Quality Infrastructure Investment (QII) Partnership
About QII

The World Bank Group and the Government of Japan established the Quality Infrastructure Investment (QII) Partnership with the objective of raising awareness and scaling-up attention to the quality dimensions of infrastructure in developing countries. These include economic efficiency, safety, environmental and social sustainability, local economic and social contribution, as well as resilience against natural disasters. The QII Partnership accomplishes this through financial support for project preparation and implementation, in addition to knowledge dissemination.

The QII Partnership is managed by the Infrastructure, PPP & Guarantees (IPG) Group, housed within the Infrastructure Vice Presidency of the World Bank Group. The Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) oversees knowledge products and their dissemination.

 

 

 

Eligibility for grants under the QII Partnership is limited to projects that are financed by the World Bank Group and that have an approved Project Concept Note.  This provision applies to both Standard Grants and to Just-in-Time Grants.  Projects that are (i) under preparation; (ii) in early stages of implementation; or (iii) under consideration for additional financing are eligible for support from the QII Partnership. Task teams from the following operational units are eligible to submit proposals for grants:

  • Energy Global Practice
  • Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice
  • Transport and Digital Development Global Practice
  • Water Global Practice


Project Grants will be provided under two funding windows:

  • Window 1: Standard Grants for up to $700,000, which are approved following the procedures outlined in Section 4 (Grant Approval Process) below
  • Window 2: Just-in-Time Grants for up to $70,000, which are approved following the procedures outlined in Section 4 (Grant Approval Process) below.


Project teams seeking support from the QII Partnership should demonstrate how the grants will promote enhanced attention to the following elements:

  • Economic Efficiency: achieving value for money over the full project lifecycle; supporting adoption of value-for-money and/or full life-cycle cost considerations in procurement; mixed and flexible use of infrastructure; leveraging of parallel finance for World Bank-financed projects; and project level public-private partnership structuring.
  • Safety: enhancing physical and operational safety and durability through improved construction standards; use of management information systems and smart design.
  • Environmental and Social Sustainability: minimizing harmful environmental impacts; improving welfare for all groups in society, with particular attention to needs of traditionally excluded groups, including gender considerations; increasing accessibility (particularly for elderly and disabled citizens); encouraging citizen engagement in planning.
  • Local Economic and Social Contribution: support of enhanced competitiveness of local firms, particularly small and medium enterprises, through technology transfer and human capital development; facilitation of job creation and productivity growth; support for preservation of cultural heritage; support for citizen security and reduction of crime and violence.
  • Resilience to Natural Disasters: achieving resilience against natural disasters through better understanding of disaster risk to avoid the creation of new risk and reduce existing risk in infrastructure planning, design, construction, use, and operation; adequate systems for disaster preparedness and response.

 

 

      

FY

Grant type

Country

Activity

GP

Grant Amount

Project Size

FY17

Just-in-time

Argentina

Support for the Preparation of ToRs and Early Implementation of the Salado Integrated River Basin Management Support Project

Water

 $ 70,000

300,000,000

FY17

Just-in-time

Bangladesh

Enhancing Quality of Municipal Infrastructure in Bangladesh

Social/Urban- Rural/Resilience

 $ 70,000

410,000,000

FY17

Just-in-time

Ecuador

Quality Infrastructure Investment Partnership (Ecuador Manta)

Water

 $ 70,000

         100,000,000

FY17

Just-in-time

Ecuador

Ecuador Ibarra Transport Infrastructure Improvement Project

Transport

 $ 70,000

52,500,000

FY17

Just-in-time

Mexico

Quality Infrastructure Support for the Mexico Urban Transport Transformation Program

Transport

 $ 70,000

150,000,000

FY17

Just-in-time

Tuvalu

Implications of Sea Level Rise on Coastal Infrastructure

Transport

 $ 70,000

2,880,000

FY17

Standard

Argentina

Preparation and Implementation of Management and Results Plans (PGRs) for main Water Supply & Sanitation Operators of Northern Provinces

Water

 $ 275,000

125,000,000

FY17

Standard

Bangladesh

Bangladesh - QII Enhancement to Clean Air and Sustainable Environment (CASE) Project

Transport

$ 450,000

87,200,000

FY17

Standard

Egypt

Support for the Implementation of Infrastructure Aspects of the Upper Egypt Local Economic Development (UELDP) PforR – a US$ 500 Million Flagship Operation in the MENA Region

Social/Urban- Rural/Resilience

 $ 500,000

500,000,000

FY17

Standard

Ethiopia

Support to Establishment of Effective Pperation and Management Model for Sanitation Facilities in Addis Ababa and 10 Other Selected Cities

