Supporting remittance flows to Somalia (WB-P158235)

  • Somalia
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jan 14, 2016
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Central Bank of Somalia
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  • Finance
  • Law and Government
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 3.13 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 3.13 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jul 17, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Dec 8, 2015

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Project Description
This project finances an interim set of activities to support the supervisory role of the Central Bank of Somalia during the UK-Somali remittance, as well as support the Somali Government’s plan on the formalization of the Somali financial sector in two phases. The first phase includes technical assistance to the Somali government for the drafting of regulations for the money transfer operators sector and the procurement of a "Trusted Agent" to work with the Central Bank of Somali, and the second phase focuses on implementation.
Investment Description
This project is funded by the World Bank's Somalia Multi-Partner Fund.

Contact Information
Contact: Marco Nicoli Title: Financial Sector Specialist Tel: 473-4453 Email: Contact: Emily Rose Adeleke Title: Financial Sector Specialist Tel: 473-6902 Email: Borrower/Client/Recipient Name: Central Bank of Somalia Contact: Bashir Issa Title: Govenor Email: 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: