Mauritania Adaptive Social Protection AF (WB-P168232)

  • Mauritania
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Feb 20, 2019
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Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania
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  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 2.30 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 4, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jan 29, 2019

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Project Description

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
  • World Bank (WB)

Non-World Bank Group Financing


Contact Information

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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