• Gambia
  • Liberia
  • Sierra Leone
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  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jul 24, 2020
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 24.76 million
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Primary Source

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Updated in EWS Sep 9, 2020

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Project Description

According to bank provided information, the Programme seeks to contribute to the rapid response to COVID-19 with a view to containing the spread of the pandemic, alleviate suffering of the vulnerable, and enhance economic resilience. The Programme' s components are: (i) strengthening capacity to contain the COVID-19 pandemic; (ii) safeguarding livelihoods through provision of social support to the most vulnerable; and (iii) contributing to economic resilience and public accountability.

The proposed multi-country ADF grant totalling UA 38.15 million comprising:(i) an ADF Grant of UA 5 million and a TSF Pillar I Grant of UA 5 million to the Republic of The Gambia; (ii) an ADF Grant of UA 3.14 million and a TSF Pillar I Grant of UA 7.01 million to the Republic of Liberia ; and (iii) an ADF Grant of UA 9 million and a TSF Pillar I Grant of UA 9 million to the Republic of Sierra Leone to finance the Multi-Country COVID-19 Crisis Response Support Programme (MCCRSP) in the three countries (hereinafter referred to as GLS countries). The MCCRSP is a Crisis Response Budget Support (CRBS) under the COVID-19 Crisis Response Facility (CRF). It seeks to contribute to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate its impact in the GLS countries.Its operational policy objectives are to: (a) strengthen Government's capacity to contain COVID-19; (b) expand social protection to vulnerable groups; and (c) contribute to the countries' economic resilience and public accountability.

Investment Description
  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
Contact Information

KAMANGA Fenwick Dingiswayo 


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