Bihar Transformative Development Project (WB-P159576)

  • India
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 28, 2016
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 India
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 290.00 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.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 415.00 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 @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jul 31, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Apr 14, 2016

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Project Description
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The development objective of the Bihar Transformative Development Project for India is to diversify and enhance household-level incomes and improve access to and use of nutrition and sanitation services among targeted households. The project comprises of five components. The first component, community institutional development aims to develop strong and sustainable women-only self-help groups (SHGs) and their federations, and producer organizations (POs) and to systematically build the capacity of these organizations. It consists of two sub-components: (i) development of self-help groups and their federations; and (ii) development of producer organizations. The second component, community investment funds aims to diversify and enhance household income by: (a) providing community-based organizations (CBOs) with financing on a demand driven basis, which in turn, allows them to access larger investments for activities outlined in their micro investment plans from commercial banks and other financial institutions; (b) providing producer organizations (POs) financing for value chain interventions (including input services, value-addition, and market linkages) in the farm and nonfarm sector outlined in their business plans; and (c) providing eligible youth with skills training, job placements and post-placement support, and entrepreneurship opportunities. This component has three sub-components: (i) community investment; (ii) value chain development; and (iii) skills training and entrepreneurship development. The third component, access to nutrition and sanitation services aims to improve SHG women and SHG households’ nutrition, hygiene, and sanitation practices and increase their access to and use of nutrition and sanitation services - made available through the integrated child development services (ICDS) and swachh bharat mission (SBM) programs of Government of India
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ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: CONTACTS World Bank Vinay Kumar Vutukuru, Mio Takada Sr Agricultural Spec. Borrower/Client/Recipient Government of India Implementing Agencies Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society Arvind Kumar Chaudhary Secretary Rural Development cum State Mission Director

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