Angola Social Safety Nets (WB-P169779)

Countries
  • Angola
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
Proposed
Bank Risk Rating
U
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Jun 25, 2019
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower
Government of Angola
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Law and Government
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 320.00 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)
$ 330.00 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 Jul 26, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Mar 19, 2019


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Project Description

According to bank documents, the objectives of the proposed Project are to provide temporary income support to poor and vulnerable households in selected areas while strengthening the delivery mechanisms for the development of a basic social safety net system.

The project has three components:

  1. Cash transfer program to mitigate the impact of the subsidy reform on poor households (US$ 245 million and US10 million counterpart funding). The objective of this component is to design and implement a temporary cash transfer program that aims to mitigate the impact of the subsidy reform on poor and near poor populations with a goal of reaching one million households.
  2. Development of an effective basic safety nets system (US$ 65 million). The specific objective of this component is to strengthen the capacity of MASFAMU, FAS and partner institutions responsible for activities in social safety nets at the central, provincial and municipal levels to implement short term measures and build the key blocks of a proper safety nets system. This component includes three sub-components that aim to build key permanent delivery systems, strengthen communication, and develop complementary programs to support productive and human capital investments at the municipal level.
    1. Key permanent delivery systems to implement social protection programs (US$ 15 million). This subcomponent is expected to increase the effectiveness of the social protection system by developing delivery systems that enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the social protection sector and allow MASFAMU, especially the National Directorate for Social Assistance, and FAS to better manage their programs.
    2. Communication strategy for the subsidy reform and the safety net programs (US$ 5 million). This sub-component is expected to increase the support for the subsidy reform and help enlarge the political space for its implementation. The project would support the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Social Communication and MASFAMU to set up a communication strategy and system for the sector and specifically for the subsidy reform.
    3. Establishment of a basic social safety nets system, supporting investments in productive and human capital (US$ 45 million). This sub-component is expected to increase the poverty impacts of the safety net systems by helping address more structural characteristics of poverty.
  3. Project management (US$ 10 million). This component would support the establishment of a dedicated project implementation unit to support FAS and MASFAMU in implementing activities. It is anticipated that FAS will lead the implementation of the cash transfer program and the overall implementation of the project activities while MASFAMU will focus on coordination, overall communication strategy for the reform, and coordination with human development service providers. As organized for project preparation, the project will support the establishment of a multi-sectoral steering committee lead by the Presidency and including MinFin, MASFAMU, MAT and others to guide the project team and contribute to a whole of government approach for the subsidy reform.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Benedicte Leroy De La Briere
Lead Economist

Borrower:
Ministerio das Financas
Osvaldo João
Director Studies
osvaldo.joão@minfin.gov.ao 

Implementing Agencies:
Ministerio da Accão Social, Familia e Promocão da Mulher
Teresa Quivienguele
National Director for Social Assistance
princeelliott@yahoo.com.br

Fundo de Apoio Social
Santinho Figueira
Director General
figueirasantinho@gmail.com 

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