Federal Register: April 21, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 77)

DOCID: fr21ap08-112 FR Doc E8-8590

MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION

Millennium Challenge Corporation

MCC ID: [MCC FR 08-03]

NOTICE: NOTICES

DOCID: fr21ap08-112

SUBJECT CATEGORY:

Notice of Quarterly Report (October 1, 2007--December 31, 2007)

DOCUMENT SUMMARY:

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is reporting for the quarter October 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007 with respect to both assistance provided under Section 605 of the Millennium Challenge Act of 2003 (Pub. L. 108199, Division D (the Act)), and transfers or allocations of funds to other federal agencies pursuant to Section 619(b) of the Act. The following report shall be made available to the public by means of publication in the Federal Register and on the Internet Web site of the MCC (http://www.mcc.gov) in accordance with Section 612(b) of the Act.
Assistance Provided Under Section 605 Cumulative Projects Obligated Objectives disbursements Measures Country: Madagascar Year: 2008 Entity to which the assistance is provided: MCA Madagascar Total Quarterly Disbursement: $0 Land Tenure Project............ $37,803,000...... Increase Land $4,308,910....... Legislative proposal Titling and reflecting the Security. National Land Tenure Program submitted to Parliament and passed. Number of land disputes reported and resolved in the target zones and sites of implementation. Percentage of land documents inventoried, restored, and/or digitized. Average time and cost required to carry out property transactions. Percent of reported land conflicts resolved on titled land in zone 3, 4, 5 during the title regularization operations Percentage of land in the zones that is demarcated and ready for titling. Finance Project................ $35,888,000...... Increase $3,599,784....... The number of savings Competition in accounts and the Financial outstanding value of Sector. accounts from primary banks. Maximum check clearing delay. Volume of funds in payment system and number of transactions. Increased public awareness of new financial instruments as measured by surveys within intervention zones and large towns. The amount of government debt issued with maturities in excess of 52 weeks. The number of new individual investors buying government debt securities. The number of bank branches of the Central Bank of Madagascar capable of accepting auction tenders. Percentage of all loans included in the central database. Agricultural Business $17,683,000...... Improve $4,819,510....... Number of rural Investment Project. Agricultural producers receiving Projection or soliciting Technologies and information from Market Capacity Agricultural Business in Rural Areas. Centers about the opportunities. Intervention zones identified and description of beneficiaries within each zone submitted. Number of visitors receiving information from National Coordinating Center with respect to business opportunities. [[Page 21382]]
Change in farm income due to improved production and marketing practices. Change in enterprise income due to improved production and marketing practices. Number of farmers and business employing technical assistance received. Program Administration* and $18,399,000...... ................. $9,361,121 Control, Monitoring and
Evaluation.
Pending subsequent reports**... ................. ................. $640,940 Country: Honduras Year: 2008 Quarter 1 Total Obligation: $215,000,000 Entity to which the assistance is provided: MCA Honduras Total Quarterly Disbursement: $3,952,445 Rural Development Project...... $70,687,000...... Increase the $9,461,696....... Increase in farm productivity and income resulting from business skills Rural Development of farmers who Project. operate small Funds lent by MCA and mediumsize Honduras to financial farms and their institutions. employees. Increase in employment income resulting from Rural Development Project. Number of Program farmers harvesting highvalue horticulture crops. Number of hectares harvesting highvalue horticulture crops. Transportation Project......... $127,208,000..... Reduce $1,929,507....... Freight shipment cost transportation from Tegucigalpa to costs between Puerto Cortes. targeted Price of basic food production basket. centers and Number of days per national, year road is regional and passable. global markets. Program Administration* and $17,105,000...... ................. $2,376,136 Control, Monitoring and
Evaluation.
