Concept Paper for Bank Support to Pre-Qualification of Oil and Gas Exploration/Production Blocks Andean/Amazon Basin Countries

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Nov 2000
This document presents a concept paper, intended to assist the Andean/Amazon Basin countries to develop proposals, in consultation with indigenous organizations, for 1) the financing of consultations with indigenous peoples and 2) the undertaking of a series of environmental, and socio-cultural activities prior to the governments' calls for bids on oil and gas exploration/development blocks. Although the Initiative is restricted to the hydrocarbon sector, it can be applied more broadly to bids on other similar activities such as mining and forestry resource concessions. Accordingly, it can be seen as a model for other activities and government ministries.