Shock Responsive Safety Net for Human Capital Project Additional Financing (WB-P176368)

  • Somalia
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Voting Date
Jun 17, 2021
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Government of Somalia
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  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 110.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 110.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jul 21, 2021

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Project Description
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The proposed additional funding will support the continuation of the Component 1: Nutrition Linked Unconditional Cash Transfers. This will help to continue nutrition linked cash transfers for an additional two years once the cash assistance under the parent SNHCP is fully disbursed, thereby ensuring smooth and uninterrupted delivery of cash assistance to existing beneficiaries for the full duration of three years before they are reassessed for eligibility for re-enrollment, per the program design. In addition, the AF will support efforts to promote access by Baxnaano beneficiaries to health and education services, as feasible, and promote transformative behavioral changes through awareness raising and messaging, contributing to enhanced human capital accumulation. The AF will also increase the funding for Component 3 to cater for increased project management and monitoring responsibilities. The closing date will also be extended to allow for sufficient time to successfully complete all project activities.

  1. Component 1: Nutrition Linked Unconditional Cash Transfers. The AF will support the continuation of quarterly cash transfer payments to the 200,000 existing Baxnaano beneficiary households from Quarter 5 payments onwards. Mothers or female caregivers of children will continue to be prioritized as the direct recipients of the transfer. The cash assistance will complement humanitarian assistance as it will continue to focus on rural areas that experience high risks of food insecurity, which if not protected, add further pressures on humanitarian assistance that focuses on crises and emergency levels of food insecurity (i.e. IPC 3 & 4). Implementation of Component 1 will continue to be supported by WFP under an amended Standard Output Agreement with MoLSA.

  2. Components 2 will remain the unchanged. The funding allocation to Component 3: Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation and Knowledge Management will be increased to cater for increased project management and monitoring responsibilities envisioned under the proposed AF.

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World Bank:
Afrah Alawi Al-Ahmadi
Senior Social Protection Specialist

Nadia Selim
Social Protection Specialist

Federal Republic of Somalia
Adirahman Duale Beileh
Minister of Finance

Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs
Sadik Hersi Warfa


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