Safety Net Systems for the Poorest (AF) (IDA18 RSW) (WB-P171086)

  • Bangladesh
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Specific Location
Cox's Bazar
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Voting Date
Mar 20, 2020
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 110.65 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Mar 13, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Dec 22, 2019

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Project Description

According to bank documents:

"The Project Development Objective is to improve the equity, efficiency, transparency and shock-responsiveness of major safety net programs to benefit the poorest and most vulnerable households.

4 Components of the project include:
1) Support to Ministry of Disaster Management & Relief (MoMDR) Safety Net Programs,
2) Strengthening of MoDMR Program Administration and Shock-Responsiveness Development of the National Household Database
3) Development of the National Household Database.
with the additional financing for the project aimed at:
4) Strengthening Community Resilience with Employment Generation Program for the Poorest (EGPP+) (ie: scaling up of the EGPP),
5) Strengthening Community Resilience for the Displaced Rohingya Population (DRP).  (ie: scaling up of community services/works program for the DRP.)"

New components 4 & 5 are introduced to address the negative impacts of the Rohingya crisis on both host communities and displaced Rohingya population (DRP) in Cox's Bazar and to ease tensions over perceived inequity between the DRP and host communities.

The EGPP will give households the ability to counter wage and price shocks therefore providing opportunities to host community and DRP, and have a replicable model for the Government to rollout in the event of future disasters or crises.


Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank
Kenichi Victor Nishikawa Chavez
Senior Social Protection Economist

Ashiq Aziz
Sr Social Protection Specialist

People's Republic of Bangladesh
Md. Mijanur Rahman
Deputy Secretary

Implementing Agencies
Department of Disaster Management
Satyendra SarkarJoint Secretary & Project Director

Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics
Shafiul Alam
Additional Secretary & Project Director

Ministry of Disaster Management & Relief


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