Malawi - Resilience and Disaster Risk Management Project Additional Financing (WB-P171877)

Countries
  • Malawi
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
B
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
Mar 11, 2020
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Borrower
Government of Malawi
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Law and Government
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
Grant, Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 80.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 40.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 40.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 80.00 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 Feb 11, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Jan 30, 2020


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Project Description

According to bank documents, the original project objective is to “support the Government of Malawi to meet the immediate food security and livelihoods restoration needs of the communities affected by drought and promote recovery and resilience in key affected sectors”. In the event of a future eligible crisis or emergency, the Project may also be able to provide immediate recovery support to GoM through a proposed Contingent Emergency Response Component.

The current project objective is to “support the recovery of livelihoods and infrastructure in affected areas and strengthen capacity for flood and drought risk management”.

Additional financing is requested for the following components and subcomponents;

  1. Component 1: Improving Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods (increase by US$14 million).
    1. Sub-Component 1. 4: Climate Smart Irrigation (USD $14 Million). The objective of this component is to strengthen the resilience of rural agricultural communities through
      rehabilitation and construction of irrigation schemes, enhancement of agricultural production and catchment rehabilitation.
  2. Component 2: Enhancing Drought and Flood Risk Management (increase by US$63 million).
    1. Sub-component 2.1.: Rehabilitating and Augmenting Critical Water Supply Infrastructure (USD $10 Million). This sub-component aims to strengthen the resilience of communities vulnerable to drought through the provision of reliable water supply systems.
    2. Sub-component 2.2. Strengthening Flood and Drought Risk Management in Shire Basin (US$11 million). The objective of this sub-component is to enhance decision making for management of flood and drought risk in the Shire River Basin and Blantyre City, utilizing a territorial and basin approach to drive Disaster Risk Management.
    3. Sub-component 2.3. Strengthening Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Capacity at National, District and City Level (USD $ 16 Million). The objective of this sub-component is to enhance the capacity for disaster risk management, in line with the DRM institutional framework, and improve delivery of services at the national, district and city level. Priority investments will be selected and financed to ensure a coordinated and consistent approach to building the capacity of the DRM system in line with the legal framework in place.
    4. Sub-component 2.4.: Flood and drought risk reduction infrastructure (US$26 million). The objective of this sub-component is to reduce the risk of communities exposed to flooding and enhance the resilience of community to drought through strategic infrastructure investments.
  3. Component 4: Project Management (increase by US$3 million). This component will be scaled up with US$ 3,000,000 to cover the additional cost of implementation and the extension of the closing date by 3 years.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Francis Samson Nkoka
Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist

Nicholas James Callender
Disaster Risk Management Specialist

Borrower:
Government of Malawi, Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development
Cliff Chiunda
Secretary to the Treasury
mepd@malawi.net

Implementing Agencies:
Ministry of Agriculture,Irrigation and Water Development

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