Scaling up Safety Nets Project (WB-P166220)

  • Djibouti
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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
Sep 27, 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
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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)
$ 15.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 16, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jun 5, 2018

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the objectives of the proposed Project are to provide targeted cash transfers to poor households and support access to community-level interventions that improve human capital. The proposed Scaling Up Social Safety Nets Project (SSNP) will be implemented over a five-year period, and is expected to reach 7,500 households. The Project will consist of four components:

  1. Financing of cash transfers. This sub-component will finance direct payments to program beneficiaries based on eligibility criteria and conditions. Payments of about US$60 (to be confirmed) to eligible households will be made monthly through a thirdparty payment agent for a period of 24 months.
    1. Community-based accompanying measures to improve human capital. This component will finance the design and implementation of community-level behavior change sessions that will constitute the conditionality for the conditional cash transfers. The sessions will center around themes related to human capital development, particularly those linked to the early years/early childhood development agenda.
  2. Institutional capacity building for systems building and service delivery
    1. Strengthening social protection delivery systems. Under this sub-component, the project will reinforce the capacity of the Government by financing technical
      assistance and social protection system investments that will support achievement of the objectives of the project. Specifically, the component will finance the scale-up and implementation of the expanded PNSF program targeting and delivery system. Investment in the targeting of the program will include refinement of the PMT methodology developed under the DJ Crisis Response project and its application using developed PNSF program MIS and the Social Registry.
    2. Institutional capacity building to develop a platform for CDD. The Government has requested support to develop institutional capacity within ADDS, SEAS, the Ministry of Decentralization, and regional councils to carry out community-driven investments in local social services infrastructure, with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of services to strengthen human capital.
  3. Project Management. The component would finance: (i) consultant and ADDS staff (non-civil servant) salaries; (ii) purchase of equipment and operating costs for project implementation and supervision; (iii) regular internal audits and annual external audits; and (iv) training, workshops, and other events related to project implementation and supervision. Finally, the component will also support knowledge-exchange and South-South activities (travel, lodging and per diems).
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World Bank:
John Van Dyck, Amr S. Moubarak
Sr Social Protection Specialist

Ministry of Economy and Finance

Implementing Agencies:
Agence Djiboutienne de Developpement Social
Mahdi Mohamed-Djama
General Director

State Secretariat for Social Affairs
Mouna Osman Aden
Secretary of State for Social Affairs 


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