Water

 $ 300,000

445,000,000

FY17

Standard

India

Urban Infrastructure for Amaravati City Development

Social/Urban Rural/Resilience

 $ 700,000

300,000,000

FY17

Standard

Mexico

Technical Assistance to the Water Utilities of the MAS Oaxaca Program

Water

 $ 275,000

55,000,000

FY17

Standard

Peru

Supporting Measures to Develop New Management Models and Improve Efficiency of Water Supply and Sanitation Service Providers in Peru

Water

 $ 275,000

100,000,000

FY17

Standard

Tunisia

Support for Implementation of Infrastructure Aspects of the Tunisia Urban Development & Local Governance Program (UDLGP) P for R

Social/Urban Rural/Resilience

 $ 270,000

300,000,000

FY17

Standard

Vietnam

Vietnam City Infrastructure Financing Facility: Provincial Government Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility

Social/Urban Rural/Resilience

 $ 400,000

200,000,000

FY17

Standard

Vietnam

Support to the Vietnam: Results‐based Scaling Pp Rural Sanitation and Water Supply Program

Water

 $ 300,000

200,000,000

FY18

Just-in-time

Africa Regional

Africa Regional Capacity Building for Urban Infrastructure Contract Management (Tanzania, Cameroon, Malawi, DRC, Rwanda, Congo, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Madagascar, Senegal, Nigeria, Benin and Togo)

Transport

 $ 70,000

343,000,000

FY18

Just-in-time

Fiji

Bus Scrappage Financing Model Scheme

Transport

 $ 70,000

50,000,000

FY18

Just-in-time

Kenya

Strengthening Design of Urban Infrastructure and Planning in Nairobi Metropolitan Region

Social/Urban Rural/Resilience

 $ 70,000

300,000,000

FY18

Just-in-time

Philippines

Applying Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) concept to Cebu City and BRT Corridor

Transport

 $ 69,000

116,000,000

FY18

Just-in-time

Vietnam

High-Priority Urban Transport Infrastructures in Haiphong, Vietnam

Transport

 $ 65,000

175,000,000

FY18

Standard

Bangladesh

Support to the Preparation of the Dhaka Sanitation Improvement Project

Water

 $ 300,000

300,000,000

FY18

Standard

Bolivia

Urban Sanitation, Wastewater Treatment and Reuse in Bolivia

Water

 $ 325,000

250,000,000

FY18

Standard

Cambodia

Support to Cambodia Water Supply and Sanitation Project

Water

 $ 150,000

50,000,000

FY18

Standard

DRC

Kinshasa Resilient Urban Development Project

Social/Urban- Rural/Resilience

 $ 700,000

150,000,000

FY18

Standard

Ecuador

Vision and implementation strategy for Transit Oriented development in Quito (phase 1)

Transport

 $ 300,000

205,000,000

FY18

Standard

Egypt

Improving Septage Management in Rural Egypt through Institutional Strengthening, Business Development and ICT

Water

 $ 250,000

550,000,000

FY18

Standard

Lebanon

Support to Preparation of Additional Financing for the Greater Beirut Water Supply Project

Water

 $ 300,000

200,000,000

FY18

Standard

Romania

Investing in Resilient Infrastructure and Institutional Capacity: Cultivating a Model of Sustainable Urban Development in the Heart of Bucharest

Social/Urban Rural/Resilience

 $ 690,000

150,000,000

FY18

Standard

Rwanda

Enhancing Efficiency and Sustainability of Infrastructure Investments in Urban areas of Rwanda

Social/Urban Rural/Resilience

 $ 200,000

95,000,000

FY18

Standard

Sri Lanka, Fiji,

Implementation of Innovative and Efficient Bridge Technologies 

Transport

 $ 192,500

175,000,000

FY18

Standard

Tunisia

Support to Irrigation Infrastructure Performance Enhancement in Tunisia

Water

 $ 300,000

120,000,000

FY18

Standard

Vietnam

Universally Accessible Infrastructure Design and Green Infrastructure Development in the Vietnam Scaling Up Urban Upgrading Project

Social/Urban Rural/Resilience

 $ 650,000

240,000,000

FY18

Standard

Vietnam

Rapid Assessment of Water Security in Vietnam Mekong Delta

Water

 $ 250,000

400,000,000

FY18

Standard

West Bank & Gaza

Promoting Resilient Municipal Services and Infrastructure in Gaza

Social/Urban Rural/Resilience

 $ 400,000

10,000,000

             
         

 $ 9,516,500

7,206,580,000

 



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