Malawi Drought Recovery and Resilience Project (WB-P161392)

  • Malawi
Geographic location 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
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
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.
Government of Malawi, Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Water and Sanitation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 104.00 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)
$ 104.00 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 Sep 24, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Sep 27, 2016

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Project Description
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The development objective of Drought Recovery and Resilience Project for Malawi is to support the government of Malawi to meet the immediate food security and livelihoods restoration needs of the communities affected by drought and promote recovery and resilience in key affected sectors. This project has four components. 1) The first component, Improving Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods, aims to improve agricultural productivity, enhance cultivated area under assured irrigation and expand livelihood options for vulnerable populations. It ahs the following subcomponents: (a) Meeting Urgent Food Security Needs; (b) Improving Livelihoods and Building Resilience through Input Distribution; (c) Increasing Agriculture Productivity and Resilience; and (d) Climate Smart Irrigation. 2) The second component, Enhancing Drought-Resilience and Preparedness has the following subcomponents: (a) Rehabilitating and Augmenting Critical Water Supply Infrastructure; (b) Strengthening Water Resource and Catchment Management; (c) Strengthening Drought Resilience (Technical Assistance). 3) The third component, Contingent Emergency Response Component, will allow for rapid reallocation of project proceeds in the event of future natural or man-made disaster or crisis that has caused or is likely to imminently cause a major adverse economic and or social impact during the life of the project. 4) The fourth component, Project Management, will finance the project activities.
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