Disaster Risk Management Development Policy Credit with Cat DDO (WB-P165056)

  • Malawi
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Feb 15, 2019
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Government of Malawi
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  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 27.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 25.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 21, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jun 27, 2018

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Project Description

According to bank documents, the proposed operation is designed to strengthen the technical, institutional and financial capacity of the government, while providing immediate liquidity to the country when a disaster strikes. The Program is structured around four pillars with eight prior actions, fully aligned with the Government’s development program. The program, designed under the DPC, is strategic as it attempts to change the country’s DRM focus from emergency response to a more holistic and proactive approach for managing risk ahead of disasters, especially by improving DRM institutional arrangements for more proactive interventions and better coordination among different sectors and levels of government; improving climate and meteorological services; resilience in urban, education, transport and building infrastructure;, as well as scaling up post disaster resources and shock-sensitive safety net programs so that they can benefit the poor and most vulnerable people affected by disasters.

The four Pillars and related Prior actions facilitate policy reforms that will help achieve development outcomes that are already championed by the Government. These include:

  1. Pillar A will focus on strengthening the institutional framework and coordination mechanisms for the implementation of the national disaster and climate resilience agenda.
  2. Pillar B will focus on improving the policy environment for the provision of meteorological services and early warning systems.
  3. Pillar C will focus on increasing climate and disaster resilience in urban development and public infrastructure.
  4. Pillar D will focus on strengthening the social protection mechanisms and the financial capacity of the government to respond to disasters.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Ana Campos Garcia
Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist

Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning, and Development
Ben Botolo
Secretary to the Treasury, Ministry of Finance, Economic Pla

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning, and Development
Betty Ngoma
Director of Debt and Aid Management Division


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