International Development written question – answered on 15th March 2012.
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.
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|
Yes1 person thinks so
No3 people think not
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