Additional Financing - Sudan Family Support Project (WB-P176154)

  • Sudan
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jan 14, 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 Republic of Sudan
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  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 210.00 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.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 420.00 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 Dec 18, 2020

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the objective of the original project will remain unchanged, as: to deliver cash transfers and improve safety net systems to support the Sudanese families in the Recipient’s territory affected by expected economic reforms and other short-term shocks.

The project has three components:

  1. Component 1: Provision of Cash Transfers (Original Total US$350 million; AF US$ 415 million; Total US$ 765m) is set to finance cash transfers to selected families during the program’s first phase. The project will finance cash transfers in the states of Khartoum, Red Sea, South Darfur, and Kassala. With a fee of 3.5percent to payment service providers (PSPs), there are enough resources in the project to allow SFSP Phase 1 to provide transfers to 11.3 million individuals in 2 million families for six months. An additional 11.3 million beneficiaries would be financed by the AF. The project will provide cash transfers of US$5 per person per month for a total cost of US$350 million from the original financing and US$415 million from the AF. Contingent on additional resources becoming available, the program ramp-up is expected to reach 80 percent of the population by September 2021. The total families benefit levels will be calculated based on the number of family members (US$5 for each member of the family each month). After economic stabilization and fiscal rebalancing measures are undertaken by the GoS, financing using domestic revenues would contribute to the longer-term sustainable SSN from 2022 onward. Component 1 would also finance the service fees to expand the participation of electronic and mobile money, banking fees, or other fees of private payment providers.

  2. Component 2: Establish Delivery Systems and Build Institutional Capacity (Original Total US$40 million; AF not funded, Total US$ 40m) is establishing the key building blocks of the SFSP delivery system. Activities under this component will strengthen the Government’s institutional capacity to manage and implement the program. The component will provide financing for outreach and registration, enrollment, beneficiary verification, payment delivery, GRM, monitoring, and capacity building. This would also establish operational procedures, an SFSP management information system (MIS), necessary expansion and enhancements to the NCR, and an enabling legal framework for data protection and privacy. The component activities are grouped into two subcomponents:

    1. Subcomponent 2.1 on Registration and Delivery Systems, and Subcomponent 2.2 on Supporting Systems.

  3. Component 3: Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Learning (Original Total US$10 million; AF US$5 million, Total US$15m) supports coordination and project management activities necessary for the smooth functioning of the project, including the establishment of the Project Implementation Unit (PIU). The activities supported would include the ‘soft’ establishment costs of the DEA, day-to-day operational management, institutional setup, and donor coordination by the PIU and DEA. The component would also invest in establishing the SFSP beneficiary database, necessary hardware and software, internet connectivity, and IT infrastructure at the national and local levels. This component will also support the coordination and local-level capacity-building process, where
    the NCR, the PIU, DEA, and MoLSD will be receiving the necessary training to support the SFSP implementation at the local level. The component will also support strong monitoring practices and the development of social accountability and citizen engagement mechanisms with the support of local-level institutions including CDAs and NGOs. Knowledge management and learning would also be supported.
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World Bank:
Suleiman Namara
Senior Social Protection Economist
Surat F. Nsour
Senior Social Protection Specialist

Republic of Sudan
Ibrahim El Baddawi

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning
Ibrahim El Badawi


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