Towards Zero Stunting in Djibouti (WB-P164164)

  • Djibouti
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jul 9, 2018
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.
Government of Djibout
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 15.00 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)
$ 19.30 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Apr 4, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Mar 24, 2018

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

The objective of the project is to reduce stunting among children under five in Djibouti. There are four components to the project:

  1. High-impact health and nutrition services to reduce stunting. This component focuses on the delivery of services and interventions that address stunting at both the facility and community levels. This component includes two subcomponents:
    1. strengthening of health and nutrition services at the facility level; prevention and management of stunting and wasting at the community level.
  2. Strengthening multi-sectoral interventions for stunting reduction. This component will focus on creating an enabling environment for strengthening multi-sectoral interventions that are critical for reduction of stunting. This component includes three subcomponents:
    1. using multi-sectoral platforms for the prevention and management of stunting;
    2. addressing stunting in relevant policies and strategies; and
    3. multi-sectoral capacity building.
  3. The third component is the strengthening coordination, project management and monitoring and evaluation. This component includes two subcomponents:
    1. institutional strengthening for coordination, project management and M&E, and strengthening the use of information systems for enhanced M&E capacity.
  4. Finally, the fourth component is the contingent emergency response component.
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World Bank:
Elizabeth Mziray
Senior Operations Officer

Ministry of Economy and Finance
Ilyas Moussa Dawaleh
H. E. Mr. 

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of Health
Djama Elmi Okieh
H. E. Dr. 


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