Fiji Post-Cyclone Winston Emergency Development Policy Operation (WB-P159774)

  • Fiji
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 30, 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 Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 50.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jul 21, 2017

Disclosed by Bank May 9, 2016

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Project Description
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The development objective of the Post-cyclone Winston Emergency Development Policy Operation Project for Fiji is to support Fiji’s recovery from the immediate impact of Cyclone Winston through a prioritized and sequenced recovery plan; and (ii) cushion the immediate impact of Cyclone Winston on the most vulnerable through the provision of disaster-responsive social protection. These correspond to the two pillars of the operation. Under the first pillar of the operation, the Government of Fiji (GoF) has completed a comprehensive Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) , as the basis for preparing a prioritized and sequenced recovery plan. Under the second pillar of the operation, the GoF has provided disaster-responsive social protection to cushion the immediate impact of the cyclone on the most vulnerable, and begun an evaluation of this initiative with a view to informing the design of a disaster responsive social protection framework for future natural disasters. A development policy operation (DPO) was selected to assist Fiji, because of the need for quick-disbursing funds to help Fiji implement its recovery program in the coming fiscal year without crowding out other essential expenditure, because Fiji has the capacity to manage key aspects of its recovery program itself, and because it facilitates the close coordination of financing with the Asian Development Bank that Fiji specifically requested. The GoF has used the PDNA as a basis for formulating a Disaster Recovery Framework (DRF) which sets out a prioritized and sequenced recovery plan for the medium term. The DRF will serve as a strategic management tool for the GoF to plan and implement its recovery effort over the next two years. The GoF has reprioritized budgeted funds in the current fiscal year, to enable it to finance its immediate recovery expenditures in a timely manner,
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