NIGERIA - COVID-19 Crisis Response Budget Support Programme (AFDB-P-NG-KA0-006)

  • Nigeria
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 5, 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.
  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 288.00 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 @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Jul 14, 2023

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Project Description
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The loan to the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the amount of USD 288,500,000 from the African Development Bank resources under the COVID-19 Rapid Response Facility (CRF) is to finance the COVID-19 Response Support Program,designed as a Crisis Response Budget Support (CRBS) Operation. The program results from a request of the Federal Government of Nigeria dated March 25, 2020.

The purpose of the program is to support Nigeria's efforts at fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigating its socioeconomic impact onits citizens and businesses. Its operational policy objective is to support the implementation of the Government's "Integrated Policy Framework" which has a two-pronged approach -addressing the immediate health crisis and mitigating the socioeconomic impact of the outbreak. It has the following expected outcomes: (i) improved health pandemic surveillance and response to COVID-19 emergencies; (ii) enabling micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs)to weather the COVID-19 crisis; and (iii) protecting vulnerable households' livelihoods from the adverse impactof the pandemic. The proposed operation is strongly coordinated with those of the World Bank (WB) and International Monetary Fund (IMF).


Investment Description
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Project funding is UAC 209,156,486.


Contact Information
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The Independent Review Mechanism (IRM), which is administered by the Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (CRMU), is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an African Development Bank (AfDB)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the IRM, it may assist you by either seeking to address your problems by facilitating a dispute resolution dialogue between you and those implementing the project and/or investigating whether the AfDB complied with its policies to prevent environmental and social harms. You can submit a complaint electronically by emailing,,, and/or You can learn more about the IRM and how to file a complaint at

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