Tunisia Integrated Disaster Resilience Program (WB-P173568)

  • Tunisia
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
Dec 14, 2020
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 Tunisia
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Climate and Environment
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Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 80.00 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.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 160.00 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 Aug 3, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Jun 22, 2020

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the project objective is to improve Tunisia’s disaster risk management and financing, and enhance the protection of the targeted population and their assets from disaster and climate-related events.

The Program will support the following Result Areas:

  1. Result area 1: Scaling up Disaster Risk Reduction. This Results Area (RA) will support the GoT in its efforts to avoid negative impacts of adverse events and reduce existing risks by: (i) investing in already identified small-scale flood risk protection projects and supporting the implementation of the National Flood Risk Management Plan; (ii) the implementation of the GPSS roadmap to improve school infrastructure resilience and mainstream DRM in the education sector; and iii) support to the GoT in taking the necessary steps for the establishment of a para-seismic building code.
    1. Result 1.1: The number of people living in flood risk-prone areas who are covered by flood prevention infrastructure is increased.

    2. Result 1.2: Key public-school infrastructure is built or retrofitted according to hazard resilient standards.

    3. Result 1.3: Paraseismic building code is established.
  2. Result area 2: Enhancing Disaster Preparedness and Early Warning Systems. This RA will support the GoT in strengthening disaster preparedness through improvement of hydrometeorological services and EWS, as well as capacitybuilding for preparedness and response planning at national and sub-national levels.

    1. Result 2.1: Number of people reached by Early Warning Systems.

    2. Result 2.2: Sub-national and sectoral preparedness plans are endorsed and implemented.
  3. Result area 3: Strengthening Financial Protection. This area will support the GoT in strengthening its financial protection capacity by defining, adopting and implementing a national DRF strategy combining sovereign financial instruments and fostering the development of private sector solutions. By leveraging domestic insurance markets to transfer risks away from most vulnerable businesses and populations, a more comprehensive financial response framework to address a predefined range of disaster events and losses will be possible. Both actions will rely on the development of data management systems to inform decision making.

    1. Result 3.1: A sovereign DRF strategy is implemented.

    2. Result 3.2: Catastrophic insurance market is developed.
  4. Result Area 4 (cross-cutting): Harnessing institutional coordination, a sound regulatory environment and knowledge for risk management. The Program will be supporting political and technical dialogue on the way forward to improve institutional coordination, the DRM regulatory environment and risk understanding/knowledge. An initial analysis on the institutional and legal framework for DRM, presenting potential scenarios for institutional strengthening, was supported by the WB and used as a basis for multi-institutional dialogue during FY20. The WB will continue to support long-term national efforts towards a comprehensive reform of the legal, institutional and knowledge-management framework for DRM. Tentative DLIs could include: the adoption of the national DRR strategy; the development of a new DRM Law; the adoption of a multi-year costed action plan for institutional/legal strengthening; the set-up of institutional mechanisms for coordination around DRM; and/or the adoption of risk information systems.

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World Bank:
Name : Salim Rouhana
Designation : Sr Urban Spec.
Role : Team Leader(ADM Responsible)
Telephone No : 5714+38786
Email : srouhana@worldbank.org

Name : Mihasonirina Andrianaivo
Designation : Senior Financial Sector Specialist
Role : Team Leader
Telephone No : 473-9003
Email : mandrianaivo@worldbank.org

Name : Philipp Stefan Petermann
Designation : Disaster Risk Management Specialist
Role : Team Leader
Telephone No : 5220+81106
Email : ppetermann@worldbank.org

Borrower : Ministry of Finance
Contact : Olfa Chamari
Title : Counsellor
Telephone No : 0021698360714
Email : ochammari@finances.tn

Implementing Agencies:
Implementing Agency : Ministry of Finance
Contact : Olfa Chamari
Title : Counsellor
Telephone No : 21698360714
Email : Ochammari@finances.tn

Implementing Agency : National Institute for Meteorology
Contact : Hedi Agrebi Jaouadi
Title : Director General
Telephone No : 21698322755
Email : dg@meteo.tn

Implementing Agency : Ministry of Equipment, Housing and Land Use Planning
Contact : Najib Benchikha
Title : Director General
Telephone No : 21623220637
Email : najib.benchikha@mehat.gov.tn 


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