Additional Financing to Improving Nutrition Outcomes Project Using the Multiphase Programmatic Approach (WB-P173950)

  • Madagascar
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Jun 9, 2020
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 20.00 million
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$ 20.00 million
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Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jun 23, 2020

Disclosed by Bank May 28, 2020

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the project objective is to increase utilization of an evidence-based package of reproductive, maternal and child health and nutrition (RMCHN) interventions and improve key nutrition behaviors known to reduce stunting in targeted regions and to provide immediate and effective response to an eligible crisis or emergency.

This Additional Financing (AF) in the amount of US$20 million for Madagascar Improving Nutrition Outcomes Project is to fill the financing gap created by triggering the Contingency Emergency Response Component (CERC) related to Covid-19 support. It will allocate US$20 million to core project activities (financing gap). The CERC was triggered for US$ 20 million on April 3rd, 2020 for the Eligible Emergency Situation in Madagascar in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds were reallocated to CERC Component 4 (Disbursement category 6) from undisbursed proceeds of the IDA Improving Nutrition Outcomes Project to address the most urgent needs in health response. Madagascar is exceeding its IDA Fast Track Covid-19 Facility (FTCT) allocation of US$13.9 million by 44 percent, and the exceeded amount will be returned to the FTCF from the country’s FY21 Performance-based Allocation (PBA) envelope.

This AF will support the replenishment of the Project to ensure originally planned activities under the Project would be financed and implemented. Through this AF, financing will be provided back to the components that were used to finance the CERC activation and Covid-19 Emergency response, thus ensuring the PDO would be achieved by the end of the current Project despite the crisis. Project and components costs: The project will keep the same four components. As this Additional Financing is for a financing gap, the allocation of the AF between activities is done based on funding that was removed from triggering the CERC. Financing for the CERC was taken from Component 1 (US$14 million IDA) and from Component 2 (IDA US$ 6 million), thus through this Additional Financing the same amounts will be added to these two components. US$20 million will be added under component 4, amount allocated to the COVID-19 emergency response.

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World Bank:
Maud Juquois
Sr Economist (Health)
Voahirana Hanitriniala Rajoela
Senior Health Specialist

Ministry of Finance
Gaetan Duval
General Secretary

Implementing Agencies:
Unité de Programme National de Nutrition Communautaire (UPNNC)
Fidimalala Razafindrasata
National Director

Unité de Coordination des Projets (UCP) - Ministry of Public Health
Alain Rakotovao
National Coordinator UCP 


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