115 pages | © February 2015 IFC | Complimentary
The guide aims to assist all players in hydropower development involved in project planning, evaluation (appraisal), implementation and monitoring. It emphasizes the importance of interactions among technical, commercial, permitting/licensing, environmental and social, and financing activities. The technical sections are more detailed and can be used as reference, while the permitting/licensing and financing sections are intended to provide general guidelines; each project needs to consider country- and site-specific requirements. It is a complement and not a substitute for IFC’s Performance Standards and other official guidance documents.