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Ministerials Paragraphs Related to the Theme Paragraphs VII Summit
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Date:  4/29/2014 
Justice Services Improvement Project, Peru
The development objective of the Second Justice Services Improvement Project for Peru is to improve the quality of service delivery by the participating institutions and to enhance access to justice with a focus on citizens' needs for justice services. There are four components to the project. The first component of the project is improved justice services delivery. The objective of this component is to support improvements in procedural processing time and attention to users of justice services through the provision of technical assistance to improve the efficiency and timeliness of services offered by the Judiciary and the Attorney General's Office (AGO), among other institutions. The second component of the project is improved human resources management capacity. This component seeks to enhance the human resources management capacity of personnel in the participating institutions through a performance-based methodology of selection, evaluation, promotion and sanction, and through more integrated training programs. This includes the use of modern concepts of human resources planning and performance, such as the use of performance-based management. The third component of the project is enhanced transparency and access to justice. This component aims to develop a stronger anti-corruption strategy for the Judiciary, including training for magistrates and personnel of the OCMA (Anti-corruption Office of the Judiciary). This component also seeks to enhance access to justice for resource-poor citizens, including support for legal aid and conciliation services through the Ministry of Justice (ALEGRAs) and through promoting participatory campaigns with civil society. The fourth component of the project is project management, monitoring, and evaluation. This component seeks to maintain and to strengthen the Project Coordination Unit (PCU), including strengthening procurement, financial management and monitoring and evaluation capacities within the Judiciary (where the PCU is located) to implement the project on behalf of the five participating institutions. Commitment amount: US$ 20.00 million.

Activities:
Component 1 - Improvement of Justice Service Delivery: Assists the participating agencies to implement the new oral procedures, including modern court management systems. - Component 2 - Human Resource Professional Development: Assists the Judicial Council, Judiciary, Judicial Academy and AGO to recruit and retain quality personnel and provides them with appropriate professional development. - Component 3 - Enhanced Access to Justice: Focuses on strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Justice, the Judiciary and the AGO as well as the practicing Bar to conduct cases under the new CPC (Código Procesal Civil) and introduce oral proceedings more broadly.

http://www.worldbank.org/projects/P110752/justice-services-improvement-project-ii?lang=en&tab=overview

Beneficiaries: Peruvian citizens

Partners and financing: Government of Peru
Paragraphs: 6 Paragraphs VII Summit: -

Date:  4/29/2014 
Nicaragua Rural Telecom
The objective of the Rural Telecommunications Project is to increase access to and reduces costs of telecommunications services in rural areas of Nicaragua. The project finances the costs associated with scaling-up activities for providing telecommunications services in Nicaragua's Caribbean coastal region and Rio San Juan; both regions being of high priority for the Government of Nicaragua. The addition of these regions offers telecom coverage to most of rural Nicaragua, thereby filling a significant gap in access. The project includes the expansion of activities under all three components: (a) expansion of telecommunication infrastructure in rural areas; (b) institutional strengthening of the sector regulator and technical assistance to rural communities; and (c) project management and auditing. In addition, the project includes the revision of project indicators, to include, among others, core Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) indicators as required by current guidelines and changes in targets to take the scaled-up activities into account.

Activities:
Component 1 - Rural Access: Under this component, new broadband internet points of presence have been installed in 101 (out of 153) municipalities throughout the country. With the exception of the majority of municipalities in the Caribbean coastal region and Rio San Juan regions, most of Nicaragua’s rural municipalities now have access to broadband services at the same prices as in Managua. Thirty-six radio base stations and 104 telecenters have been installed for access to mobile and internet in rural communities at affordable rates. Two additional base stations will be installed before the end of the original project for a total of 38. Furthermore, an independent impact evaluation found telecommunications infrastructure as well as the telecenters financially and operationally sustainable, and closely monitored by local stakeholders, including TELCOR. In this context, overall management of the telecenters will be handed-over to FITEL (telecom investment fund) to guarantee its long-term sustainability. Additionally, close to 600 public phones have been installed in rural areas that did not have a public access points before. Of these public phones, 100 were installed in communities without access to electrical power by using renewable sources of energy (e.g. solar and wind). - Component 2 - Regulatory Capacity Strengthening and Technical Assistance to Communities: Under this component, a new regulatory framework on microtelcos (small scale telecom operators) was approved in August 2011 to foster local entrepreneurship. Additionally, a new Telecommunications Law has been drafted and is being reviewed by the executive branch of Government (including TELCOR) before presentation to Congress. Furthermore, the Project has been supporting various training activities for TELCOR staff, and following cooperation agreements with the Government of Finland, the Project and TELCOR has been supporting the installation of e-government applications in over 50 municipalities (registry of cattle branding, citizen registry, internal accounting and tax collection).

http://www.worldbank.org/projects/P089989/nicaragua-rural-telecom?lang=en&tab=overview

Beneficiaries: 200,000 Nicaraguans in Rural Areas

Partners and financing: Government of Nicaragua, TELCOR
Paragraphs: 4 Paragraphs VII Summit: -

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