Afghanistan COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness Project (WB-P173775)

  • Afghanistan
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
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Apr 2, 2020
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Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Education and Health
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.40 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)
$ 100.40 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 May 18, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Mar 13, 2020

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Project Description

World Bank funding will support the COVID-19 response in Afghanistan. 

Project components are:

1) Emergency COVID-19 response

2) Health care strengthening

3) Mitigation of social impacts

4) Implementation management and monitoring and evaluation

5) Contingent emergency response component


The World Bank has given this project a High environment and social risk classification.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank

Francisca Ayodeji Akala / Senior Health Specialist and Task Team Leaders/

Ghulam Dastagir Sayed / Senior Health Specialist and Task Team Leaders/ gsayed@worldbank,org

Habibullah Ahmadzai / Senior Health Specialist and Task Team Leaders /


Borrower / Client / Recipient

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Salma Alokozai / Director /


Implementing Agencies

Ministry of Public Health

Diwa Samad / Deputy Minister /



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