Somalia - Economic and Financial Reforms Support Program (EFRSP) (AFDB-P-SO-K00-003)

  • Somalia
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
Feb 26, 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.
Federal Republic of Somalia
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Finance
  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 122.55 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 Sep 10, 2020

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the proposed operation is a grant to the Federal Republic of Somalia of UA 89 million from pillar I of the Transition Support Facility (TSF) from ADF-14 resources, to finance the Economic and Financial Reforms Support Program (EFRSP). The Program complements Somalia's efforts to advance its development agenda (consolidate peace, accelerate reductions in poverty and income inequality, catalyze needed financing for transformative growth generating infrastructure). It consists of two broad components namely: (i) strengthening domestic revenue mobilization and public financial management; and (ii) advancing financial sector development. The operation has been designed in anticipation of Somalia's arrears clearance, a process being undertaken by the United Kingdom (UK). It takes into account the need for the Bank to step up its re-engagement with Somalia, post-arrears clearance, and to support the country's on-going economic and financial reforms. The implementation of the reforms being supported by the program is expected to lead to high, sustainable and inclusive growth for Somalia. This operation is strongly coordinated with those of the WB and IMF.

The goal of the proposed program is to restore fiscal and economic stability through improved Public Financial Management (PFM). Consistent with the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) reform program, the overall operational objectives of the proposed operation are to (i) support the building of a strong foundation for inclusive and selfreliant economic growth; and (ii) build state capacity for transparent and accountable management of public resources, enhance financial sector stability, and strengthen compliance with the framework for anti-money laundering/combatting the financing of terrorism. The proposed operation will lay the foundation for longer-term engagement in policy dialogue with the FGS.

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