ADDITIONAL FINANCE :GAZA SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT RBF PROJECT (WB-P171328)

Countries
  • Palestine, West Bank, Gaza
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
A
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Jun 1, 2020
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Borrower
Palestine Liberation Organization
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 2.00 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 May 7, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Apr 8, 2020


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Project Description

According to bank documents, the current objective of this project remains to improve solid waste management services in the Gaza Strip. 

The project has four components:

Component 1: Solid Waste Transfer and Disposal Facilities
Component 2: Institutional Strengthening
Component 3: Primary Collection and Resource Recovery
Component 4: Project Management

The GPRBA grant scheme is sought to provide complementary operational funds in the form of additional financing to the infrastructure investment supported under GSWMP. The results-based financing employs a mechanism where by the service provider, JSC-KRM, receive payments in the form of a subsidy from GPRBA, upon confirmation of independently verified achieved targets for service quality and cost recovery. This grant is provided to the service provider for two years to offset the increased operational costs while incentivizing the JSC to improve its service quality and delivery. The US$ 2M additional funds acquired from GPRBA is primarily targeted for operational improvements and to support two key
outcomes: (i) improvement in solid waste service delivery and; (ii) strengthening the financial sustainability of JSC-KRM though improved cost recovery.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
John Morton
Senior Urban Environment Specialist

Borrower:
Palestine Liberation Organization (for the benefit of the Palestinian Authority)
Laila Sbaih
Acting Director General

Implementing Agency:
Municipal Development and Lending Fund
Dr. Tawfiq Albudairi
Director General

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