Shock Responsive Safety Net for Locust Response Project Additional Financing (WB-P176369)

  • Somalia
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Jun 17, 2021
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$ 75.00 million
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$ 75.00 million
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Updated in EWS Jul 21, 2021

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The proposed SNLRP additional funding will broaden the scope of the project, as it will (i) scale up ECTs to additional eligible households, under Component 1: Emergency Cash Transfers;; (ii) increase funding allocation to Component 2: Project Management and Monitoring and Evaluation, to accommodate monitoring of additional households and increased project management responsibilities; and (iii) add a new Component 3: Household Registration in the USR, which relates also to the new PDO dimension, per below.

The proposed SNLRP additional funding will revise the Parent Project objective “to protect food security and livelihoods of poor and vulnerable households affected by the locust outbreak and strengthen social protection systems for preparedness.” The updated project objective will include an objective to strengthen SP systems for preparedness, reflecting the objective of the new component. This will also bring the SNLRP closer to the ELRP MPA PDO, which aims “to respond to the threat posed by the locust outbreak and to strengthen systems for preparedness.”

  1. Component 1: Emergency Cash Transfers. This Component will increase the ECTs to additional rural households whose livelihoods have been affected by the locust infestation and who were not ECT recipients of the Parent Project. The SNLRP AF beneficiaries will receive the same benefit amount that has already been established under the Parent Project. In line with the Parent Project, the new ECT beneficiaries will be selected among the poor and vulnerable households residing in locust impacted districts, with the direct recipient to be females, to the extent possible.

  2. Component 2: Project Management and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E). This component will continue to support the overall project management, administration, M&E and local level coordination by the well-staffed PIU of the SNHCP/Baxnaano, housed within MoLSA. Funding allocation to this component will be increased to accommodate for growing tasks related to project management and M&E activities, including the expansion of the scope of TPM, given the scaling up of ECTs and addition of new Component 3.

  3. Component 3: Household Registration in the Unified Social Registry. This new component will collect household socioeconomic data of beneficiary households covered by SNHCP and SNLRP to include in the USR, that is currently under development under the SNHCP. The objective will be to populate the USR’s database as a way to strengthen the SP systems’ preparedness to respond to impacts of future locust outbreaks and other shocks and emergencies, which is directly linked to the number of households contained in the USR database that can be promptly identified and categorized for safety net assistance during an emergency such as future locust outbreaks. This will also help to improve the coordination across response interventions including humanitarian assistance. Expansion of the household registration in the USR will support a strong foundation upon which a comprehensive national database of the poor and vulnerable can be built.

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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
Fardosa Ahmed Abdullahi
Project Manager and Social Protection Coordinator 


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