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East Asia & the Pacific

East Asia & the Pacific 

The Nam Ou River Basin, home to a cascade of seven hydropower dams, is rapidly changing. IFC and Lao PDR officials intend to identify key characteristics of the basin and create a comprehensive profile.
An estimated 2,200 staff from Mongolia’s 14 banks were trained on sustainable finance over the past year, thanks to a program being led by the country’s financial sector with support from IFC.
“IFC’s Performance Standards could be used as a guideline, or a checklist when reviewing environmental impact assessments,” said U Hein Htet, Deputy Director General, Department of Electric Power Planning at MOEP.
Training with IFC is providing EDL-Gen hydro plant managers with practical tools and guidelines to better understand and mitigate their environmental and social risks.
“Hydropower companies in Myanmar need an opportunity to network, learn from each other’s experiences, and collaborate on how to overcome challenges," said Robert Allen, Chair of Lao PDR’s Hydropower Developers’ Working Group.


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IFC East Asia & the Pacific

IFC in East Asia and the Pacific focuses on supporting sustainable, private sector-led development to ensure the region’s economic growth reaches all segments of society. Around half of our investments in fiscal year 2012 were in the region’s poorest countries with IFC opening up access to finance for small and medium enterprises, connecting rural households to electricity for the first time, improving access to healthcare, and fighting climate change by improving energy efficiency.

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