Federal Register: September 22, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 184)

DOCID: fr22se08-75 FR Doc E8-22037

MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION

Millennium Challenge Corporation

MCC ID: [MCC 08-13]

NOTICE: NOTICES

DOCID: fr22se08-75

SUBJECT CATEGORY:

Notice of Quarterly Report (April 1, 2008-June 30, 2008)

DOCUMENT SUMMARY:

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is reporting for the quarter April 1, 2008 through June 30, 2008 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 Quarter 3 Total Obligation: $109,773,000 Entity to which the assistance is provided: MCA Madagascar Total Quarterly Disbursement: $8,685,734 Land Tenure Project.............. $37,803,000 Increase Land $10,942,352 Legislative proposal Titling and reflecting the National Security. 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 7,278,223 The number of savings Competition in the accounts and Financial Sector. outstanding value of 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. [[Page 54625]]
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 Investment 17,683,000 Improve 6,298,006 Number of rural Project. Agricultural producers receiving or Projection soliciting information Technologies and from Agricultural Market Capacity in Business Centers about Rural Areas. 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. 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 ................... 10,483,218 Control, Monitoring and
Evaluation.
Pending subsequent reports **.... .............. ................... 2,792,569 Country: Honduras Year: 2008 Quarter 3 Total Obligation: $215,000,000 Entity to which the assistance is provided: MCA Honduras Total Quarterly Disbursement: $2,425,623 Rural Development Project........ 70,687,000 Increase the 13,892,587 Increase in farm income productivity and resulting from Rural business skills of Development Project. farmers who Funds lent by MCA operate small and Honduras to financial mediumsize farms institutions. and their Increase in employment employees. income resulting from Rural Development Project. Number of Program farmers harvesting high value horticulture crops. Number of hectares harvesting highvalue horticulture crops. Transportation Project........... 127,491,876 Reduce 2,950,530 Freight shipment cost transportation from Tegucigalpa to costs between Puerto Cortes. targeted Price of basic food production centers basket. and national, Number of days per year regional and road is passable. global markets. Program Administration * and 16,821,124 ................... 3,797,930 Control, Monitoring and
Evaluation.
Pending subsequent reports **.... .............. ................... 820,880 Country: Cape Verde Year: 2008 Quarter 3 Total Obligation: $110,078,488 Entity to which the assistance is provided: MCA Cape Verde Total Quarterly Disbursement: $856 Watershed and Agricultural 10,848,630 Increase 2,540,462 Increase in Support. agricultural horticultural production in productivity. three targeted Increase in annual watershed areas on income. three islands. Valueadded for farms and agribusiness. Infrastructure Improvement....... 78,760,208 Increase 9,728,013 Volume of goods shipped integration of the between Praia and other internal market islands. and reduce Mobility Ratio: transportation Percentage of costs. beneficiary population who take at least 5 trips per month. Savings on transport costs from improvements. Private Sector Development....... 7,200,000 Spur private sector 228,391 Value added in priority development on all sectors above current islands through trends. increased Volume of private investment in the investment in priority priority sectors sectors above current and through trends. financial sector reform. [[Page 54626]]
Program Administration * and 13,269,650 ................... 5,294,622 Control, Monitoring and
Evaluation.
Pending subsequent reports **.... .............. ................... 202,688 Country: Nicaragua Year: 2008 Quarter 3 Total Obligation: $175,000,000 Entity to which the assistance is provided: MCA Nicaragua Total Quarterly Disbursement: $2,733,324 Property Regularization Project.. 22,000,000 Increase Investment 3,565,857 Value of investment on by strengthening land. property rights. Value of urban land. Value of rural land. Number of days to conduct a land transaction. Total cost to conduct a land transaction. Transportation Project........... 105,193,200 Reduce 5,224,522 Price of a basket of transportation goods. costs between Leon Travel Time. and Chinandega and national, regional and global markets. Rural Business Development 32,897,500 Increase the value 7,694,853 Annual percentage Project. added of farms and increase in valueadded enterprises in the of clients of business region. office. Number of jobs created. Number of program farm plots harvesting higher value crops or reforesting under improvement of Water Supply Activities. Program Administration *, Due 14,909,300 ................... 5,789,142 Diligence, Monitoring and
