Social Protection and Skills Development Project (WB-P163088)

  • Sao Tome and Principe
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 27, 2018
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Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe
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  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 10.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 10.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Oct 10, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Jun 20, 2018

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Project Description

The development objective of Social Protection and Skills Development Project for São Tomé and Príncipe (STP) is to support the development of an effective national safety net system for poor households and inclusive and labor market relevant skills development programs. The first component, Institutional and Capacity Strengthening, aims to strengthen the capacity of ministerial staff and institutions responsible for activities in the social protection and skills development sectors. The second component, Vulnerable Families Program Conditional Cash Transfer, aims to increase income and consumption of poor households participating in the Vulnerable Families Program (VFP) in STP, through the provision of regular cash transfers and accompanying measures including a PEP and skills training opportunities under the project. The third component, Employability of TVET graduates and youth, aims to support the development and delivery of quality training programs in STP, with a specific emphasis on skills development needs in the Tourism sector and developing entrepreneurial skills. The fourth component, Project Implementation Support, aims to directly finance the costs associated with the fiduciary management of the project and the staff required to oversee coordination across ministries and project Monitoring

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information
Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs
Vilma Loureiro
Director of Cooperation


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