South Sudan Safety Net Project (SSSNP) (WB-P169274)

  • South Sudan
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Feb 14, 2019
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United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 40.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 40.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 16, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Nov 26, 2018

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Project Description

According to bank documents, the proposed project objective is to provide access to income opportunities to the poor and vulnerable and strengthen safety net delivery systems. The proposed SSSNP would aim to contribute to strengthened household capacity to better withstand social and economic shocks and stresses, while also supporting increased community interaction and dialogue for enhanced local level social cohesion and unity.

The project has 3 components:

  1. Public Works Plus - This component would focus on scaling up the public works component under the SNSDP to reach more poor and vulnerable households in existing and new geographic areas, following a “public works plus” approach.
  2. Direct Income Support. This component would provide cash transfers to vulnerable groups who lack able-bodied members in their households who can participate in public works activities.
  3. Strengthening Safety Net Delivery Systems and Project Management. This component would continue to strengthen safety net delivery systems which have been put in place under the SNSDP, building on the results achieved under the SNSDP.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Nadia Selim, Endashaw Tadesse Gossa
Social Protection Specialist

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Implementing Agency:
UNOPS South Sudan
Peter Mutoredzanwa
Country Representative 


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