Third Additional Financing for the Sierra Leone Social Safety Net Project (WB-P174813)

Countries
  • Sierra Leone
Geographic location 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
Approved
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
C
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Dec 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.
Borrower
Republic of Sierra Leone
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Law and Government
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Grant
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 5.30 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.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 5.58 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 11, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Sep 17, 2020


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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

According to bank documents, the project objective is to establish the key building blocks for a basic national safety net system and to provide income support to extremely poor households in Sierra Leone.

The Project has three components:

  1. Development of Systems for Implementation of Social Safety Net Interventions;
  2. Cash Transfers to Extremely Poor Households; and
  3. Program Management and Capacity Building. The Project is implemented by the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA).

The proposed additional financing will deliver the ECT to an additional 38,000 households with informal sector workers in urban areas, bringing the total coverage of ECT to 67,000 households. Furthermore, the AF will, by frontloading the uncommitted funds of the parent SSN Project, scale up the SSN cash transfers to additional 30,000 extremely poor households (bringing the total coverage of the SSN cash transfers to 65,000 households). Therefore, the national coverage of Sierra Leone’s flagship social safety net program will be expanded to help offset the negative impacts of COVID-19 while continuing to further strengthen the key building blocks of the country’s basic national safety net system. The AF will maintain the Project’s strong focus on targeting households with PwDs.

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World Bank:
Junko Onishi
Senior Social Protection Specialist
Abu Kargbo
Operations Officer

Borrower:
Republic of Sierra Leone
Jacob Jusu Saffa
Minister of Finance
jususl2001@gmail.com

Implementing Agencies:
National Commission for Social Action
Abu Bockarie Kokofele
Commissioner, National commissioner for Social Action
abukokofele@nacsa.gov.sl 

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