Support to NWC for Improvements in Corporatization & Institutional Strengthening (IADB-JA-T1118)

  • Jamaica
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  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Oct 21, 2016
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  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.50 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.50 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 4, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Oct 28, 2016

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Project Description
The general objective is to support National Water Commission (NWC) in improving the quality and sustainability of the NWC's services to its customers. Specifically, the TC aims to: (i) improve NWC's capacity to fund its investment program; (ii) support the preparation of plans for improvements of NWC corporate governance (CG) arrangements; and (iii) develop a detailed training plan for institutional strengthening of NWC's business planning and operations and maintenance (O&M) protocols. The project including hiring a consultant, whose principle objectives are: a. Formulate an improvement plan for Corporate Governance practices within NWC. b. Define steps towards the diversification of the ownership structure of NWC to make it more attractive for the private sector to participate in various forms public private partnership arrangements. c. Formally train key officials of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, NWC Board members, NWC officials on the CG tool and concepts. d. Explore the Impact of Privatization of the NWC in achieving the goals outlined.
Investment Description
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
Non-reimbursable technical cooperation.
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