Sustainable Procurement, Environmental and Social Standards Enhancement Project (SPESSE) (WB-P169405)

  • Nigeria
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
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jul 25, 2019
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Federal Ministry of Finance
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  • Finance
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 80.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 80.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Oct 4, 2019

Disclosed by Bank May 30, 2019

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Project Description

The objective of the project is to develop sustainable capacity in managing procurement, environment and social safeguards in the public sector.

The following areas of intervention have been identified:

  1. Improving the quality of E&S management instruments;
  2. Enhancing implementation capacity and effectiveness of social development institutions;
  3. Improving the monitoring and reporting of E&S management;
  4. Strengthening client’s capacity to understand the key objectives and provisions of the ESF; adapt to the changes in improving the ESIA which entails the inclusion of Labor influx, Gender Based Violence (GBV), Sexual Exploitation Assessment (SEA) and Environmental, Social Health and Safety assessments; and
  5. Developing human resources and capacities in managing E&S risks and impacts, including public and private sector institutions, consulting communities as well as education facilities where long-term academic E&S curriculum would be developed and delivered.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Bayo Awosemusi, Amos Abu
Lead Procurement Specialist

Federal Ministry of Finance
Ahmed Aliyu

Implementing Agency:
National University Commission
Josuah Atta


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