Djibouti Integrated Slum Upgrading Project - Additional Financing (WB-P172979)

  • Djibouti
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Dec 18, 2020
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Government of Djibouti
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  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 30.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 30.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jun 20, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Dec 17, 2020

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the original proposed development objective is to (i) improve the living conditions for slum dwellers in selected urban areas and (ii) strengthen the capacity of public institutions in charge of implementing the Zero Slum Program.

The project objective will change to: (I) improving the living conditions of host communities and refugees in selected areas; and (ii) enhancing the social and economic integration of host communities and refugees.

The project has four components:

  1. Component 1. Support to public policies and institutional strengthening (US$ 5.1 million). This component will continue to reinforce the capacity of the different stakeholders involved in the project and it will also focus on supporting national institutions in the formulation of public policies for the integration of refugee and host communities. It is expanded to provide support to national institutions for the operationalization of the 2017 National Refugee Law.

    1. Subcomponent 1.1. Support to the implementation of the 2017 National Refugee Law. 
    2. Subcomponent 1.2. Inclusion of vulnerable populations and refugees in planning and implementation tools of the PZB. 
    3. Subcomponent 1.3: Support to governance and institutional strengthening
  2. Component 2. Participatory upgrading investments to improve the living and housing conditions of the host community and refugees (US$ 23.1 millions). The objective of the second component is to expand access to services in additional areas, including other urban neighborhoods and two refugee villages to improve the living conditions of both host communities and refugees. It will continue to strengthen community development activities and will introduce support to economic activities for host community and refugees.

    1. Subcomponent 2.1. Supporting inclusive and resilient restructuring of urban neighborhoods and refugee villages and improving access to services. 
    2. Subcomponent 2.2. Investments in the resettlement area and technical support to extension zones.
    3. Subcomponent 2.3: Support to housing improvement.
    4. Subcomponent 2.4: Social and Economic Development Fund for the integration of host communities and refugees
  3. Component 3 – Project management (US$ 1.8 millions). In addition to the support to the implementing agency as part of the parent project, the AF will support the measures taken by the PIU to manage the expanded scope of activities. Following a self-assessment based on the experience of the first six months of implementation of the ISUP, the implementing agency established an action plan to expand the implementing team. It includes the recruitment of several experienced professionals aimed at increasing the agency delivering capacity, including the recruitment of: ; a supervision engineer to closely monitor the different works for ARULOS; y; an associate safeguards specialist; a dedicated procurement assistant; a disaster risk management expert to ensure resilience measures are integrated throughout the different pillars of the ZSP interventions ; and a communication specialist to strengthen the communication activities. An expert in community engagement will be hired to benefit the MASS in order to support activities related to community engagement. A monitoring and evaluation expert will also be recruited to assist the Ministry of Housing in the coordination and delivery of its activities.

  4. Component 4 – Covid-19 and Floods Emergency response. This component of the parent project supporting an emergency program to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and floods will remain unchanged.
  5. Component 5 – CERC. This component of the parent project will not change and aims to provide immediate response to an Eligible Crisis or Emergency, as needed by allowing for rapid reallocation of project proceeds in the event of any future natural or man-made disaster or crisis that has caused, or is likely to imminently cause, a major adverse economic and/or social impact. This component is

    beneficial directly to both refugees and host communities that might be impacted by any future disaster.
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World Bank:
Salim Rouhana
Senior Urban Specialist

Anastasia Nejma Touati
Urban Development Specialist

Benjamin Herzberg
Senior Private Sector Specialist

Republic of Djibouti
Ali Mohamed Ali
Director of External Financing

Implementing Agency:
Abdourahman Ali Ahmed


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