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  • Jamaica
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  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
Status: Approved
Bank Risk Rating: C
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Board Decision Date: 2016-10-21
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  • Water and Sanitation
Investment Type(s): Grant
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Investment Amount (USD): $ 0.50 million
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Project Cost (USD): $ 0.50 million
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Original disclosure @ IADB website
Updated in EWS: 2017-07-04
Disclosure Date: 2016-10-28
Support to NWC for Improvements in Corporatization & Institutional Strengthening

Project Description
The general objective is to support National Water Commission (NWC) in improving the quality and sustainability of the NWC's services to its customers. Specifically, the TC aims to: (i) improve NWC's capacity to fund its investment program; (ii) support the preparation of plans for improvements of NWC corporate governance (CG) arrangements; and (iii) develop a detailed training plan for institutional strengthening of NWC's business planning and operations and maintenance (O&M) protocols. The project including hiring a consultant, whose principle objectives are: a. Formulate an improvement plan for Corporate Governance practices within NWC. b. Define steps towards the diversification of the ownership structure of NWC to make it more attractive for the private sector to participate in various forms public private partnership arrangements. c. Formally train key officials of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, NWC Board members, NWC officials on the CG tool and concepts. d. Explore the Impact of Privatization of the NWC in achieving the goals outlined.
Investment Description
Non-reimbursable technical cooperation.
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ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IADB The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) or Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)-funded project. If you submit a complaint to MICI, they may assist you in addressing the problems you raised through a dispute-resolution process with those implementing the project and/or through an investigation to assess whether the IDB or IIC is following its own policies for preventing or mitigating harm to people or the environment. You can submit a complaint by sending an email to MICI@iadb.org. You can learn more about the MICI and how to file a complaint at http://www.iadb.org/en/mici/mici,1752.html (in English) or http://www.iadb.org/es/mici/mici,1752.html (Spanish).
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