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Extractives Global
Programmatic Support [EGPS]
ANNUAL REPORT

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The Extractives Global Programmatic Support (EGPS) multi-donor trust fund helps resource-dependent developing countries manage their oil, gas, and mining resources to support poverty reduction and boost inclusive, sustainable growth and development

The EGPS Annual Report 2021 provides details on projects under the Umbrella’s anchor trust fund (EGPS-2) and the Associated Trust Funds. This year’s report also focuses on how EGPS reacted to the ongoing crisis stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlight stories demonstrate how EGPS, through its grants, has helped its clients achieve greater development outcomes and impacts over the last years.

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Our Work

The EGPS is a flexible and demand-driven program that responds to the challenges faced by resource-dependent developing countries. We take a holistic approach to extractive industries’ reform, recognizing that many pieces must be in place for the extractives sector to contribute to equitable growth, ensure environmental sustainability, provide fair and transparent revenue sharing and make a positive contribution to sustainable development.

Our work focuses on four key areas:

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Our Governance
(Associated Trust Funds)

The World Bank introduced Umbrella Trust Fund Programs as a flexible way to align and manage development resources for results at scale. As a result of this consolidation, EGPS is the Umbrella structure covering the oil and gas and mining sectors and hosts associated trust funds (ATFs) that relate to extractive industries.

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Climate Smart Mining

The World Bank launched the Climate-Smart Mining (CSM) Initiative in May 2019 to make mining for minerals climate smart and sustainable. The initiative supports the sustainable extraction and processing of minerals and metals used in clean energy technologies such as wind, solar power, and batteries for energy storage and electric vehicles.

It focuses on helping resource-rich developing countries benefit from the increasing demand for minerals and metals while ensuring the mining sector is managed in a way that minimizes its environmental and climate footprints.

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Our Portfolio

EGPS builds its portfolio from regular calls for proposals. EGPS focuses primarily on resource-rich developing countries (RRDCs). Target countries for EGPS engagement are low-income countries (LICs), lower middle-income countries (LMICs), and upper middle-income countries (UMIC) in this sequence of priority. Within these groups, preference is given to countries affected by fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV).

Two proposal selection rounds were conducted in FY2021. Twenty-two grants totaling $10.8 million were awarded funding and added to the EGPS portfolio.

In total, EGPS has conducted 11 proposal selection rounds (8 under EGPS-1 and 3 under EGPS2), resulting in 131 grants (with a total allocation of $55.8 million) approved by the EGPS Partnership Council to receive funding as of June 30, 2021.

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Our Response to COVID

At the start of the pandemic, EGPS identified two areas where it could make a unique contribution:

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Understanding COVID-19's Impacts on the Extractives Sector and State

An EGPS grant supported a World Bank team and country economists team in Mozambique and Peru to understand the short- to medium-term effects of the pandemic-induced impacts in the oil and gas and metal sectors on GDP, employment, and fiscal revenues in client countries, based on a project-by-project breakdown of existing and prospective operations that allows for a quantified forecast of the aggregated impact on the macro level. The project, executed in just under three months from late April 2020 to early July 2020, generated a first, high-level outlook of the anticipated impact of COVID-19.

Portrait of miner wearing hard hat and mask
Photo: 2021 Sidney Aparicio, Vetas/Santander

COVID-19 Emergency Response for Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Communities

EGPS’s early warning that COVID-19 could pose serious risks to many artisanal miners and their communities set the tone for a global response. The global data collection initiative funded by EGPS informed the design of a targeted COVID-19 emergency response to help address vulnerabilities of artisanal miners and their communities around the world to better cope with pandemic-related impacts.

“Some of the poorest and most vulnerable people work in artisanal and small-scale mining, and we are deeply concerned by the effects of COVID-19 on their lives and livelihoods. We are convinced that EGPS is well-placed to provide significant and concerted support, with its evidence-based approach.”

Monica Rubiolo
Head of Trade Promotion, Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs

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Our Projects

Completed, New, And Ongoing Activities in FY2021

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All World Bank projects are referenced by a project identification number (project ID), and identified with the letter P, followed by a unique number (P#). Financing/funds for the proposals approved by the Partnership Council from the EGPS Program are provided as “grants” (without repayment obligations). Each grant is linked to a project ID; in some cases, more than one grant is linked to the same project, depending on the overall development objective and activities. A grant provided to an external recipient is termed a recipient-executed grant (RETF) and a grant made available to the Bank for implementation of specific project activities is a Bank executed grant (BETF). A country-specific grant finances activity in one country; a global grant finances activity in more than one country or in more than one region.

