Odisha Higher Education Program for Excellence and Equity (WB-P160331)

  • India
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Aug 31, 2017
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  • Education and Health
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 119.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 1,724.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Oct 26, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Oct 21, 2016

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Project Description
The development objective of the Odisha Higher Education Program for Excellence and Equity (OHEPEE) Project for Odisha is to improve the quality of and students’ equitable access to selected institutions and enhance governance of the higher education system in Odisha.
Investment Description

Contact Information
PROJECT CONTACTS World Bank Contact 1: Kurt Larsen Title: Senior Education Specialist and Task Team Leader (TTL) Email: klarsen@worldbank.org Contact 2: Sangeeta Dey Title: Senior Education Specialist, co-TTL Tel: 91 11 41479302 Email: sdey2@worldbank.org Borrower/Client/Recipient Contact: Bhaskar Dasgupta Title: Director (MI) Tel: 91 11 23092883 Email: Bhaskar.dasgupta@nic.in Implementing Agencies Name of Agency: Higher Education Department, Government of Odisha Contact: G.V.V. Sarma Titre: Principal Secretary Tel: 91 0674 2536862 Email: hedsec.od@nic.in 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 ipanel@worldbank.org. You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: http://ewebapps.worldbank.org/apps/ip/Pages/Home.aspx.