Finance for Jobs II (WB-P159337)

Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jul 27, 2017
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 9.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 25, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Sep 21, 2016

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Project Description
The objective of the Second Finance for Jobs Project for West Bank and Gaza is to test the effectiveness of selected financial interventions in incentivizing private sector investment and job creation. There are four components to the project, the first component being Development Impact Bond (DIB) for Skills Development and Employment. The DIB will focus on enhancing the skills of the Palestinian workforce in a more market-driven way to foster improved job outcomes. The DIB will target an estimated cohort of approximately 2,000 beneficiaries (depending on final DIB design) aged 18–29 years (including at least 30 percent women). It will finance the training, job search, and placement services provided to beneficiaries, depending on private sector demand. Specific outputs and outcomes will include the completion of beneficiaries’ training, their placement into an apprenticeship/internship/work-based training scheme, and their ultimate employment. The second component is the investment co-financing facility. This component entails providing a risk-sharing grant in support of commercially sound, job-creating private sector investments (ICF subprojects) through an investment co-financing facility instrument. Under this component, private sector investors will be encouraged to submit investment proposals for ICF support. The third component is the entrepreneurship ecosystem matching grants. This component entails provision of matching grants to beneficiaries to build their business development capacity and their business advisory capacity.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
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