Evaluation.
Pending subsequent reports **.... .............. ................... 289,788 Country: Georgia Year: 2008 Quarter 3 Total Obligation: $295,300,000 Entity to which the assistance is provided: MCA Georgia Total Quarterly Disbursement: $5,425,650 Regional Infrastructure 211,700,000 Key Regional 33,890,792 Reduction in Akhalkalaki Rehabilitation. Infrastructure NinotsmindaTeleti Rehabilitated. 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 7,496,900 Increase in annual Regions Developed. revenue in portfolio 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 36,100,000 ................... 9,880,202 Diligence, Monitoring and
Evaluation.
Pending subsequent reports **.... .............. ................... 41,339 [[Page 54627]]
Country: Vanuatu Year: 2008 Quarter 3 Total Obligation: $65,690,000 Entity to which the assistance is provided: MCA Vanuatu Total Quarterly Disbursement: $0 Transportation Infrastructure 60,587,816 Facilitate 11,123,498 Number of Tourists. Project. transportation to Number of days per year increase tourism road is closed. and business Number of SW Bay, development. Malekula flights cancelled per year due to flooding. Vessel wait time at wharf. Program Administration *, Due 5,074,768 ................... 691,874 Diligence, Monitoring and
Evaluation.
Pending subsequent reports **.... .............. ................... 67,893 Country: Armenia Year: 2008 Quarter 3 Total Obligation: $235,650,000 Entity to which the assistance is provided: MCA Armenia Total Quarterly Disbursement: $3,938,667 Irrigated Agriculture Project 145,680,000 Increase 10,191,511 Increase in hectares (Agriculture and Water). agricultural covered by high value productivity added horticultural and Improve 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 onfarm 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 Project 67,100,000 Better access to 3,051,693 Government budgetary economic and allocations for routine social maintenance of the infrastructure. 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 ................... 4,102,597 Diligence, Monitoring and
Evaluation.
Pending subsequent reports **.... .............. ................... 1,817,120 Country: Benin Year: 2008 Quarter 3 Total Obligation: $307,298,040 Entity to which the assistance is provided: MCA Benin Total Quarterly Disbursement: $3,004 Access to Financial Services..... 19,650,000 Expand Access to 1,113,118 Operational self Financial Services. sufficiency of 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. Access to Justice................ 34,270,000 Improved Ability of 771,228 Number of cases Justice System to processed at the Enforce Contracts arbitration center. and Reconcile Percentage of all cases Claims. in the ``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. [[Page 54628]]
Access to Land................... 36,020,000 Strengthen property 5,797,561 Total value of rights and additional investments increase in target rural land investment in parcels. rural and urban Total value of land. additional investments in target urban land parcels. Access to Markets................ 169,447,000 Improve Access to 3,240,672 Total metric tons of Markets through exports and imports Improvements to passing through Port of the Port of Cotonou per year. Cotonou. Program Administration *, Due 47,911,040 ................... 6,472,234 Diligence, Monitoring and
Evaluation.
Pending subsequent reports **.... .............. ................... 6,391,225 Country: Ghana Year: 2008 Quarter 3 Total Obligation: $547,009,000 Entity to which the assistance is provided: MCA Ghana Total Quarterly Disbursement: $26,675 Agriculture Project.............. 240,984,050 Enhance 4,701,182 Number of hectares Profitability of irrigated. cultivation, Number of days to services to conduct a land agriculture and transaction. product handling Number of land disputes in support of the in the pilot expansion of registration districts. commercial Registration of land agriculture among rights in the pilot groups of registration districts. smallholder farms. Metric tons of products passing through post harvest 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 289,905 Time/quality per rural institutions procurement. that provide Score card of citizen services satisfaction with complementary to, services. and supportive of, Gross enrollment rates. agricultural and Gender parity in school agriculture enrollment. business Distance to collect development. water. 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................... 143,104,000 Reduce the 89,728 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 61,633,000 ................... 7,451,123 Diligence, Monitoring and
