Finance for Jobs II Additional Financing (WB-P167675)

  • Palestine, West Bank, Gaza
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Aug 10, 2018
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Palestine Liberation Organization (for the benefit of the Palestinian Authority)
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  • Finance
  • Law and Government
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 5.00 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 Feb 14, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jun 26, 2018

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Project Description

The objective of the project is to test the effectiveness of selected financial interventions in incentivizing private sector investment and job creation. The additional funding of US$5 million will be financed as a part of the Private Sector Enhancement Facility (PSEF) initiative under Pillar 2 of the Assistance Strategy for the West Bank and Gaza. The additional funding will help to scale up the Investment Co-Financing Facility (ICF) component (component two) of the Finance for Jobs II project and finance eligible job-creating investment opportunities identified from the private sector. The additional funding could finance proposals received through the recent Investment Co-Financing Facility call for proposals completed in April 2018, or from future calls for proposals as needed. The Investment Co-Financing Facility is a risk-sharing facility that provides co-financing to commercially viable private sector investments that would otherwise not proceed due to the high risk fragile, conflict, and violence (FCV) environment. The additional funding is timely to capitalize on the strong demand from the private sector for risk-sharing co-financing provided by the ICF component, while also operationalizing the World Bank Group’s Maximizing Finance for Development (MFD) agenda and the Assistance Strategy for the West Bank and Gaza.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Abdalwahab Khatib
Financial Sector Specialist

Stefanie Lynn Ridenour
Financial Sector Specialist

Palestine Liberation Organization (for the benefit of the Palestinian Authority)

Implementing Agencies:
Ministry of Finance and Planning
Shukri Bishara

Project Implementing Agency (DAI)
Said Abu Hijleh
Country Director 


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