Transforming landscapes for resilience and development in Zambia (WB-P164764)

  • Zambia
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 18, 2019
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 Zambia
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  • Climate and Environment
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 75.00 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)
$ 75.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 16, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jun 12, 2018

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the project objective is to improve natural resource management in the northern region of Zambia to support sustainable livelihoods, and
in the event of an eligible crisis or emergency, to provide immediate and effective response to the eligible crisis or emergency.

The project has four components:

  1. Institutional Development and Capacity Building for Landscape Restoration and Resilience (indicative amount US$8 million). The aim of this component is to strengthen government institutions at the national, local and community level to develop and implement new approaches for sustainable natural resource management This will be achieved by reviewing and updating certain policies, providing better information, and improving the development planning and budget process by mainstreaming climate risk and environmental considerations into development plans. This component will finance policy and regulatory reviews, province, district and ward level development planning, technical assistance (TA), workshops, and trainings.
  2. Sustainable Landscape Management Practices (indicative amount US$32.5 million). The component aims to improve the livelihoods and resilience of rural communities by improving the management of the rich natural resources base that rural communities are dependent upon through: (a) ecosystem based integrated natural resource management planning; (b) improved management of protected areas and protection of environmental services; and (c) diversification and increased sustainability of rural livelihoods.
  3. Infrastructure for Resilience and Market Access (indicative amount US$27 million IDA). Activities under this component aim at supporting and improving NRZ infrastructure in vulnerable areas that suffers from the lack of investments and is additionally adversely impacted by climatic changes. Such impacts include drastic
    changes in rain patterns resulting in floods and droughts, shortages in water, changes in wind patterns, lack of passable roads and damaged bridges leaving entire communities cut off from the basic services and goods during floods where durations are becoming extended. This increases the likelihood of lack of water and nutrition, diseases, livestock loss etc. In addition, this component will help identify ways to improve market access for primary producers who often lack opportunities and/or knowledge on the ways to make their produce accessible to the market.
  4. Contingency Emergency Response Component (CERC) (Standardized). This contingency component can be triggered by a joint Government and World Bank agreement in case of an emergency. This component had been embedded in the project to finance early recovery and/or specific emergency works, goods, and services, in case of eligible emergencies/crises/disaster caused by natural or man-made hazard including public health crisis.
Investment Description
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World Bank:
Iretomiwa Olatunji, Nathalie Weier Johnson
Senior Environmental Specialist

Ministry of National Devleopment Planning
Chola Chabal
Permanent Secretary

Implementing Agency:
Luapula Provincial Administrative office
Buletti Nsemukila
Permanent Secretary 


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