Investing in Forests for Prosperity at a Time of Transformation (WB-P170798)

  • Nepal
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 2, 2019
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 Nepal
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Agriculture and Forestry
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 24.00 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 Jun 19, 2019

Disclosed by Bank May 28, 2019

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

According to bank document, the project's objective is "to improve sustainable forest management; and increase benefits from forests and to address climate change in selected landscapes in Nepal."

The proposed project will build on the following three premises: (i) while community-based forest management is a proven concept for managing forests for conservation and subsistence it has also the potential to meet Nepal’s demand for timber and increase income through the promotion of sustainable forest management; (ii) to meet Nepal’s demand for quality timber (sawn log) and non-timber forest products (through value-addition), small and medium forest-based enterprises need to be developed; and (ii) to make informed decisions on (i)-(ii), the new structures and institutional arrangements emerging from the federalization process need to fully understand and be able to fulfill their new roles and responsibilities related to natural-resources management, including forests.

The project will have 4 components: 1) Policy and capacity building support for new federal structures on sustainable forest management 2) Community-based sustainable forest management 3) Forest enterprise development 4) Project management, monitoring and learning

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World Bank
Contact:Kennan W. Rapp Title:Senior Social Development Specialist
Telephone No:5220+81098
Contact:Josefo Tuyor Title:Senior Environmental Specialist
Telephone No:473-7692

Task Team Leader(s):Andrew Michael Mitchell, Andrea Kutter
Safeguards Advisor ESSA: Maged Mahmoud Hamed (SAESSA


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