Additional Financing for Emergency National Poverty Targeting Program (WB-P158980)

  • Lebanon
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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
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 30, 2016
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Ministry of Finance
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 10.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 10.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 14, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jun 1, 2016

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Project Description
The objective of the Emergency National Poverty Targeting Program (NPTP) Project for is to expand the coverage and enhance the social assistance package of the NPTP to Lebanese affected by the Syrian crisis and all Lebanese households under the extreme poverty line. The AF will also be used to enable the Government of Lebanon (GOL) to pilot an innovative graduation program for selected NPTP beneficiaries to ‘exit’ from poverty, thus contributing to reduced poverty and vulnerability levels and improved program fiscal sustainability in the long run. Hence, a restructuring of the project is being sought to: (i) revise the Project Development Objective (PDO) to reflect changes in the scope of project activities; (ii) revise the Results Framework to be in line with the modified PDO; and (iii) extend the grant closing date by 12 months to accommodate implementation of the pilot.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information
PROJECT CONTACTS World Bank Contact: Haneen Ismail Sayed Title: Program Leader Borrower/Client/Recipient Name: Ministry of Finance Contact: Alain Bifani Title: Director General Email: Implementing Agencies Name: Ministry of Social Affairs Contact: Bashir Osmat Title: Advisor to the 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: