Shock Responsive Safety Net for Human Capital Project (WB-P171346)

  • Somalia
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Voting Date
Aug 8, 2019
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Federal Republic of Somalia
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  • Education and Health
  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 65.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 65.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jul 25, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jun 10, 2019

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Project Description
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The project development objective is to provide cash transfers to targeted poor and vulnerable households and establish the key building blocks of a national shock-responsive safety net system.

The SNHCP is a total of US$ 65 million financed from the IDA’s pre-arrears clearance grant and would support three components, to be implemented over a three year period. 

  1. Nutrition-linked Unconditional Cash Transfers (US$ 53 million equivalent). This Component would provide unconditional cash transfers to households that are chronically poor and vulnerable to drought and malnutrition and link them to complementary nutritional support programs. The objectives of the component are: (i) support households to strengthen their resilience and avoid negative coping mechanisms (e.g. selling off existing households’ assets) to meet escalating needs as a result of the drought in the short term; and (ii) promote human capital investment in the medium to long term by linking beneficiary households to complementary nutrition services (where it exists)9 and continuing to smooth consumption gaps through predictable and reliable provision of cash transfer, even after drought risks are no longer present.
  2. Delivery Systems and Institutional Capacity Building (US$ 6 million equivalent). Component 2 would establish the key building blocks of a SP delivery system and advance policy development, as well as strengthen institutional capacity of relevant government ministries to manage and implement it. The component will provide policy support and technical assistance for the development of safety net delivery systems: a social registry, MIS, operational procedures for registration, enrollment, targeting, grievance redress, payment delivery, monitoring, community outreach and information campaign; and capacity building activities.
  3. Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Knowledge Management (US$ 6 million equivalent). Component 3 would establish Project Implementation Units (PIUs), strengthen MoLSA’s coordination arrangements and promote learning and knowledge management through robust M&E. Specifically, PIUs would be established at the federal and member state levels. Focus would be given to strengthening MoLSA’s coordination arrangements within other ministries and stakeholders at the federal level, and between the federal level and the member states at the local level.
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World Bank:
Afrah Alawi Al-Ahmadi
Sr Social Protection Specialist

Federal Republic of Somalia
Adirahman Duale Beileh
Minister of Finance

Implementing Agencies
Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs
Sadik Hersi Warfa

Fardosa Ahmed Abdullahi
Senior Policy Advisor/National SP Coordinator 


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