Gambia Emergency DPO (WB-P163285)

  • Gambia
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 30, 2017
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 56.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 56.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 23, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Apr 26, 2017

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Project Description
The development objective of Emergency Development Policy Operation Project for The Gambia is to support strengthening the government’s fiscal position while restoring the provision of essential public services. The operation will provide emergency financial support to The Gambia as the authorities strive to restore macro-fiscal sustainability while shielding poor and vulnerable households from the impact of the economic crisis. This operation is articulated around three intertwined pillars in support of the PDO as follows: 1) The first pillar consists of rapid-response fiscal stabilization measures; 2) The second pillar starts addressing critical fiscal risks from State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs); and 3) The third pillar is to mitigate the social impact of the economic crisis in health centers
Investment Description

Contact Information
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