Additional Financing for the Social Safety Net System Project II (WB-P175778)

  • Mauritania
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
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 17, 2021
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.
Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania
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)
Advisory Services
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 13.00 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 Mar 4, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Jan 5, 2021

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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 increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the nationwide adaptive social safety net system and its coverage of poor and vulnerable households with targeted social transfers, including in refugee and host communities.

The US$13 million AF will provide the opportunity to mitigate the dual impacts of COVID-19 and climate-related shocks for vulnerable households in 2021. Therefore, upcoming safety net interventions
will seek to support vulnerable households to help them to cope with the cumulative impacts of COVID19 and the climate shock. The AF will exclusively support the scale-up of existing activities included in the Parent Project. The original PDO, the closing date, the components and sub-components will remain the same. The results framework will be revised to reflect the scaling-up on the indicator targets, but no additional indicators will be introduced.

More specifically, the proposed AF will finance the scale-up of the shock-responsive programs as follows: (i) support the implementation of the Elmaouna program; (ii) pilot an extension of the Tekavoul program in case of shocks. The original project planned to support an average of 8,000 vulnerable households per year for the first three years of the project (2021 to 2023), either through the Elmaouna program or through the Tekavoul expansion option. The additional financing will allow Elmaouna and Tekavoul to support an additional 36,000 households (27,000 and 9,000 additional households respectively).

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World Bank:
Matthieu Boris Lefebvre
Senior Social Protection Specialist

Islamic Republic of Mauritania
Mohamed Salem Nany
MEI Investment General Director

Implementing Agency:
Taazour General Delegation
Moulaye Zeidane
Chargé de Mission 


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