Philippine Rural Development Project Additional Financing (WB-P161944)

  • Philippines
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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
Jan 11, 2018
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Government of the Philippines
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 170.00 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)
$ 212.50 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 Feb 19, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Oct 3, 2017

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Project Description

The parent project of this Additional Financing is the Philippine Rural Development Project (P132317). The parent project became effective December 3, 2014 and was implemented by the Department of Agriculture over a six-year period (IBRD funding of US501.25 million). The parent project was national in scope, covering all 81 provinces in the Philippines and was designed to build upon the earlier World Bank support through two consecutive Mindanao Rural Development Projects.

According to the World Bank website, this Additional Financing includes restructuring on the following components:

(i) the AF corrects the wording of the Project Development Objective to align it with the wording in the original loan agreement by dropping ‘by supporting smallholders and fisher folk to increase their marketable surpluses, and their access to markets’ from the original PDO wording in the Project Appraisal Document ;

(ii) the AF includes some revisions of the Results Framework indicators which aim to propose better measurable indicators to capture the substantial institutional reforms under the project, reflect the strong demand for farm-to-market roads vis-a-vis other rural infrastructures, and incorporate lessons from the existing project; and (iii) the AF will also include revisions to component cost, disbursement estimates and other adjustments.

Investment Description

Contact Information

World Bank
Contact:Frauke Jungbluth
Title:Lead Agriculture Economist

Email: Not provided

Name:Government of the Philippines
Contact:Department of Finance

Implementing Agencies
Contact:Emmanuel F. Piñol



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