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China - Third Shanghai Urban Environment Project (English)

Ratings for the Third Shanghai Urban Environment Project for China were as follows: outcome was moderately satisfactory, Bank performance was moderately satisfactory, and monitoring and evaluation (M and E) quality was substantial. Some lessons learned included: long engagement with the client in fast growing cities can be better accommodated by the use of an adaptable program loan (APL) type instrument that provides gradual and incremental support to improving urban infrastructure and improved service delivery performance. The importance of and the heavy initial investment in developing a bold, long term strategic vision, supported by well-prepared policy frameworks and sectoral master plans are key enabling factors. Building capacity to leverage external funds is more important than the number of environmental projects financed. The district financing vehicle (DFV) successful evolution now has a large potential to serve as a platform to leverage public and private sector funding to finance urban environmental infrastructure. Careful design, including the level of technical assistance (international and or national) and implementing arrangements of any deep policy and institutional strengthening and training (IST) component and activity can lead to greater ownership, added value and desired outcomes that contribute to project development objectives (PDOs). Consider the costs and benefits of purchasing dedicated and specialize insurance to hedge construction risks for some large and technically complex infrastructure investments, according to the circumstances. Financial covenants are not necessarily a good instrument to measure financial sustainability. Significant reduction of the social impact of major construction activities of projects can be achieved by considering the social factors and impacts starting at the feasibility stage and by considering alternative options, good detailed design and the application of modern construction techniques. Strengthened country based teams can improve implementation performance, client communication, quicker problem solving and is can be a key success factor for project outcomes.


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    East Asia and Pacific,

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    China - Third Shanghai Urban Environment Project

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China - Third Shanghai Urban Environment Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.