Somalia Emergency Drought Response and Recovery Project (WB-P163830)

  • Somalia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
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
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
May 30, 2017
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Federal Republic of Somalia
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Agriculture and Forestry
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 50.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 13, 2017

Disclosed by Bank May 14, 2017

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Project Description
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The development objective of Emergency Drought Response and Recovery Project is to address the immediate needs of the drought affected people within the territory of the Federal Republic of Somalia, and support resilient recovery through the provision of livelihood opportunities and the restoration of agricultural and pastoral production. This project has two components. 1) The first component, Programmatic Support to International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for Immediate Drought Response, aims to support ICRC’s ongoing multidisciplinary response to immediate needs arising out of the country-wide impacts of the drought in Somalia. It has the following four subcomponents: (i) Meeting Urgent Food Security Needs; (ii) Improving Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene; (iii) Improving Access to Healthcare and Nutrition; and (iv) Project Management. 2) The second component, Programmatic Support to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for Immediate Drought Response and Recovery, aims to support the FAO’s Drought Response and Famine Prevention Plan for 2017, with the objective of increasing immediate access to food, safeguarding livelihoods and assets, and supporting the sustainable recovery of agriculture, pastoral and agro-pastoral livelihood systems in target communities. It has the following five subcomponents: (i) Cash-for-Work for Immediate Food Needs and Water Infrastructure Rehabilitation; (ii) Emergency Cash and Agricultural Livelihood Support; (iii) Restoration of Pastoral Livelihoods; (iv) Strengthening Disaster Preparedness, Monitoring and Early Warning Systems; and (v) Project Management.
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Borrower/Client/Recipient International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) HQ Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Dina Rahman Donor Relations Implementing Agencies Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Somalia Richard Trenchard FAO Representative - Somalia International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) - Somalia Delegation Jordi Raich Head of Somalia Delegation ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at:

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