Integrated Urban Development and Resilience Project for Greater Antananarivo (WB-P159756)

  • Madagascar
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Specific Location
Greater Antananarivo
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  • World Bank (WB)
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May 18, 2018
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Government of Madagascar
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  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 75.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 75.00 million
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Bank Documents
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Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Mar 21, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Aug 16, 2016

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Project Description

The objectives of the project is to enhance urban living conditions and flood resilience in selected low-income neighborhoods of Greater Antananarivo; and to improve the Recipient’s capacity to respond promptly and effectively to an Eligible Crisis or Emergency. There are four components to the project:

  1. Improving urban drainage, services and resilience in targeted areas. This component includes three subcomponents: improvements of canal, drainage and sanitation infrastructure; neighborhood upgrading; and citizen engagement. This component, via its integrated design, aims to invest in resilience building in selected target areas of Greater Antananarivo. More specifically, this component will invest in both:
    1. flood and drainage risk reduction,
    2. urban upgrading and integration of vulnerable neighborhoods into the urban fabric, while ensuring
    3. effective and inclusive citizen engagement in diverse processes of design and implementation.
  2. Strengthening institutional capacity for resilient urban governance. To ensure the sustainability and scalability of interventions under this project, this component would seek to build the capacity of local authorities, the Commune Urbaine d'Antananarivo (CUA) and a selection among the other 36 communes that make up Greater Antananarivo (GA), to improve inter-communal governance, municipal finance, planning, and collaboration at both municipal and metropolitan levels. 
  3. Supporting Municipalities of the Greater Antananarivo for Improved Municipal and Metropolitan Governance.
    1. Metropolitan Governance. This sub-component would help provide a framework for effective metropolitan management in order to stimulate more collaborative forms of metropolitan governance; and help communes achieve economies of scale in inter-municipal service provision.
    2. Municipal Finance. This sub-component would seek to modernize public financial management (PFM) systems by supporting the implementation of the Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) Action Plan, including: (i) improving local revenue mobilization; (ii) improving budget strategic planning; (iii) improving budget management and information systems; (iv) rationalizing the use of public funds; and (v) implementing budget transparency, accountability and oversight mechanisms.
    3. Urban Land Management: This sub-component would: (i) assess the gap between land information mentioned in the official land registries and current land occupancies; (ii) identify the status and conduct an analysis of urban land tenure in the metropolitan area in order to develop an inventory of the State and Communal domain as well as update the land registry; (iii) define a set of modalities for land tenure regularizations to clarify property rights and to help the slum upgrading process; and (iv) define a strategy for spatial expansion at the metropolitan level, in collaboration with the PUDi for GA under preparation, taking into account land reserves
  4. Contingent Emergency Response Component -  This component would be providing immediate response to an Eligible Crisis or Emergency, as needed. This would finance emergency works in the case of another disaster event by including a "zerodollar" Contingency Emergency Response Component (CERC). 
  5. Project Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation - This component would finance the following activities: (i) incremental operating costs; (ii) fiduciary activities; (iii) audit, complaints and grievances mechanism, studies and assessments required under various project components; (iv) communication; and (v) monitoring (including of safeguards processes) and evaluation.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

Ministère des Finances et du Budget

Implementing Agency:
Ministère des Projets Présidentiels, de l'Aménagement du Territoire et de l'Equipement
Gerard Andriamanohisoa
Directeur General de l'Amenagement du Territoire


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