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Better Work Phase II

01.01.2013 - 31.12.2018

Better Work, a partnership of the International Labour Organization and the International Finance Corporation, improves compliance with core international labour standards in the textile industry. Better Work is relevant to the partner countries of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO in Asia and demonstrates that jobs with higher compliance to labour standards do more for development.

The main goal is to help exporting garment factories in developing countries to comply with the requirements of the international buyers and to improve labour standards in the global supply chain. It does this by promoting compliance with international labour standards and national law in global supply chains as a basis for building socially responsible export strategies enhancing enterprise-level economic and social performance.

Improving Healthcare Hazardous Waste Management in Dakhaleya Governorate, Egypt

01.01.2013 - 31.12.2022

The Healthcare Hazardous Waste Management Project will realize one important aspect of the Egyptian National Strategy for Hazardous Medical Waste Management: the establishment of centralized incineration facilities including the required capacity building and training. The experience made with the project shall be fed back into the future discussion to revise and upgrade the strategy and into a policy dialog to improve health care waste management in Egypt.

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National Quality System, Phase II

01.01.2013 - 31.12.2018

The program aims at improving the capacity of conformity assessment institutions to enable them to provide world class services in the area of standardization, testing, certification and inspection for key export value chains (fruit/vegetables, cocoa, fish products, wood). These value chains will act as drivers for an improved national quality system and have an important poverty reduction potential. Apart from "traditional" quality and health safety standards, the program will also support the uptake and implementation of private voluntary standards by producers.

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Khujand Water Rehabilitation Project Phase III

01.01.2013 - 31.12.2020

EBRD and SECO started cooperation on water supply projects in Tajikistan in 2004 with the Khujand Water Supply Project. Due to promising results achieved in phases I and II of this project, the same design shall now be extended to the wastewater sector in this third project phase.

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North Tajik II Water Supply Project

01.01.2013 - 31.12.2021

Urban water supply in Tajikistan is in bad condition due to the lack of maintenance since the break-up of the Soviet Union. This project aims at improving the water supply in four cities in the North of Tajikistan through the combination of three components: physical investments, corporate development and consumer participation.

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Environmental and social financial standards in Asia

01.12.2012 - 31.12.2018

Developing the human resources of financial institutions in order to create sound, efficient, and responsive financial institutions that are environmentally and socially sustainable can help achieve substantial business benefits.

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Education for Employment program

01.12.2012 - 30.06.2017

The E4E program is to provide Arab Youth in the client countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) with skills that are relevant to the marketplace, so that Arab Youth can earn a better future. The program is implemented by the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

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Bus Terminal Pardubice

07.11.2012 - 14.06.2017

In the last five years, the city of Pardubice has experienced noticeable rises in the use of private cars including the associated negative consequences such as higher levels of air pollution, congestion and traffic accidents. The project aims to improve the quality of public transport in the city of Pardubice by modernizing the present public transport system and by more efficiently integrating urban and regional buses, railway and bicycle transport by creating a multimodal transport node.

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Gostivar Water Supply Project

01.11.2012 - 31.12.2019

The project will improve the water supply system of the City of Gostivar and 8 neighboring villages (in total 61?000 people) and strengthen the strategic planning skills of the municipal public utilities.

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Sustainable Cities in Colombia and Peru

01.11.2012 - 31.12.2020

The private sector can be a source of urban infrastructure financing to close the growing infrastructure gap in Latin America. The IFC LAC Sustainable Cities Program will provide advisory services to support selected cities in attracting the private sector to develop a pool of implementable and bankable high impact infrastructure projects.

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Destination Management Organisation, WISATA II

15.10.2012 - 30.06.2018

The project?s overall aim is to contribute to Indonesia?s economic development through sustainable tourism. Geographically, WISATA II will focus on three new destinations: Toraja (South Sulawesi), Wakatobi (South East Sulawesi) and Tanjung Punting (South Kalimantan), while phasing out support to Flores.

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Farmforce - Digitalisation for Farmers

05.10.2012 - 31.12.2016

Farmforce's objective is to remove trade barriers for smallholding farmers and to use the power of technology to revolutionize how market-linkage and value chain projects are managed. It provides real-time management information to all stakeholders in the value chain, simplifies the monitoring of sustainability standards as well as the traceability of a product and it reduces transaction costs within the whole process.

It is expected that more farmers can be included in market linkage initiatives and that farmers achieve better agronomy practices which lead to higher productivity and quality.

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