Zimbabwe Idai Recovery Project (WB-P171114)

  • Zimbabwe
Geographic location 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
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Jul 9, 2019
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Humanitarian Response
  • Law and Government
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 72.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 72.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jul 26, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jun 13, 2019

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the project objective is to address the early and medium-term resilient disaster recovery needs of cyclone-affected people.

The project has three components:

  1. Providing Immediate Support for Cyclone Recovery (US$27 million): This component will provide immediate and integrated livelihoods and healthcare solutions to cyclone-affected people, including: (a) restoring livelihoods through conditional cash transfers to provide food assistance, and through unconditional cash transfers for most vulnerable groups; (b) restoring agricultural crop and livestock production, including distribution of agricultural inputs for small farmer households, and the re-stocking and treatment of livestock and poultry, and; (c) accelerating the revitalization of basic health services, including the provision of a basic package of health services and referral pathways related to Gender-Based Violence (GBV)/Sexual Exploitation and Assault (SEA), and child protection measures. All activities under this component will specifically target women and female-headed households. This component will also finance project management and overheads costs for the above activities, such as needs and beneficiary assessments, preparation of technical designs and technical quality control, etc.
  2. Enabling Medium-term Cyclone Recovery and Resilience-building (US$35 million): This component will support the rehabilitation of critical community infrastructure, such as water and sanitation systems, irrigation networks, community schools, and community roads, as well as community level structural
    mitigation efforts for risk reduction, such as slope protection and environmental rehabilitation. This component will also finance project management and overhead costs for the above activities, such as needs and beneficiary assessments, preparation of technical designs and technical quality control, etc.
  3. Providing Project Management and Technical Assistance (US$7 million): This component will include:
    1. Project Management. This will provide project management support for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), for overall coordination and oversight functions and for centralized project services, across all components, such as M&E, environmental and social safeguards performance, technical quality assurance, grievance redressal, GBV/SEA and referral and protection systems, and for engaging third party monitoring services for project results validation; and
    2. Technical Assistance (TA) will include a range of activities that will be progressively determined on a needs basis, to facilitate the strengthened implementation. These could include, but are not necessarily restricted to: (a) supporting community risk assessments, monitoring and preparedness planning; (b) supporting community infrastructure damage assessments; (c) enhancing existing systems for displacement monitoring and targeting, as well as conducting intention surveys for internally displaced persons (IDPs); (d) developing health information and epidemic surveillance systems; and (e) strengthening project strategic communications and citizen engagement.
Investment Description
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Contact Information
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Ayaz Parvez
Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist

Asbjorn Haland Wee
Senior Operations Officer

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Nicholas George
Head of Washington Office

Implementing Agency:
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Rainer Frauenfeld
Director - Kenya Multi Country Office


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