Second AF for Strengthening Safety Nets Systems Project MASAF IV (WB-P160519)

  • Malawi
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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
Nov 8, 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 Amount (USD)
$ 70.00 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)
$ 70.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Sep 23, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Sep 6, 2016

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Project Description
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The objective of the Second Additional Financing for Strengthening Safety Nets Systems and Fourth Malawi Social Action Fund Project is to strengthen social safety net delivery systems and coordination across programs. This Project Paper seeks the approval of the Board of Executive Directors to provide a grant in an amount of SDR34.2 million (US$47.68 million equivalent) and a credit in an amount of SDR16.0 million (US$22.32 million equivalent) of which US$11.0 million from IDA Crisis Response Window1 for a second Additional Financing (AF) and a level one restructuring to the Strengthening Safety Nets Systems Project (SSNSP) - Malawi Social Action Fund (MASAF) IV parent project and first AF. The purpose of the second Additional Financing is to scale up project activities to respond to the urgent need for assistance arising from the drought situation across Malawi that led to widespread food shortages. The project is being processed under OP 10.00 paragraph 12, referring to projects in situations of urgent need of assistance or capacity constraints. The parent project’s performance is currently rated Satisfactory for development objectives and Moderately Satisfactory for implementation progress. All audits are satisfactory and the Government of Malawi (GoM) is substantially in compliance with all credit covenants. All proposed activities will be consistent with the development objectives of the parent operation. The expected closing date of the proposed second AF will be December 31, 2019. Adjustments in some targets in the Results Framework will be needed, to reflect the additional outputs from the second AF.
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Borrower/Client/Recipient Name: Government of Malawi Contact: Goodall Gondwe Title: Minister of Finance Email: Implementing Agencies Name: Local Development Fund - Technical Support Team (LDF-TST) Contact: Mandala Title: Acting Executive Director Email: Charles Mandala <> 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 You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at:

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