Supporting Gas Project Negotiations and Enhancing Institutional Capacities (WB-P160652)

  • Senegal
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
May 26, 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 Senegal
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Energy
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 20.00 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)
$ 20.00 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.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Feb 26, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Feb 8, 2017

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Project Description
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The development objective of the Supporting Gas Project Negotiations and Enhancing Institutional Capacities Project for Senegal is to support the government’s capacity to drive negotiations towards final investments decisions and lay the foundations for the gas sector’s contributions to the economy through enhanced legal and regulatory framework and capacity building.The project consists of five components. The first component, support for hydrocarbon project negotiations the objective of this component is to help the Government of Senegal (GoSN) engage in a timely and constructive manner with the Government of Mauritania and Production Sharing Contract (PSC) holders to ensure the sustainable development of its oil and gas resources. The second component, enhancement of the strategic and policy framework is to support the GoSN develop an oil and gas sector policy and strategy. The third component, institutional diagnostic and capacity building is to identify the needs for capacity building, develop tailored training programs, and support the Government’s effort to mobilize instrumental ad hoc expertise. The fourth component, stakeholders engagement campaign is to mobilize international third party expertise needed for the GoSN to develop a communications strategy and information campaign to engage effectively and sustain ably with all key stakeholders on issues relating to oil and gas development projects in SNE and Grand Tortue. This component, which will create and maximize synergies with the Senegal Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) activity on communications campaign.

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Gestion Exécutive et Stratégique du Comité d’Orientation Stratégique et de Suivi du Développement du
Aminata Ndoye Toure
Director of the Hydrocarbon Department

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