Health System Support (WB-P156165)

  • Mauritania
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
May 19, 2017
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 17.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 19.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 14, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Oct 3, 2016

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Project Description
The development objective of the Health System Support Project for Mauritania is to improve utilization and quality of reproductive maternal neonatal and child health (RMNCH) services in selected regions, and, in the event of an eligible crisis or emergency, to provide immediate and effective response to said eligible crisis or emergency. The project comprises of four components. The first component, support to improving utilization of quality RMNCH services through performance-based financing (PBF) consists of following sub-components: (i) provision of PBF payments to health service providers; and (ii) verification and counter-verification. The second component, support to increasing demand for health services will support activities on the demand-side to promote and facilitate access to health services, especially for the poorest. It consists of following sub-components: (i) conditional cash transfers to stimulate demand for health care; and (ii) strengthening of community health. The third component, capacity building and project management will finance project management and comprehensive capacity-building activities, including substantial technical assistance. The fourth component, contingency emergency response (CERC) will be included under the project in accordance with operational policy (OP) 10.00 paragraphs 12 and 13, for projects in situations of urgent need of assistance or capacity constraints. This will allow for rapid reallocation of project proceeds in the event of a natural or man-made disaster or crisis that has caused, or is likely to imminently cause, a major adverse economic and or social impact.
Investment Description

Contact Information
Islamic Republic of Mauritania Moctar Ould Diay Minister of Economy and Finance Ministry of Health Kane Boubakar Minister ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: