Mauritania Adaptive Social Protection AF (WB-P168232)

  • Mauritania
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
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
Feb 20, 2019
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 the Islamic Republic of Mauritania
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Law and Government
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)
$ 2.30 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 Feb 4, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jan 29, 2019

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Project Description
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Original Objective
According to bank documents, the objectives of the project are to support the establishment of key building blocks of the national social safety net system and to provide targeted cash transfers to extreme poor households.

New proposed Objective
According to bank documents, the objectives of the project are to support the establishment of key building blocks of the national social safety net system and to improve access to targeted cash transfers for poor and vulnerable households.

The project has 3 components:

  1. Support to National Social Safety Net System (US$4.30m equivalent: US$2.0m IDA Grant, US$1.0m ASP grant, US$1.3m counterpart funding including 0.3m from the AF) The objective of this component is to support the central Government’s capacity for the establishment and coordination of the national social safety net system. The component will support: (a) the implementation of the Social Registry, and (b) a series of analyses to strengthen the implementation of the SNPS and the design of the social safety net system in Mauritania
    1. Implementation of the Social Registry (US$3.30m: US$1.5m IDA Grant, US$1.0m counterpart funding, and US$0.8m ASP grant including 0.3 from the AF).
    2. Subcomponent 1.2: Support to the implementation of the National Social Protection Strategy (US$1.0m: US$0.5 IDA Grant and US$0.5m ASP grant)
  2. Support to Social Transfer Program (US$25.0m equivalent: US$12.0m IDA Grant, US$8.0m counterpart funding and US$5.0m ASP Grant including US$ 2.0 from the AF). The objective of this component is to support the design and implementation of two Social safety net Programs:
    1. Development of program tools and processes, monitoring and evaluation and operational costs (US$4.0m: US$2.5 IDA Grant, US$1.0m counterpart funding and US0.5m ASP Grant)
    2. Payment of transfers to beneficiaries (US$17.0m equivalent: US$8.0m IDA Grant, US$6.0m counterpart funding and US$3.0m ASP Grant including US$ 2.0 from the AF)
    3. Promotion of investment in human capital and resilience (US$4.0m: US$1.5 IDA Grant, US$1.0m counterpart funding and US$1.5m ASP grant)
  3. Project Management (US$2.0m equivalent: US$1.0m IDA Grant, US$1.0m counterpart funding)
Investment Description
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Non-World Bank Group Financing


Contact Information
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World Bank:
Matthieu Boris Lefebvre
Sr Social Protection Specialist

Moulaye El Hacen Ould Zeidane

Implementing Agency:
Mohamedou ould Mhaimid
Coordinateur Programme 


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