Integrated Habitat and Housing Project (WB-P159929)

  • Argentina
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Feb 27, 2017
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  • Construction
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 200.00 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.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 206.00 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 24, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Dec 9, 2016

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Project Description
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The development objective of the Integrated Habitat and Housing Project for Argentina are to: (i) increase access to formal housing for eligible households; and (ii) improve living conditions for households in selected precarious urban settlements. The project consists of various components, including: 1) increased access to formal housing will finance the provision of up-front subsidies to selected beneficiaries . It will support the roll-out of the first nation-wide demand-driven housing subsidy program, the Solucion Casa Propia Program (SCPP). 2) integrated habitat improvement will finance subproject interventions in precarious urban settlements that meet basic eligibility criteria. 3) institutional strengthening of the Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments in the housing, habitat and urban sectors through, inter alia, the provision of support to strengthen SVH’s capacity to implement the project, including: assessments; (b) design and implementation of an evaluation study for SCPP; among others. Key results identified by the Bank are to benefit: (i) an estimated 3,000 middle-income households with access to formal housing; and (ii) an estimated 18,000 households in selected precarious settlements with improved living conditions.
Investment Description
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The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development will provide $200 million, and the Government of Argentina will contribute $6 million.

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