Additional Financing for Girls' Education and Women's Empowerment and Livelihood Project (GEWEL) (WB-P169975)

Countries
  • Zambia
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
C
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Voting Date
Dec 26, 2019
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Borrower
Government of Zambia
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Education and Health
  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
Grant
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 160.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 160.00 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)
$ 196.50 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 Jul 14, 2019


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Project Description

According to bank documents, the project objective is to support the Government of Zambia to increase access to livelihood support for women and access to secondary education for disadvantaged adolescent girls in extremely poor households in selected districts. 

The proposed Additional Finance (AF) will scale up the existing components of Girls' Education and Women's Empowerment and Livelihood Project (GEWEL) while deepening their impacts on the human capital of women and girls. Components 1 and 2 of the existing GEWEL Project aim to improve livelihoods and human capital outcomes of women and adolescent girls belonging to the poorest and most vulnerable households in Zambia through the provision of livelihood support (Component 1) and bursaries for adolescent girls (Component 2). The Additional Financing proposes to add a new sub-component under Component 2, which would fund the Social Cash Transfer (SCT) to improve its performance by strengthen its delivery and fiduciary systems and financing the provision of cash transfers.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)

World Bank Group Financing
International Development Association (IDA) 160.00
IDA Credit 160.00
Non-World Bank Group Financing
Other Sources 36.50
UK: British Department for International Development (DFID) 21.50
SWEDEN: Swedish Intl. Dev. Cooperation Agency (SIDA) 15.00

Contact Information

World Bank:
Sarah Coll-Black
Senior Economist

Emma Sameh Wadie Hobson
Sr Social Protection Specialist

Borrower:
Government of Republic of Zambia
Mr. Mukuli Chikuba
Permanent Secretary
mukuli.chikuba@mof.gov.zm

Implementing Agencies:
Ministry of Community Development and Social Services (MCDSS)
Ms. Pamela Kabamba
Permanent Secretary
lnmutale@yahoo.co.uk

Ministry of Gender (MoG)
Dr. Auxilia Ponga
Permanent Secretary
abamponga@yahoo.co.uk

Ministry of General Education (MoGE)
Dr. Jobbicks Kalumba
Permanent Secretary - Education Services
hctukombe@yahoo.com 

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