Evaluation.
Pending subsequent reports **.... .............. ................... 3,002,158 Country: El Salvador Year: 2008 Quarter 3 Total Obligation: $460,940,000 Entity to which the assistance is provided: MCA El Salvador Total Quarterly Disbursement: $1,080,991 Human Development Project........ 95,073,470 Increase human and 43,734 Number of students physical capital enrolled in the of residents of Chalatenango Center the Northern Zone functioning as a to take advantage MEGATEC institute. of employment and Graduation rate of business students enrolled in opportunities. the Chalatenango 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 nonformal training activities. [[Page 54629]]
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... 87,466,174 Increase production 128,866 Investment in productive and employment in chains by selected the Northern Zone. beneficiaries. Connectivity Project............. 233,559,995 Reduce travel cost 0 Weighted average of the and time within International Roughness the Northern Zone, Index for the with the rest of rehabilitation of the the country, and Transnational Highway. within the region. Weighted average of the International Roughness Index for the rehabilitation of the network of connecting roads. Program Administration * and 44,840,361 ................... 1,591,125 Control, Monitoring and
Evaluation.
Pending Subsequent Report **..... .............. ................... 4,199,397 Country: Mali Year: 2008 Quarter 3 Total Obligation: $460,811,164 Entity to which the assistance is provided: MCA Mali Total Quarterly Disbursement: $1,428,452 Bamako S[eacute]nou Airport 89,631,177 Establish an 1,377,281 Number of weekly flight Improvement Project. independent and arrivals and secure link to the departures. regional and Average time for global economy. passengers to complete departures and arrivals procedures. Industrial Park Project.......... 94,456,519 Develop a platform 2,080,155 Occupancy level. for industrial Average number of days activity to be required for operator located within the to connect to Airport domain. Industrial Park water and electricity services. Alatona Irrigation Project....... 234,884,675 Increase the 0 Weighted average of the agricultural International Roughness production and Index for the productivity in rehabilitation of the the Alatona zone NionoGoma Coura road. of the ON. 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. 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 institutions and banks in the Alatona zone. Number of active clients of microfinance institutions and banks in the Alatona zone. Program Administration * and 41,838,793 ................... 5,031,561 Control, Monitoring and
Evaluation.
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Pending Subsequent Report **..... .............. ................... 0 Country: Mongolia Year: 2008 Quarter 3 Total Obligation: $5,022,683 Entity to which the assistance is provided: MCA Mongolia Total Quarterly Disbursement: $420,562 Property Rights Project.......... 172,200 Increase security 0 Immovable property value and capitalization of hashaa plots. of land assets Households accessing held by lower bank credit. income Mongolians, Hashaa plots directly and increased peri registered by the urban herder Property Rights productivity and Project. incomes. Income of herder households on longterm lease land. Herd mortality rate. Number of herder groups adopting intensive/semi intensive farm management techniques. Rail Project..................... 0 Increase rail 0 Increase in GDP due to traffic and rail improvements. shipping Freight turnover. efficiency. Mine traffic. Percent of wagons leased by private firms. Railway operating ratio. Customer satisfaction. Wagon time to destination. Average locomotive availability. Vocational Education Project..... 226,600 Increase employment 8,519 Annual salary. and income among Rate of employment. unemployed and Nongovernmental funding underemployed of vocational Mongolians. education. Students completing newly designed long term programs. Certified vocational education teachers. Percent of active teachers receiving

SUMMARY:

Quarterly Report (April 1, 2008- June 30, 2008),