International Development written question – answered at on 15 March 2012.

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Photo of Derek Twigg Derek Twigg Labour, Halton

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development

(1) on what dates in the next 12 months he expects (a) submissions to be made on Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) projects in Argentina, (b) votes on projects involving Argentina to take place in the IADB and (c) meetings of the IADB Board to be held under both the simplified and non-simplified procedures on such projects;

(2) how many loans under both the simplified and non-simplified procedures have been submitted to the Inter-American Development Bank Board since September 2011 related to projects in Argentina; and on what dates those submissions were made.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan The Minister of State, Department for International Development

The Department for International Development does not maintain an aid programme to Argentina and no UK aid is spent providing loans to Argentina at the World Bank or the Inter-American Development bank.

Since September 2011 the Executive Board of the Inter-American Development Bank has received 11 submissions for loans to Argentina. Four were submitted under short procedure and four were submitted under the simplified procedure, neither of which requires a discussion. In addition, three operations were submitted for considerations which were discussed by the board.

The dates of submission were as follows:

Project name Project Procedure Submission date
Proposal for a loan for the “Provincial Agricultural Services Program—PROSAP III”. Second individual operation under the Conditional Credit Line for Investment Projects (CCLIP) “Provincial Agricultural Services Program—PROSAP” Consideration 30 August 2011
Proposal for a technical-cooperation loan for the “National Microfinance System Strengthening and Consolidation Program in Argentina” Simplified procedure 30 August 2011
Executive summary of the emergency loan proposal for the “Emergency Program in Response to the Puyehue Volcano Eruption” Information with expiration date 4 October 2011
Proposal for a loan for the “Barrio Improvement Program” Short procedure 19 October 2011
Proposal for a loan for the “Water and Sanitation Program for the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area and Conurbation” Short procedure 19 October 2011
Proposal for a loan for the “Tourism Corridor Development Program” Simplified procedure 18 October 2011
Proposal for a loan for the project “Strengthening of Policies on Childhood, Adolescence, and Family” Simplified procedure 18 October 2011
Proposal for a loan for the project “Strengthening of the Ministry of Economy and Finance” Simplified procedure 25 October 2011
Proposal for a loan for the project “Plaza Logistica” Consideration 26 October 2011
Proposal for a loan for the “Program for Productive Road Infrastructure 11” Short procedure 17 November 2011
Proposal for a loan for the “Norte Grande Road Infrastructure Program 11” Consideration 17 January 2012

The Government of Argentina has agreed an indicative programme for 2012 with the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB). This comprises 11 project submissions in the formal pipeline and four still under consideration for inclusion in the pipeline. Tentative dates of submissions are set out in the table. The first of these will be subject to the simplified procedure—a final decision on the handling of the others has yet to be taken. As a new Argentinean Government took office in December 2011, the pipeline may be subject to other changes.

Project name Tentative submission date
Program for Productive Instit. Strength and Provincial Fiscal Manag. PROFIP II 24 April 2012
Program for Rural Development and Family Agriculture, PRODAF 12 June 2012
Technological Innovation Program III 5 July 2012
Norte Grande Hidrico II 10 July 2012
Technical assistance program of subnational tax administrations 17 July 2012
Credit Program for Production Development in San Juan II 17 July 2012
Energy Topics—Southern Wind Project 25 September 2012
Integrated Chronic Disease Prevention and Handling Program 9 October 2012
Sustainable Forest Development and Climate Change 16 October 2012
Norte Grande Electricity Transmission Program II 30 October 2012
SMEs Credit Access Program 13 November 2012
Programa de Inversiones Municipales 27 November 2012
Programa de Pre-inversión 27 November 2012
Programa de Recuperación del Ferrocarril Belgrano Sur 27 November 2012
Programa de Gestión de Residuos Solidos Urbanos en Municipios turfsticos 27 November 2012

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