Productive & Resilient Intermediate Cities (WB-P169332)

  • Mauritania
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Feb 20, 2020
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Islamic Republic of Mauritania
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Finance
  • Infrastructure
  • Law and Government
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 50.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jul 26, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Apr 4, 2019

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

According to bank documents, the objectives of this operation are: (i) to improve access to services for both the population and the private sector in selected areas; and (ii) to improve the capacity of local government in the areas of planning, management, and financial management.

The project will comprise four components:

  1. Resilient infrastructure investment and service delivery in select towns and adjacent territories (42 million USD): This component aims to support the development of communal or inter-municipal economic and basic infrastructures and services in selected areas (either intermediary cities or newly created towns or adjacent territories) to increase access to services and better manage future urban growth. Infrastructure of interest could consist of urban roads, urban drainage systems, electricity lines, solid or liquid waste management infrastructure, public facilities and space for youth, regional or local markets, etc. All infrastructure will be designed with climate change considerations, and many of the proposed types of infrastructure will directly support climate resilience.

  2. Technical support towards improved planning and local management (3 million USD). This component aims at providing technical support to local actors, in particular the municipal institutions, as well as the regional councils and other relevant local institutions (associations, private sector representation, etc.), to improve their
    capacity to prepare and implement development plans that will yield higher impacts in access to services, economic development and poverty reduction.

  3. Project management (5 million USD). This component will support the implementation of all project activities in accordance with the Bank’s policies and guidelines in the area of coordination, supervision, financial management, procurement, audits, safeguards, monitoring and evaluation.

  4. Contingency Emergency Response Component (0 million USD). Should a natural event precipitate a major disaster affecting the livelihoods of people living in the project area, the government may request the World Bank to reallocate project funds to cover some costs of emergency response and recovery.
Investment Description
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Contact Information
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World Bank:
Farouk Mollah Banna, Alexandra Le Courtois
Senior Urban Sanitation Specialist

Islamic Republic of Mauritania
Mohammed Salem Nany
Directeur General Adjoint des Investissements Public et de l

Implementing Agency:
Cellule du PNIDDLE
Mohammed Ould Babetta


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