Sudan Women and Youth Entrepreneurship (SWAYE) (WB-P176998)

  • Sudan
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 31, 2022
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 Sudan
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  • Finance
  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 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)
$ 125.00 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 Jun 20, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Jun 10, 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 entrepreneurship and access to finance for MSMEs, focusing on women and youth owned/managed MSMEs.

  1. Component 1: Improving the enabling environment for MSMEs and Entrepreneurship. This component aims to address key institutional, policy, regulatory and technical bottlenecks that hamper the development of MSMEs and entrepreneurial ventures owned by women and youth. This will include:

    1. Strengthening Institutional, Legal and Regulatory Framework

    2. Targeted technical assistance/capacity building at relevant institutions key to driving the MSME agenda

    3. Enhancing payment systems and market infrastructure

    4. Capital Markets Development

  2. Component 2: Access to finance for MSMEs and startups. This component aims to increase access to affordable finance for women and youth owned/managed MSMEs and startups, through liquidity support, risk sharing and technical assistance.

  3. Component 3: Enhancing the capabilities of women and youth owned MSMEs and startups. This component aims to develop entrepreneurial skills, improve MSMEs capabilities to grow, and ultimately enhance the overall competitiveness of MSMEs through Business Development Services (BDS), with a particular focus on women and youth owned/managed MSMEs.

  4. Component 4: Project Management and Coordination. This component will finance support for project implementation.

Investment Description
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World Bank:
Uloaku Oyewole, Asta Bareisaite
Financial Sector Specialist

Ministry of Finance, Economy and Planning

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of Investment
Elhadi Mohamed Ibrahim


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