The EGPS is a flexible and demand-driven program that responds to the challenges faced by resource-dependent developing countries. We take a holistic approach to extractive industries’ reform, recognizing that many pieces must be in place for the extractives sector to contribute to equitable growth, ensure environmental sustainability, provide fair and transparent revenue sharing and make a positive contribution to sustainable development.

Our work focuses on four key areas:

The World Bank introduced Umbrella Trust Fund Programs as a flexible way to align and manage development resources for results at scale. As a result of this consolidation, EGPS is the Umbrella structure covering the oil and gas and mining sectors and hosts associated trust funds (ATFs) that relate to extractive industries.

Climate Smart Mining icon

Climate Smart Mining

The World Bank launched the Climate-Smart Mining (CSM) Initiative in May 2019 to make mining for minerals climate smart and sustainable. The initiative supports the sustainable extraction and processing of minerals and metals used in clean energy technologies such as wind, solar power, and batteries for energy storage and electric vehicles.

It focuses on helping resource-rich developing countries benefit from the increasing demand for minerals and metals while ensuring the mining sector is managed in a way that minimizes its environmental and climate footprints.

EGPS builds its portfolio from regular calls for proposals. EGPS focuses primarily on resource-rich developing countries (RRDCs). Target countries for EGPS engagement are low-income countries (LICs), lower middle-income countries (LMICs), and upper middle-income countries (UMIC) in this sequence of priority. Within these groups, preference is given to countries affected by fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV).

Two proposal selection rounds were conducted in FY2021. Twenty-two grants totaling $10.8 million were awarded funding and added to the EGPS portfolio.

In total, EGPS has conducted 11 proposal selection rounds (8 under EGPS-1 and 3 under EGPS2), resulting in 131 grants (with a total allocation of $55.8 million) approved by the EGPS Partnership Council to receive funding as of June 30, 2021.

At the start of the pandemic, EGPS identified two areas where it could make a unique contribution:

COVID-19 icon

Understanding COVID-19's Impacts on the Extractives Sector and State

An EGPS grant supported a World Bank team and country economists team in Mozambique and Peru to understand the short- to medium-term effects of the pandemic-induced impacts in the oil and gas and metal sectors on GDP, employment, and fiscal revenues in client countries, based on a project-by-project breakdown of existing and prospective operations that allows for a quantified forecast of the aggregated impact on the macro level. The project, executed in just under three months from late April 2020 to early July 2020, generated a first, high-level outlook of the anticipated impact of COVID-19.

Portrait of miner wearing hard hat and mask
Photo: 2021 Sidney Aparicio, Vetas/Santander

COVID-19 Emergency Response for Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Communities

EGPS’s early warning that COVID-19 could pose serious risks to many artisanal miners and their communities set the tone for a global response. The global data collection initiative funded by EGPS informed the design of a targeted COVID-19 emergency response to help address vulnerabilities of artisanal miners and their communities around the world to better cope with pandemic-related impacts.

Completed, New, And Ongoing Activities in FY2021

Man standing in muddy water sifting a pan for precious elements

All World Bank projects are referenced by a project identification number (project ID), and identified with the letter P, followed by a unique number (P#). Financing/funds for the proposals approved by the Partnership Council from the EGPS Program are provided as “grants” (without repayment obligations). Each grant is linked to a project ID; in some cases, more than one grant is linked to the same project, depending on the overall development objective and activities. A grant provided to an external recipient is termed a recipient-executed grant (RETF) and a grant made available to the Bank for implementation of specific project activities is a Bank executed grant (BETF). A country-specific grant finances activity in one country; a global grant finances activity in more than one country or in more than one region.

OUR DONORS

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Australia
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Belguim
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Canada
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European Commission
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Finland
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France
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Germany
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Netherlands
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Norway
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Switzerland
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United Kingdom

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Extractives Global Programmatic Support (EGPS) Multi-Donor Trust Fund helps resource-dependent developing countries manage their oil, gas, and mining resources to support poverty reduction and boost inclusive, sustainable growth and development.

CONTACT US

Sven Ulrich Renner
Program Manager
World Bank 1850 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA

Charlotte Ampaire
External Affairs Officer
World Bank 1850 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA