Djibouti Integrated Slum Upgrading Project (WB-P162901)

  • Djibouti
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Nov 7, 2018
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Government of Djibout
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  • Infrastructure
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 20.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 25.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Dec 4, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Jul 16, 2017

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Project Description

The proposed development objective is to

  1. improve the living conditions for slum dwellers in selected urban areas and
  2. strengthen the capacity of public institutions in charge of implementing the Zero Slum Program.

The Government of Djibouti has launched the ZSP that defines a new approach to meet the complex challenge of slum prevention. A strategy for low-income housing and slum upgrading, coupled with an investment plan, will provide the regulatory, institutional, and operational framework for the ZSP, which donors will be invited to support. The strategy is currently under preparation by the Government, with support from the World Bank through the ISUP Project Preparation Advance. The ZSP transforms the way slum prevention is done, as it proposes a comprehensive approach along three interrelated pillars:

  1. Slum Prevention;
  2. Slum Restructuring and Upgrading; and
  3. Home Improvement.

For each pillar, the strategy will establish operational principles – such as service standards, investment prioritization, community engagement and consultations, and resettlement standards – that will apply to the entire program in order to make the investments in each neighborhood more transparent, systematic, and efficient, and sequence interventions to address the most pressing and urgent needs first. The preliminary draft strategy gives the highest priority to improve access to basic and social services - in particular all-season roads, water, electricity, and public lighting, as well as climate and disaster risk prevention (such as reduction of exposure to flooding, collapsing, earthquake, and heat waves) - for the 140,000 slum dwellers and the flow of new lowincome households seeking to settle in Djibouti. Additionally, it emphasizes access to public transport and land tenure security, as well as improved access to jobs for women and youth and better integration of migrants from neighboring countries. The successful integration of all these elements into the ZSP promises to transform the way the GoD addresses slum prevention and urban development more broadly.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Alexandra Le Courtois
Urban Specialist
Mahine Diop
Senior Municipal Engineer

Ministry of Economy and Finance
Ali Mohamed Ali
Director of External Financing

Implementing Agency:
Abdourahman Ali Ahmed


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