TZ-PSSN Additional Financing (WB-P151838)

  • Tanzania
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
Jun 16, 2016
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.
Republic of Tanzania
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 200.00 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)
$ 200.00 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 Aug 14, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Apr 7, 2016

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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.
The development objective of the Productive Social Safety Net (PSSN) Project for Tanzania is to create a comprehensive, efficient, well-targeted productive social safety net system for the poor and vulnerable section of the Tanzanian population. The International Development Association (IDA) additional financing (AF) will complement government funds, as well as resources provided by development partners, including grants from the United Kingdom (UK) Department for International Development (DFID), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID). AF will contribute to the government’s goal of reducing the incidence of extreme poverty through the scale-up and further consolidation of the social safety net system in the country. The AF will support the implementation of activities to: (a) increase coverage of the conditional cash transfer (CCT) and the labor intensive public work (PW) to 1 million and 600,000 households, respectively, and expand the scope of the community savings promotion (COMSP) component to include livelihoods enhancement (LE) activities to support income-generating capacity for 250,000 households, and (b) increase the efficiency of the PSSN by further integrating and coordinating the common targeting mechanisms, single registry of beneficiaries, management information system (MIS), monitoring and evaluation system (M and E), payments system, and the grievance redress mechanism (GRM). The restructuring sets two aspects: (a) extension of the closing date until December 31, 2019, and (b) a waiver of OP 4.10 - indigenous peoples and the preparation and implementation of the vulnerable groups planning framework (VGPF).
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