SPF - Support to Zimbabwe Recovery and Resilience (WB-P172176)

  • 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
Oct 22, 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.
Government of Zimbabwe
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Law and Government
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 2.00 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 Jan 16, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Oct 13, 2019

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

According to bank documents, the project objective is to support the Government of Zimbabwe to build capacity for managing the recovery process and promote resilience and stability. The project would have the following activities:

  1. Capacity and institutional strengthening: Support to be provided to strengthen Government’s capacity for disaster recovery and resilience at both the national level and local government structures in the cyclone affected districts:
    1. At the national level, activities could aim to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works, and National Housing (MLGPWNH), through the Department of Civil Protection (DCP), to coordinate recovery efforts in response to both rapid and slow-onset
    2. At the local level, activities could focus on providing training and building capacity of the Civil Protection Committees and rural Development Committees at District, Ward and Village levels to allow these to engage with and coordinate the cyclone response, as part of their delegated
  2. System for Beneficiary Identification: This component would support Government’s capacity to rapidly collect and compile data and information on beneficiaries: lists, profiles, service delivery usage, and livelihoods requirements in the cyclone affected areas
Investment Description
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Contact Information
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World Bank:
Contact : Asbjorn Haland Wee
Title : Senior Operations Officer
Telephone No : 5220+88672

Contact : Ayaz Parvez
Title : Senior Disaster Risk Managemen
Telephone No : 202-473-9804

Borrower : Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
Contact : Andrew Bvumbe
Title : Principle Director
Telephone No : 263777550740
Email : bvumbe@gmail.com

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
Contact : Margireta Makuwaza
Title : Director International Cooperation
Telephone No : 2634703620
Email : mmakuwaza@zimtreasury.gov.zw 


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