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Date: January 2017 | Client: International Finance Corporation (IFC) | Sector: Water | Water networks | Expertise: Cost benefit analysis & impact assessment
Evaluating the social and economic impact of investments in wastewater
How we did it
The review aimed to identify adequacy of existing tools for assessing wastewater corporate investments’ development impacts, as a precursor to developing a dedicated Environmental and Social Impact Evaluation (ESIE) framework for IFC’s investments in the sector.
What we found
We summarised these findings and proposed a Wastewater sector Theory of Change that describes the chain of events triggered by an IFC investment that leads to development impacts. Finally we identified ESIE methodologies, assessed their adequacy, and specified the corresponding data requirements to estimate the development impacts of IFC investments in the wastewater sector.
CEPA also was commissioned to evaluate IFC's Chinese portfolio and provide an excel-based tool to help IFC conduct its own ex-ante analysis.
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