The Partnerships for South Asia (PFSA) trust fund is delivering significant results in the region, through the financing of wide range of activities.

As of December 31, 2014 a total of 81 activities had been funded.  As shown below, activities in the areas of water and sanitation, and gender dominated the first two years of implementation of PFSA, with activities in the infrastructure area taking over in 2013 and 2014.

Below you can access all PFSA active grants as of December 2014.

Making Differences One Project at a Time. / Photo Credit: Visual News Associate / World Bank
Making Differences One Project at a Time
Photo Credit: Visual News Associate / World Bank

 

PROJECTS AS OF OCTOBER 2017
Grant Title Country Programs Funded Objective
Young Women for of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Employment in Afghanistan Afghanistan South Asia Gender initiative To go beyond traditional approaches to gender and youth inclusion in economic activities and labor markets, by exploring opportunities emerging from the global virtual economy and the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)
Bhutan Electric Vehicles (EV) Initiative Bhutan Infrastructure For Growth To provide support to the Bhutan Electric Vehicle Initiative, as well as to facilitate advice and knowledge exchange on green urban development and transport, and on use of clean energy in transport.
Risk Mitigation and Credit Enhancement of public-private partnership (PPP) roads in Kerala India Infrastructure For Growth To provide focused technical assistance and consultancy services aimed at improving the attractiveness of the first state highway to be undertaken as a PPP project.
India - Innovative financing structures to leverage private sector financing for Powergrid India Infrastructure For Growth To provide financial and legal advisory support for a World Bank guaranteed syndicated loan transaction for India's national transmission company, Powergrid.
Optimizing Resource Efficiency in Road Sector in India India Infrastructure For Growth To develop a comprehensive Road Asset Management Strategy and supporting guidelines for use by road agencies in India to effectively manage their road assets: to invest efficiently, preserve the road assets and avoid their premature deterioration. To also utilize energy efficiency and climate change considerations in the planning stages, improve road network efficiency, and ensure the intended level of service and safety to the road users.
Assessment of PMGSY (Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna) to improve its design and implementation India Infrastructure For Growth To enhance the effectiveness and value for money of the investments under PMGSY - a flagship program to provide all-weather road access to all the villages with a population above 500 (including 250 in special areas) through a systematic evaluation of its policy framework, business processes, and institutional structure.
Sustainable Development of Transmission and Distribution Sector in North Eastern Region of India India Infrastructure For Growth To support six states (Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland) in capacity-building initiatives and institutional strengthening of the state power utilities to support the development of the energy sector in the North Eastern Region of India.
Support to the National Ganga River Basin Project India Infrastructure For Growth To improve the implementation of the World Bank-financed National Ganga River Basin Project.

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