West Bank and Gaza COVID-19 Emergency Response (WB-P173800)

  • Palestine, West Bank, Gaza
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Apr 6, 2020
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Government of West Bank and Gaza
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 5.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 5.00 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, this World Bank funding will support the prevention, detection and support of immediate response to the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. It will strengthen the Palestinian health systems for public health preparedness.

Project components are:

1) Emergency Covid-19 Response

2) Strengthening overall healthcare services and clinical capacity to respond to Covid-19

3) Project implementation and monitoring


The World Bank has classified this project as having a Substanial environmental and social risk.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank

Fernando Montenegro Torres / Senior Economist (Health) and Task Team Leader/ ferxmont@worldbank.org

Harriet Nannyonjo / Senior Education Specialist and Task Team Leader / hnannyonjo@worldbank.org

Samira Ahmed Hillis / Program Leader and Task Team Leader/ shillis@worldbank.org


Borrower / Client / Recipient

Ministry of Finance

Laila Sbeih / Director, International Relations Department / lsbeih@yahoo.com


Implementing Agencies

Ministry of Health

Maria Al-Aqra / Director of International Relations Department / alqara@yahoo.com



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