Comoros Post-Kenneth Recovery and Resilience Project (WB-P171361)

  • Comoros
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 18, 2019
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Government of Comoros; Ministry of Finance, Budget and Banking Sector.
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  • Climate and Environment
  • Humanitarian Response
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
Grant, Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 45.00 million
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 25.00 million
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Grant Amount (USD)
$ 25.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 45.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 14, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Oct 1, 2019

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Project Description

According to bank documents, the Project Objective is to support recovery and increase disaster and climate resilience of select public and private infrastructure in the areas affected by cyclone Kenneth. The project has three components:

  1. Recovery and resilience in the housing sector. This component aims to support the development and implementation of a national housing reconstruction program for the most vulnerable cyclone affected households by financing the reconstruction of 1,000 houses across the three islands. This includes: a transparent beneficiary selection and prioritization process; large training and dissemination programs promoting safe building standards and practices including resilient habitat construction techniques across the three islands, development of resilient housing typology designs, supply of construction materials, TA in construction, supervision, quality control ensured through an inspection/certification process at each stage, securing permits and land titles, and incentives for contributions from households (e.g. unskilled labor).
  2. Coastal resilience and infrastructure rehabilitation. This subcomponent will finance resilient coastal defense works in areas affected by the cyclone. Various stretches of the coastline were eroded and washed away by the cyclone, putting at risk the local residents, their houses, and critical public infrastructure including hospitals and national roads. These include for instance Foumbouni in Grande Comore; Djoezi, Fomboni and Nioumachoua in Mohéli; and Pajé in Anjouan. These sites are highly populated, economically active and located along national roads which in some cases such as in Anjouan, are built against the mountains, leaving no room to be shifted inland.
  3. Integrated DRM and CERC. This component aims to support the Government’s response to the cyclone, financing expenditures incurred as
    preparation and response to the cyclone. These could be supported by retroactive financing. This component also aims at strengthening the capacity of the Government to manage disasters through improving governance in disaster risk reduction, improving emergency preparedness capacity, improving understanding of hazards and risks. Finally, it includes a contingent emergency response subcomponent as well. The CERC is a zero-dollar subcomponent that can provide immediate response to an eligible crisis or emergency. It remains dormant until formal activation. Once activated, this component will allow redistribution of uncommitted and undisbursed funds from one of the project components to this subcomponent to finance emergency/recovery needs in case of an eligible crisis or emergency.
  4. Project management, risk management and monitoring and evaluation. This component will support the implementation of all project activities. It will finance the establishment and capacity building of the Project Implementing Unit (PIU) within the implementing agency, covering project management, technical, fiduciary (procurement and financial management), E&S capacities. It will support consulting and nonconsulting service costs, training, operational costs, limited goods and small works, as well as resettlement planning and implementation, and community development initiatives. Project management, M&E entails inter alia preparation of project reports, including for project mid-term review and project completion, baseline studies, audits (financial and technical, environmental, social as needed). This Component will support tailored training and capacity building activities in order to strengthen the implementation of all components.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Van Anh Vu Hong
Senior Urban Development Specialist

Ministry of Finance, Budget and Banking Sector.
Said Ali Said Chayhane

Implementing Agencies:
Directorate General for Civil Security (DGSC)
Mohammed Omar Ben Cheikh
Deputy Director General

Ministry of Land-Use and Urban Planning, in charge of Land issues and Land Transport
Dani Bakar
Director of the Directorate General of Equipment and Land Us 


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