East Africa Corporate Governance (IFC-600673)

  • Kenya
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Feb 10, 2015
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 1.79 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Aug 14, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Feb 12, 2016

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.
The East Africa Corporate Governance Program aims to build sustainable businesses and improve the business environment in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania through targeted CG services. 1: Firm-level: Provide direct assistance to selected firms. CG offer to firms include: - CG Assessment and Development of Improvement Plan - Training on CG principles, practices and framework as well as benefits thereof - Advisory on Board Committee functions - Developing Board Charters - Improving internal financial reporting and transparency procedures. 2: Market-level: Build capacity and strengthen CG intermediaries and market infrastructure through training-of-trainers events and other interventions to help training institutes, Local CG service providers and other market intermediaries (associations, investors, media, consultants) increase outreach to firms and become self-sustaining. 3: Regulatory-Level: IFC will work to support establishment of sound CG regulatory frameworks aligned with international best practice. IFC will work with regulators to develop a uniform CG code to be utilized across sectors, as well as promote the implementation of the existing CG code for listed firms. This could include working with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Central Bank and other entities that work on advancing laws, regulations, codes or CG score cards. Capacity Building for the Regulators will be a priority. 4: Macro-Level: In East Africa, generating awareness of CG is of great importance in order to build the case and momentum for changing practices and reforming the macro environment. Awareness raising activities to trigger interest and awareness around themes for the private sector such as the business case for CG, the independent director, related party transactions and conflict of interest.
Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.

Contact Information
This section aims to support the local communities and local CSO to get to know which stakeholders are involved in a project with their roles and responsibilities. If available, there may be a complaint office for the respective bank which operates independently to receive and determine violations in policy and practice. Independent Accountability Mechanisms receive and respond to complaints. Most Independent Accountability Mechanisms offer two functions for addressing complaints: dispute resolution and compliance review.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IFC The Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an IFC or MIGA- financed project. If you submit a complaint to the CAO, they may assist you in resolving a dispute with the company and/or investigate to assess whether the IFC is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. If you want to submit a complaint electronically, you can email the CAO at CAO@worldbankgroup.org. You can learn more about the CAO and how to file a complaint at http://www.cao-ombudsman.org/

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