GZ-Third Municipal Development Project (WB-P159258)

  • Palestine, West Bank, Gaza
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
Jul 21, 2017
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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  • Infrastructure
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 95.63 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 25, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Aug 24, 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 objective of the Third Municipal Development Project is to enhance the institutional capacity of municipalities in the West Bank and Gaza for more accountable and sustainable service delivery. There are four components to the project, the first component being municipal performance and service delivery. The project will finance municipal infrastructure for improved service delivery. The project’s block grants will provide the basic funding for eligible municipalities for infrastructure development based on needs and equity, while the performance grants will provide an incentive for eligible municipalities to improve their performance. Half of the total component one financing will be allocated for the block grants and another half for the performance-based grants. The block grants will be allocated based on population (40 percent) and needs (60 percent). Gaza municipalities will be allowed to use 20 percent of their grants for recurrent expenditures13 to reflect the special circumstances they face. The eligible expenditures will be defined in the project’s operations manual. The second component is the capacity development to municipalities and Palestinian institutions. This component will provide capacity development support to municipalities and national level institutions, namely, the MDLF and the MoLG. The MDLF will prepare a capacity development plan at the start of the project in consultation with all stakeholders, which will provide a detailed description of the priorities, activities and their inter-linkages for this component. The third component is the municipal partnership projects. This component will provide technical assistance and project financing to municipalities to: (a) engage more effectively with the private sector, and (b) work across administrative boundaries to develop joint and/or innovative investments for municipal service delivery.
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Municipal Development Lending Fund (MDLF) Mohammad Ramahi Finance Director mramahi@mdlf.org.ps Tawfiq Budeiri Managing Director tbdeiri@mdlf.org.ps 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 ipanel@worldbank.org. You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: http://ewebapps.worldbank.org/apps/ip/Pages/Home.aspx.

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