West Africa Unique Identification for Regional Integration and Inclusion (WURI) Program (WB-P161329)

Regions
  • Africa
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Countries
  • Guinea
  • Ivory Coast
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Active
Bank Risk Rating
B
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Jun 5, 2018
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower
Republic of Cote d'Ivoire, Republic of Guinea
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 122.10 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 122.10 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 Jun 20, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Apr 27, 2017


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Project Description

The development objective of West Africa Unique Identification for Regional Integration and Inclusion Project is to increase the number of persons in Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea who have government-recognized proof of unique identity that facilitates their access to services. This project has three components. 1) The first component, Strengthening the Legal and Institutional Framework, the MPA aims to finance the preparation, development and implementation of the legal and institutional framework necessary to structure robust fID systems. 2) The second component, Establishing Robust and Inclusive fID Systems, aims to support the creation of fID systems based on the issuance of UNIs linked to biometric data, which will be collected in accordance with international quality standards. 3) The third component, Facilitating Access to Services Through fIDs, aims to focus on service delivery at both the national and regional levels.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information
Office of the Prime Minister (Primature)
Khader Barry
Special Advisor
khader_barry@hotmail.com

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