Strengthening Hydro-Meteorological and Climate Services (WB-P159217)

  • Congo, Democratic Republic of
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 8, 2017
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.
Government of Democratic Republic of Congo
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  • Climate and Environment
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 8.03 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.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Sep 18, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jun 1, 2016

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Project Description
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The development objective of the Strengthening Hydro-Meteorological and Climate Services Project for Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) of is to improve the quality of the Government of the DRC’s targeted hydro-meteorological and climate services. The project comprises of four components. The first component will invest in strengthening institutional setup and building capacity of human resources. The second component, modernization of equipment, facilities, and infrastructure for basic observation and forecasting will finance: (i) hydrological and meteorological monitoring networks (small-scale rehabilitation of priority stations and installation of new sensors, for about 20 meteorological and six hydrological stations); (ii) transmission, data management, and data dissemination hardware (equipment needed for data concentration from the field to Kinshasa, management of secured databases interoperable with producers, and users of hydromet information, etc.); (iii) refurbishment of facilities needed to support the services (in Kinshasa and up to two provincial offices); and (iv) technical systems and software for performing meteorological, hydrological and climate forecasting, products, and services. The third component, improvement of hydromet information service delivery will provide technical assistance for delivery of more accurate, timely, and user-friendly products and services to users and decision-makers. The fourth component, project management will finance the following activities: (i) incremental operating costs; (ii) technical design of sub-projects; (iii) procurement, financial management, safeguards, monitoring and evaluation, quality control, and contract management; and (iv) audit, studies, and assessments required under various project components.
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