Somali Urban Investment Planning Project Additional Financing (WB-P166591)

  • Somalia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Kismayo and Baidoa Cities
Whenever identified, the area within countries where the impacts of the investment may be experienced. Exact locations of projects may not be identified fully or at all in project documents. Please review updated project documents and community-led assessments.
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
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Nov 30, 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 Somalia
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Industry and Trade
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 3.00 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.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 16, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Sep 1, 2018

Contribute Information
Can you contribute information about this project?
Contact the EWS Team

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.

Original objective: To provide:

  1. an assessment of the feasibility of, and preliminary plans for, selected urban investment and institutional strengthening activities in southern Somalia, Puntland and Somaliland, and
  2. enhanced project preparation and implementation capacity of participating agencies.

Current objective: To provide:

  1. an assessment of the feasibility of, and preliminary plans for, selected urban investment and institutional strengthening activities in targeted cities, and
  2. enhanced project preparation and implementation capacity of participating agencies.

The proposed additional financong will scale-up the Somali Urban Investment Planning Project activities to the cities of Kismayo and Baidoa with an additional financing of US$3 million. Overall, the additional financing will finance the same activities as in the parent project, mainly:

  1. Establishment of Project Implementation Units (PIUs) in target cities and provision of technical assistance to enhance the capacity of the Somali executing agencies to plan, prepare and implement urban development projects, such as SURP, effectively and efficiently while mitigating fiduciary and safeguards risks. These activities will be client executed.
  2. Technical studies and designs of the priority urban investments and institutional assessments of the implementing agencies in target cities. The selection of the priority investments will be based on the rapid urban assessment which was undertaken in Kismayo and Baidoa under SUIPP original financing, but also on pre-agreed selection criteria and a multi-stakeholder participatory selection process. The priority urban investments that will be studied under SUIPP Additional Financing will be financed under SURP, the follow-on investment project. The institutional assessments will provide an informational and analytic base for the preparation of institutional strengthening activities to be supported under SURP. Other thematic analytics may also be undertaken as needs emerge. In order to facilitate the quick execution of these activities and ensure quality in the fragile and conflict affected environment of Somalia, they will be executed by the Bank on behalf of the Client.
Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.

Contact Information
This section aims to support the local communities and local CSO to get to know which stakeholders are involved in a project with their roles and responsibilities. If available, there may be a complaint office for the respective bank which operates independently to receive and determine violations in policy and practice. Independent Accountability Mechanisms receive and respond to complaints. Most Independent Accountability Mechanisms offer two functions for addressing complaints: dispute resolution and compliance review.

World Bank:
Makiko Watanabe
Sr Urban Spec.

Zishan Faiza Karim
Sr Urban Spec.

Ministry of Finance
H.E. Abdirahman Duale Beileh

Implementing Agency:
Mogadishu Municipality
Abdirahman Omar Osman

Baidoa Municipality
Abdulahhi Ali Watiin

Kismayo Municipality
Ibrahim Mohamed Yussuf


The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at:

How it works

How it works