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

Countries
  • Somalia
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Kismayo and Baidoa Cities
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Proposed
Bank Risk Rating
B
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Voting Date
Nov 30, 2018
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Borrower
Government of Somalia
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 3.00 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 16, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Sep 1, 2018


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Project 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
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Makiko Watanabe
Sr Urban Spec.

Zishan Faiza Karim
Sr Urban Spec.

Borrower:
Ministry of Finance
H.E. Abdirahman Duale Beileh
Minister
abdirahmanbeileh010114@gmail.com 

Implementing Agency:
Mogadishu Municipality
Abdirahman Omar Osman
Mayor
engabdirahman@googlemail.com 

Baidoa Municipality
Abdulahhi Ali Watiin
Mayor
abdullahi.watiin@gmail.com 

Kismayo Municipality
Ibrahim Mohamed Yussuf

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