Nepal Shares (IFC-601861)

Countries
  • Nepal
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
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
U
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Sep 28, 2016
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower
Government of Nepal
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Finance
  • Hydropower
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.35 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Nov 26, 2018

Disclosed by Bank May 25, 2017


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Project Description

According to IFC website, this Local Shares study will contribute to consolidate global knowledge and help clarify understanding and outline challenges and pros and cons associated with different equity sharing schemes.

According to bank documents, the overall goal of the program is to increase the share of new private sector investments in the hydropower sector in Nepal that adhere to good international industry practice environmental and social standards by 2021. The program's key objective is to analyse the risks and benefits to the local communities entitled to local equity shares and provide publicly available guidance through a knowledge product to all concerned stakeholders on the allocation processes of the shares, the risks and benefits. The program will facilitate investment in the hydropower sector by providing practical guidance on this existing policy, and supporting inclusive development of HPP in Nepal.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Contact Information

No contact information provided at the time of disclosure.

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