Shock Responsive Safety Net for Locust Response Project (WB-P174065)

  • Somalia
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 17, 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.
Federal Republic of Somalia
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Humanitarian Response
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 40.00 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 Jul 16, 2020

Disclosed by Bank May 18, 2020

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the Project objective of the proposed SNLRP is aligned to the results chain of the multi-regional Emergency Locust Response Program under the Multiphase Programmatic Approach.

The project has four components:

  1. Emergency Cash Transfers (US$ 39 million equivalent). Component 1 will respond to the threat of the locust outbreak by providing ECT to approximately 100,000 poor and vulnerable rural locust-affected households, equivalent to about 600,000 persons. The transfers will be delivered using the delivery system and procedures of the FGS’ Baxnaano program (supported by the SNHCP). MoLSA will strategically partner with WFP to support the implementation of Component 1, governed by a Standard Output Agreement. 

  2. Project Management and Monitoring and Evaluation (US$ 1 million equivalent). Component 2 will support the overall management and administration, monitoring of the project implementation, and learning from the experience of the locust response. Project management and administration will be supported by the well-staffed Project Implementation Unit (PIU) of the SNHCP/Baxnaano, housed within MoLSA. Given the shock-responsive nature of the project, the PIU will be enhanced with a position focused on managing MoLSA’s humanitarian coordination with stakeholders on the SNLRP, particularly with the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management and broader humanitarian partners and agencies. Further, component 2 will support additional operational activities linked to the monitoring and management of the SNLRP activities. Monitoring the implementation of the regular Baxnaano cash transfers will be conducted by an independent third-party monitoring
    (TPM) agency, which will be expanded for the SNLRP in terms of increased size and geographic coverage of the TPM sample to reflect the coverage of new districts and additional ECT beneficiaries.
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World Bank:
Afrah Alawi Al-Ahmadi
Sr Social Protection Specialist

Nadia Selim
Social Protection Specialist

Federal Republic of Somalia
Adirahman Duale Beileh
Minister of Finance

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs
Fardosa Ahmed Abdullahi
Project Manager and Social Protection Coordinator

Sadik Hersi Warfa


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