Somalia Urban Resilience Project Phase II (WB-P170922)

  • Somalia
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
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Oct 31, 2019
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Government of Somalia; Ministry of Finance
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  • Infrastructure
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 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)
$ 112.00 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 May 8, 2019

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Project Description

According to bank documents, the project objective is to strengthen public service delivery capacity at the municipal level and support the reconstruction of key urban
infrastructure in targeted areas. The following four components are proposed for a duration of five years:

  1. Urban Infrastructure and Services (USD 94m)
    1. Sub-Component 1.1: Urban Infrastructure and Services (US$ 4m). This component will cover the preparation of any technical studies required prior to the construction of civil works to be supported through the project which includes: (i) technical studies, engineering designs and bidding documents for priority investments; (ii) environment and social due diligence work; (iii) institutional assessments of implementing agencies; and (iv) any other necessary analytical work. The preparation of these studies would be contracted out by the respective municipalities/district governments and a competitive procurement process would be followed.
    2. Sub-Component 1.2. Investment in Urban Infrastructure and Services (US$ 90m). This component will finance all costs associated with the implementation and supervision of infrastructure investments in cities where the necessary implementation readiness criteria are met.
  2. Institutional Strengthening and Analytics (US$ 6m). This component will support various thematic technical assistance (TA) and related analytics that will feed into the design of the TA. Possible TA activities include:  (i) TA on Displacement and Durable Solutions; (ii) TA on Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of Urban Infrastructure and Services; (iii) TA on Subnational Infrastructure and Service Delivery.
  3. Project Management (US$ 10m). This component will finance both the overall project management costs of the project as well as the capacity building of the project and municipal staff who will implement and manage the project. Specifically, this component will finance costs related to staffing of a Project Coordination Unit (PCU) located in a federal level line ministry such as the Ministry of Public Works as well as the PIUs at the municipal level in al target cities.
  4. Contingent Emergency Response (US$ 0m). This contingent emergency response component (CERC) would be included under the project in accordance with the World Bank Policy on Investment Project Financing dated November 10, 2017, Paragraph 12 and 13 for situations of urgent need of assistance, as a project-specific CERC. This will allow for rapid reallocation of project funds in the event of a natural or man-made crisis in the future, during the implementation of the project, to address eligible emergency needs under the conditions established in its operations manual. This component will have no funding allocation initially and will draw resources from the other expenditure categories at the time of activation. If an Immediate Response Mechanism (IRM) is established, this component will serve as an IRM CERC to allow the reallocation of uncommitted funds from the project portfolio to the IRM Designated Account (DA) to address emergency response and recovery costs, if approved by the World Bank.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

Ministry of Finance

Implementing Agencies:
Benadir Regionnal Administration/Mogadishu Municipality
Abdirahman Omar Osman

Kismayo Municipality/Jubbaland
Ibrahim Mohamed Yusuf

Baidoa Municipality/South West State
Abdullahi Ali Watiin

Garowe Municipality
Ahmed Said Muse


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