E&S Myanmar (IFC-602601)

  • Myanmar
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  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Nov 9, 2018
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  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 2.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 2.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Sep 16, 2019

Disclosed by Bank May 8, 2019

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Project Description

Component 1: The project will support new and existing clients to enhance their E&S performance, providing technical solutions to complex E&S challenges based on IFC's Performance Standards; and helping clients to adopt robust E&S management systems that ensure management and oversight of environmental, health and safety and other risks at the right level.

As a result, high-risk clients across a range of sectors will implement recommendations to improve their ESG performance and the project will help unlock new investments.

Component 2: The project will support the enabling environment for good E&S practices in the private sector by:

(a) strengthening local intermediaries to provide effective support to local firms on E&S practices; and

(b) furthering effective government oversight through Environmental Conservation Department/ Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (ECD/MONREC)’s improved ability to effectively implement and manage the EIA process with the quality and timeliness required by EIA procedures adopted in 2015.

This work will be carried out in-line with the Environmental Sector Working Group which both WB and IFC participate in as well as the Sub-Committee EIAs. A coordinated approach to supporting ECD/MONREC is underway. ECD/MONREC will have identified operational, resourcing and administrative bottlenecks to effectively conducting EIA systems and developed a roadmap to strengthen these systems.

Component 3: The project will build the knowledge of broader private sector and other stakeholder groups in Myanmar on key environmental and social challenges, solutions, and good management practices, with a focus on power, infrastructure, agriculture, and tourism sectors.

Participants to IFC sponsored events will report increased knowledge of E&S issues and 2-3 guidance notes will be published on the level of inquiry clients will need to apply in line with the IFC’s Performance Standards and investment risks.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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