Third Social Protection System Support (SPS-3) (WB-P158698)

  • Rwanda
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
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Oct 31, 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.
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 95.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 95.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 14, 2017

Disclosed by Bank May 23, 2016

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Project Description
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The development objective of the Third Social Protection System Support Project for Rwanda is to support the Government of Rwanda to improve the efficiency, accountability and coverage of its social protection system. This proposed credit will help the Government of Rwanda to stay on course for reaching its ambitious poverty reduction goals, while addressing a set of second-generation reforms critical to strengthening the foundation of Rwanda’s social protection system. This operational series focuses on three main areas: improving the efficiency of Rwanda’s social protection system, strengthening accountability and transparency, and expanding social protection (SP) coverage among poor and vulnerable populations. The first and the second Development Policy Operation (DPO) under the current ongoing series, Social Protection Systems (SPS-1and 2), established a set of core reforms under each of the three pillars and laid the groundwork for the series (for additional detail, please see para. 47). Contributing to Efficiency (Pillar 1), reforms included harmonization between the two largest safety net programs, Vision 2020 Umurenge Program (VUP) and Genocide Survivors Assistance Fund (FARG); the launching of a new Ubudehe household registry serving as a foundation database for the iSP-MIS; and the establishment of objectives for a harmonized SP management information system. Contributing to Accountability and Transparency (Pillar 2), reforms included: the formal establishment of social protection as a sector, with related program composition and public expenditures; substantial decentralization and an expansion of key posts at the local government level contributing to direct citizens’ engagement.
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