Freetown Emergency Recovery Project (WB-P166075)

  • Sierra Leone
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
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Feb 22, 2018
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Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED)
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  • Infrastructure
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 10.00 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)
$ 11.54 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 Feb 26, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Dec 20, 2017

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Project Description

The development objective of Freetown Emergency Recovery Project for Sierra Leone is to rehabilitate selected critical infrastructure and to strengthen government capacity for managing disaster risk. This project has three components. 1) The first component, Rehabilitation of Public Infrastructure and Slope Stabilization, aims to finance the restoration and improvement of key public infrastructure and stabilize the area around the slope from where the landslide initiated. It has the following subcomponents: (i) Slope Stabilization and Remediation measures; (ii) Road, Bridge, and Drainage Infrastructure Rehabilitation; and (iii) Water Infrastructure Rehabilitation. 2) The second component, Strengthening Institutional Capacity, aims to improve the capability and performance of the GoSL to manage disaster risk and strengthen drainage and solid waste management planning in Freetown. It has the following subcomponents: (i) Strengthening Disaster Risk Management and Early Warning Systems; and (ii) Strengthening Solid Waste Management Planning. 3) The third component, Project Management, aims to support the administrative management of the Project by the Project Coordination Unit (PCU), the Project Fiduciary Management Unit (PFMU) and implementing partners.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information
Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED)
Peter Nuyaba Sam Kpakra
Desk Officer


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