainable microfinance services for
low-income microentrepreneurs in the Central, South, and East Asia
regions. The objective is to strengthen retail capacity, develop newer
delivery channels, and expand the range of financial products, thereby
providing access to finance for some 5 million microentrepreneurs and
households; and to strengthen microfinance institutions through expansion
of financing sources and financial instruments.

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IFC Advisory Services Projects Approved During FY08
Region Country Project Name Project ID Business Line Objective
World World Region Property Finance 557165 Access To Finance The project complements IFC’s Property Finance Initiative, delivering
affordable and sustainable housing and related property infrastructure in
emerging markets. The objective is to support the emergence and growth
of well-functioning property markets in developing countries by financing
property development, thereby adding value to IFC’s equity investments
through building capacity of participating institutions and supporting
property market development and product development.

World World Region IFC Business Edge 557045 Value Addition to The project consolidates the learnings from all applications of Business
Firms Edge training since 2002. The objectives are: 1) to improve efficiency for
easier, quicker roll-out; 2) to provide support for the overall effort, maintain
standards, and measure results; 3) to communicate with the Corporation
about Business Edge and its application; and 4) to develop methods of
building human capacity in the Corporation for project implementation.

World World Region Sustainable Tools (SI) 554486 Environment and The project provides investor outreach, practical tools and training, and
& Training Social Sustainability investment-product research and development to help participants invest
in environmentally and socially sustainable companies. The objective is to
increase long-term sustainable investments in emerging markets.

World World Region Better Management 549330 Environment and The project develops a best management practices (BMP) manual to
Practices in Sugar Social Sustainability document and share state-of-the-art practices to manage and mitigate
Cane environmental and social risks in sugarcane production, and to document
costs and benefits of BMPs to improve the business case and incentives
for sugar market transformation. The objective is to improve the
sustainability of the sugarcane supply chain, and provide the basis for a
new global standard in sugarcane production.

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