Malawi Drought Recovery and Resilience Project (WB-P161392)

  • Malawi
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
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Nov 8, 2016
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Government of Malawi, Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 104.00 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)
$ 104.00 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 Sep 24, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Sep 27, 2016

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Project Description
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.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information
Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Madalo Nyambose Director of Debt and Aid Management 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: