Rakhine Recovery and Development Support Project (WB-P168797)

  • Myanmar
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Rakhine State
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Republic of the Union of Myanmar
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  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 100.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Sep 16, 2019

Disclosed by Bank May 10, 2019

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Project Description
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According to the bank document, the Project Development Objective is to improve access to economic opportunities for diverse communities in selected areas of Rakhine State. It includes 3 components: 

Component 1: Productive inclusion
Component 1 will seek to improve the resilience of poor and vulnerable households in selected areas of Rakhine State through productive inclusion activities. This will comprise a combination of access to a cash-for-work program to generate short-term income, and livelihoods training combined with small asset transfers to support longer-term income-generating opportunities.

Component 2: Improving livelihoods
Component 2 will support the growth and development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in selected areas of Rakhine State. This component will introduce pilot interventions to test the feasibility of activities to support entrepreneurs and SMEs on an inclusive basis. Examples of interventions that may be piloted include financial assistance to entrepreneurs and SMEs in the form of grants or matching grants that may be coupled with business support services. Support may be provided via business plan competitions or similar mechanisms. The component will likely focus its support on value chains with higher job creation potential for diverse communities.

Component 3: Project management, monitoring and evaluation
Component 3 will finance technical and operational assistance for the day-to-day management and implementation of the project. It will provide institutional support and capacity development for project management, coordination, technical assistance and safeguards, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation, including the costs of information and communications technology (ICT) and geo-enabling tools.

The use of third-party monitoring is also being considered to strengthen monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the project. This component will also include diversity and conflict sensitivity training for implementing agency staff and all implementing partners. It will also finance activities for citizen engagement, routine and third-party M&E if applicable, as well as enhanced M&E in areas that are politically and/or socially sensitive. Finally, this component will include technical assistance to provide analytical and advisory inputs on key strategic issues for Rakhine State’s economic development, including ongoing large-scale infrastructure investments.

Investment Description
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International Development Association (IDA - World Bank) US$ 100.00 million

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1/ World Bank
Mauro Testaverde, Claudia Zambra Taibo. Senior Economist

Republic of the Union of Myanmar

3/Implementing Agencies
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation
Contact: Aung Thu
Position: Union Minister
Email: contact@e-moali.gov.mm

State Counsellor Office
Contact: Khin Maung Tin
Position: Deputy Minister
Email: statecounselloroffice@mm.gov

The World Bank
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