Tunisia : Urban Development and Local Governance Program - Additional Financing (WB-P167043)

  • Tunisia
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Jun 15, 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 Tunisia
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  • Infrastructure
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 130.00 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)
$ 428.00 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 Jul 10, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Apr 1, 2018

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Project Description
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The objectives of the project are:

  1. To strengthen Local Governments’ performance to deliver municipal infrastructure, and
  2. To improve access to services in targeted disadvantaged neighborhoods.

This program seeks the approval to provide an additional loan in an amount of Euro 107.5 million (USD 130 million equivalent) to the Tunisia Urban Development and Local Governance Program. The parent EUR 217 million loan (USD 300 million equivalent) was approved on July 24, 2014.The proposed Additional Financing will continue to support the decentralization program of the Government of Tunisia (GoT) that was initiated under the parent project.The project will be subject to level two restructuring which includes the following changes financed through additional financing:

  1. adding one Disbursement-Linked Indicator (DLI 9) and revising other DLIs to address institutional constraints to achieving results;
  2. better alignment of the grant system and approach to upgrading disadvantaged neighborhoods with the next phase of decentralization reforms;
  3. broadening and deepening the institutional development and capacity building activities, including Human Resource Management, transparency and accountability, public financial management and procurement;
  4. revising the Results Framework to capture scaled-up results;
  5. modifying the Program Action Plan; and
  6. extending the parent loan closing date to June 30, 2023.
Investment Description
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Contact: Mme Kalthoum Hamzaoui
Title: General Director
Tel: +216 71 892 653
Email: k.hamzaoui@mdci.gov.tn


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