The Gambia COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Project (WB-P173798)

  • Gambia
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
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 31, 2020
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Government of Gambia
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Education and Health
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 10.00 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)
$ 10.00 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 Apr 2, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Mar 21, 2020

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Project Description

According to bank documents, World Bank funding will be used to "prevent, detect and respond to the threat posed by Covid-19 and strengthen national systems for public health preparedness."

The project has the following components:

1) Emergency Covid-19 response

2) Strengthening multi-sector, national institutions and platforms for policy development and coordination of prevention and preparedness using One Health approach

3) Supporting national and sub-national, prevention and preparedness

4) Implementation management and monitoring and evaluation


The World Bank has classified the project as having a Substantial environmental and social risk category.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank

Samuel Lantei Mills / Senior Health Specialist and Task Team Leader / 5381+39100 /


Borrower / Client / Recipient

The Gambia

Amie Kolleh Jeng / Director of Public Finance Management /


Implementing Agencies

Ministry of Health

Muhamadou Lamin Jaiteh / Permanent Secretary /




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