Sierra Leone SSN Project Second Additional Financing (WB-P167757)

  • Sierra Leone
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jul 1, 2019
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Government of Sierra Leone
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  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 30.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 32.50 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 May 8, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Apr 25, 2019

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Project Description

According to bank documents, the project objective is to establish the key building blocks for a basic national safety net system and to provide income support to extremely poor households in Sierra Leone.

The proposed second Additional Financing (AF) aims to expand the coverage of the Social Safety Net (SSN) Project to provide income support to extreme poor households in all 16 districts of Sierra Leone, thus providing national coverage to the SSN program, and further strengthening the key building blocks of the country’s basic national safety net system. The targeting system will be modified to better ensure the inclusion of extremely poor households with members who are disabled. The provision of behavioral change workshops will be enhanced to better contribute towards building human capital and sub-component is added to finance the expansion of cash transfers to households affected by shocks.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Sarah Coll-Black
Sr Social Protection Specialist
Abu Kargbo
Operations Officer

Republic of Sierra Leone
Alpha Sesay
Manager, Project Fiduciary Management Unit, MOF

Implementing Agency:
National Commission for Social Action
Abu Bockarie Kokofele
Commissioner, National commissioner for Social Action 


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