Emergency Crisis Response Project Fourth Additional Financing (WB-P170241)

Countries
  • Yemen
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
B
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Voting Date
Apr 30, 2019
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Borrower
United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Humanitarian Response
  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 200.00 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)
$ 200.00 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 Apr 16, 2019

Disclosed by Bank May 1, 2010


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Project Description

Original Objective: The Project Objective is to provide short-term employment and access to selected basic services to the most vulnerable; and preserve existing implementation capacity of two service delivery programs.

Current Objective: The Project Development Objective is to provide short-term employment and access to selected basic services to the most vulnerable; preserve existing implementation capacity of service delivery programs; and provide emergency cash transfers to the poor and vulnerable in response to the food crisis.

The proposed fourth additional funding will provide resources to further scale up the impact of the project through: (i) expanding the coverage of the wage employment and livelihood support interventions and emphasizing nutrition sensitive interventions, and (ii) continue supporting emergency cash transfers (CT) to existing beneficiaries of the CT program to provide them with relative income stability and predictability (this includes the most vulnerable Yemenis, particularly the elderly, disabled, and female-headed households). The scaled-up project will be implemented over a period of two additional years, until September 2021, while supporting SFD’s Crisis Response Plan Phase II (2018-20).

The project will include three components as follows:

  1. Labor Intensive Works and Community Services implemented by UNDP;
  2. Project Management and Monitoring for UNDP;
  3. Emergency Cash Transfers, implemented by UNICEF. Detailed activities supported by each component are presented below:
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Qaiser M. Khan
Lead Economist

Afrah Alawi Al-Ahmadi
Sr Social Protection Specialist

Borrower:
UNDP
Auke Lootsma
Country Director
auke.lootsma@undp.org 

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Implementing Agencies:
UNDP
Auke Lootsma
Country Director
auke.lootsma@undp.org

UNICEF
Meritxell Relano
Representative
mrelano@unicef.org 

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