Dedicated Grant Mechansim for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in Nepal (WB-P171720)

  • Nepal
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
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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."
National Excecuting Agency
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 4.50 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 Mar 6, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Jan 18, 2020

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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 the bank document, "The project development objective (PDO) is to improve the capacity of Nepal's indigenous peoples and local community groups for sustainable management of forests and increasing the income of forest-dependent communities in selected forest landscapes."

"Key Results:

  • Forest land managed in accordance with site-specific sustainable forest management plans (ha);
  • Share of targeted forest-dependent people with rating ‘Satisfied’ or above on project interventions (livelihoods, forest management, other) Policies and regulations in place at federal, state and municipal levels supporting SFM (#)
  • Share of targeted forest-dependent people with increased income from SFM (%, disaggregated by gender)
  • Share of targeted forest-dependent people with rating ‘Satisfied’ or above on project interventions (%) (disaggregated by sex) (focus: access to forests and forest management, livelihoods aspects) (citizen and gender indicator)"
Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.

Co-financing: Strategic Climate Fund Grant US$ 4.5 million

Contact Information
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World Bank
Andrea Kutter, Sr Natural Resources Mgmt. Spe
Kennan W. Rapp, Senior Social Development Spec

National Excecuting Agency
Pasang Dolma Sherpa, President

Implementing Agencies
National Executing Agency
Pasang Dolma Sherpa, Executive Director


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