2nd Strengthening Growth & Fiscal Policy Development Policy Financing (WB-P161707)

  • Sao Tome and Principe
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
May 18, 2018
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Government of Sao Tome and Principe
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  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 6.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 6.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 10, 2018

Disclosed by Bank May 2, 2017

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Project Description

The proposed operation is the second of a series of three Development Policy Financing. The first operation (P159010) in the amount equivalent to US$5 million was approved by the Board on November 30, 2016. The government is benefiting from a more than fourfold increase in its IDA allocation. As a result, the World Bank is gradually building up its knowledge and program in this small-island country.

The objective of this operation is to help the government introduce growth-enabling reforms in the financial sector, business environment, and infrastructure; generate fiscal resources and savings; and improve quality of expenditures. These reforms address the causes of the development challenges and risks to growth faced by STP. The operation is structured in two pillars.

  1. The first one supports policies aimed at reducing risks from financial sector through improved bank supervision, and to foster private sector-led growth by improving access to credit and energy, which are foundational for the development of STP’s tourism and agriculture – its main comparative advantages.
  2. The second pillar deals with the risk of fiscal fragility and the challenges of low inclusiveness of growth.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

Contact: Ginésio da Mata
Title: Budget Director
Tel: 239 2221083

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of Finance, Trade and Blue Economy


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