Pending subsequent reports**... ................. ................. $1,577,787 Country: Cape Verde Year: 2008 Entity to which the assistance is provided: MCA Cape Verde Total Quarterly Disbursement: $0 Watershed and Agricultural $10,848,630...... Increase $291,362......... Increase in Support. agricultural horticultural production in productivity. three targeted Increase in annual watershed areas income. on three islands. Valueadded for farms and agribusiness. Infrastructure Improvement..... $78,760,208...... Increase $6,154,186....... Volume of goods integration of shipped between Praia the internal and other islands. market and Mobility Ratio: reduce Percentage of transportation beneficiary costs. population who take at least 5 trips per month. Savings on transport costs from improvements. Private Sector Development..... $7,200,000....... Spur private $14,641.......... Value added in sector priority sectors development on above current trends. all islands Volume of private through investment in increased priority sectors investment in above current trends. the priority sectors and through financial sector reform. Program Administration* and $13,269,650...... ................. $3,775,862....... ...................... Control, Monitoring and
Evaluation.
Pending subsequent reports**... ................. ................. $3,694,566 ...................... [[Page 21383]]
Country: Nicaragua Year: 2008 Quarter 1 Total Obligation: $175,000,000 Entity to which the assistance is provided: MCA Nicaragua Total Quarterly Disbursement: $4,669,211 Property Regularization Project $26,400,000...... Increase $1,358,563....... Value of investment on investment by land. strengthening Value of urban land. property rights. Value of rural land. Number of days to conduct a land transaction. Total cost to conduct a land transaction. Transportation Project......... $92,800,000...... Reduce $2,573,281....... Price of a basket of transportation goods. costs between Travel Time. Leon and Chinandega and national, regional and global markets. Rural Business Development $33,500,000...... Increase the $3,997,215....... Annual percentage Project. value added of increase in value farms and added of clients of enterprises in business office. the region. Number of jobs created. Number of program farm plots harvesting highervalue crops or reforesting under improvement of Water Supply Activities. Program Administration,* Due $22,300,000...... ................. $4,169,032 ...................... Diligence, Monitoring and
Evaluation.
Pending subsequent reports**... ................. ................. $2,256,236 ...................... Country: Georgia Year: 2008 Quarter 1 Total Obligation: $294,693,400 Entity to which the assistance is provided: MCA Georgia Total Quarterly Disbursement: $8,618,845 Regional Infrastructure $211,700,000..... Key Regional $16,722,162...... Reduction in Rehabilitation. Infrastructure Akhalkalaki Rehabilitated. NinotsmindaTeleti journey time. Reduction in vehicle operating costs. Increase in internal regional traffic volumes. Decreased technical losses in gas through the main NorthSouth pipeline. Reduction in the production of greenhouse gas emissions measured in tons of CO2 equivalent. Increased collection rate of the Georgian Gas Company (GOGC). Number of household beneficiaries served by Regional Infrastructure Development projects. Actual operations and maintenance expenditures. Regional Enterprise Development $47,500,000...... Enterprises in $6,190,868....... Increase in annual Regions revenue in portfolio Developed. companies. Increase in number of portfolio company employees and number of local suppliers. Increase in portfolio companies' wages and payments to local suppliers. Jobs created. Increase in aggregate incremental net revenue to project assisted firms. Direct household net income. Direct household net income for market information initiative beneficiaries. Number of beneficiaries. Program Administration,* Due 35,493,400....... ................. $7,395,795 ...................... Diligence, Monitoring and
Evaluation.
Pending subsequent reports**... ................. ................. $8,347,230 ...................... [[Page 21384]]
Country: Vanuatu Year: 2008 Quarter 1 Total Obligation: $65,690,000 Entity to which the assistance is provided: MCA Vanuatu Total Quarterly Disbursement: $0 Transportation Infrastructure $60,615,232...... Facilitate $63,685.......... Number of Tourists. Project. transportation Number of days per to increase year road is closed. tourism and Number of SW Bay, business Malekula flights development. cancelled per year due to flooding. Vessel wait time at wharf. Program Administration,* Due $5,074,768....... ................. $1,608,111 ...................... Diligence, Monitoring and
Evaluation.
Pending subsequent reports**... ................. ................. $334,812 ...................... Country: Armenia Year: 2008 Quarter 1 Total Obligation: $235,650,000 Entity to which the assistance is provided: MCA Armenia Total Quarterly Disbursement: $3,327,390 Irrigated Agriculture Project $145,690,000..... Increase $5,634,541....... Increase in hectares (Agriculture and Water). agricultural covered by high value productivity added horticultural Improve and and fruit crops. Quality of Percentage of Irrigation. respondents satisfied with irrigation services. Share of Water User Association water charges as percentage of Water User Association annual operations and maintenance costs. Number of farmers using improved on farm water management practices. Annual increase in irrigated land in Project area. State budget expenditures on maintenance of irrigation system. Value of loans provided under the project. Rural Road Rehabilitation $67,100,000...... Better access to $1,378,446....... Government budgetary Project. economic and allocations for social routine maintenance infrastructure. of the entire road network Average daily traffic in Project area. Kilometers of Package 1 road sections rehabilitated. ................. Kilometers of Package 2 road sections rehabilitated. Kilometers of Package 3 road sections rehabilitated. Program Administration,* Due $22,870,000...... ................. $2,732,235....... ...................... Diligence, Monitoring and
Evaluation.
Pending subsequent reports **.. ................. ................. $1,515,257 ...................... Country: Benin Year: 2008 Quarter 1 Total Obligation: $307,298,040 Entity to which the assistance is provided: MCA Benin Total Quarterly Disbursement: $4,044,765 Access to Financial Services... $19,650,000...... Expand Access to $443,003......... Operational self Financial sufficiency of Services. participating microfinance institutions. Number of microfinance institutions supervised by the microfinance cellule. Total incremental increase in value of new credit extended and savings received by financial institutions participating in the project. Share value of all loans outstanding that have one or more installments of principal over 30 days past due. Total number of loans guaranteed by land titles per year. [[Page 21385]]
Access to Justice.............. $34,270,000...... Improved Ability $251,766......... Number of cases of Justice processed at the System to arbitration center. Enforce Percentage of all Contracts and cases in the Reconcile Claims. ``Tribunal de Premiere Instance'' courts per year. Percentage of all cases resolved in court of appeals per year. Average distance to reach TPI. Number of enterprises registered through the registration center. Average number of days required to register an enterprise. Access to Land................. $36,020,000...... Strengthen $2,299,452....... Total value of property rights additional and increase investments in target investment in rural land parcels. rural and urban Total value of land. additional investments in target urban land parcels. Access to Markets.............. $169,447,000..... Improve Access to $1,773,328....... Total metric tons of Markets through exports and imports Improvements to passing through Port the Port of of Cotonou per year. Cotonou. Program Administration,* Due $47,911,040...... ................. $4,577,954 ...................... Diligence, Monitoring and
Evaluation.
Pending subsequent reports**... ................. ................. $8,126,902 Country: Ghana Year: 2008 Quarter 1 Total Obligation: $547,009,000 Entity to which the assistance is provided: MCA Ghana Total Quarterly Disbursement: $4,100,398 Agriculture Project............ $242,352,550..... Enhance $2,743,432....... Number of hectares Profitability of irrigated. cultivation, Number of days to services to conduct a land agriculture and transaction. product handling Number of land in support of disputes in the pilot the expansion of registration commercial districts. agriculture Registration of land among groups of rights in the pilot smallholder registration farms. districts. Metric tons of products passing through postharvest treatment. Portfolioatrisk of agriculture loan fund. Value of loans disbursed to clients from agricultural loan fund. Number of additional loans. Vehicle operating costs on minor, medium and major rehabilitated roads. Rural Development.............. $101,288,000..... Strengthen the $136,369......... Time/ quality per rural procurement. institutions Score card of citizen that provide satisfaction with services services. complementary Gross enrollment to, and rates. supportive of, Gender parity in agricultural and school enrollment. agriculture Distance to collect business water. development. Time to collect water. Distance to sanitation facility. Travel time to sanitation facility. Incidence of guinea worm, diarrhea or bilharzias. Average number of days lost due to guinea worm, diarrhea or bilharzias. Percentage of households, schools, and agricultural processing plants in target districts with electricity. Number of interbank transactions. Value of deposit accounts in rural banks. Transportation................. $141,735,500..... Reduce the $30,424.......... Volume capacity ratio. transportation Vehicles per hour at costs affecting peak hour. agriculture Travel time at peak commerce at sub hour. regional levels. International roughness index. Annual average daily vehicle and passenger traffic. Program Administration,* Due $61,632,950...... ................. $3,257,906....... ...................... Diligence, Monitoring and
Evaluation.
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Pending subsequent reports**... ................. ................. $7,272,608 Country: El Salvador Year: 2008 Quarter 1 Total Obligation: $460,939,996 Entity to which the assistance is provided: MCA El Salvador Total Quarterly Disbursement: $1,810,602 Human Development Project...... $91,674,603...... Increase human $0............... Number of students and physical enrolled in the capital of Chalatenango Center residents of the functioning as a Northern Zone to MEGATEC institute. take advantage Graduation rate of of employment students enrolled in and business the Chalatenango opportunities. Center functioning as a MEGATEC institute. Number of students enrolled in participating middle technical schools. Graduation rate of students enrolled in participating middle technical schools. Number of students enrolled in non formal training activities. Graduation rate of students enrolled in nonformal training activities. Number of households with access to water in the Northern Zone. Number of households with access to basic sanitation in the Northern Zone. Number of households with electricity in the Northern Zone. Number of individuals that benefit annually from the strategic infrastructure projects. Productive Development Project. $84,196,330...... Increase $0............... Investment in production and productive chains by employment in selected the Northern beneficiaries. Zone.
Connectivity Project........... $234,963,039..... Reduce travel $0............... Weighted average of cost and time the International within the Roughness Index for Northern Zone, the rehabilitation of with the rest of the Transnational the country, and Highway. within the Weighted average of region. the International Roughness Index for the rehabilitation of the network of connecting roads. Program Administration * and $50,106,024...... ................. $0............... Control, Monitoring and
Evaluation.
Pending Subsequent Report **... ................. ................. $4,034,819 Country: Mali Year: 2008 Quarter 1 Total Obligation $460,684,411 Entity to which the assistance is provided: MCA Mali Total Quarterly Disbursement: $1,485,669 Bamako Senou Airport $89,631,177...... Establish an $263,697......... Number of weekly Improvement Project. independent and flight arrivals and secure link to departures. the regional and Average time for global economy. passengers to complete departures and arrivals procedures. Industrial Park Project........ $94,563,559...... Develop a $529,093......... Occupancy level. platform for Average number of days industrial required for operator activity to be to connect to located within Industrial Park water the Airport and electricity domain.. services. Alatona Irrigation Project..... $234,674,675..... Increase the $0............... Weighted average of agricultural the International production and Roughness Index for productivity in the rehabilitation of the Alatona zone the NionoGoma Coura of the ON.. road. Annual average daily count of vehicles on the NionoGoma Coura road. Total amount of land irrigated by the Project in the Alatona zone. Average water volume delivered at the farm level in the Alatona zone. Crop water requirements as a percentage share of water supply at the canal headworks in the Alatona Zone. Number of 5 and 10 hectare farm plots allocated in the Alatona zone. [[Page 21387]]
Total market garden parcels allocated in the Alatona zone. Number of titles registered in the land registration office granted to households in the Alatona zone. Number of students enrolled in schools established by the Project. Graduation rate of students enrolled in schools established by the Project. Number of farms adopting at least one new extension technique as a percentage of all farms receiving technical assistance under the Project. Total amount of credit extended in loan portfolios by participating microfinance

SUMMARY:

Quarterly Report (October 1, 2007- December 31, 2007),