Yemen Social Protection Enhancement and COVID-19 Response AF (WB-P177020)

  • Yemen
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 30, 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.
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
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  • Humanitarian Response
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 300.00 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)
$ 300.00 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.
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Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Mar 8, 2022

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the project objective is to provide cash transfers, temporary employment, and increased access to basic services and economic opportunities to food-insecure populations affected by COVID-19, the conflict and climaterelated shocks, as well as to strengthen the capacity of national institutions.

Proposed changes under the additional funding (AF). The following revisions will be introduced under the proposed AF and restructuring: (i) PDO and intermediate level indicators will be revised to increase associated targets; (ii) for simplification, Project components will be realigned and revised as follows: (a) Subcomponent 1.2 will be moved under Component 2 (as Subcomponent 2.1); (b) Component 1 (currently “Cash Transfers”) will be renamed “Unconditional Cash Transfers” (c) Component 2 (currently “Labor Intensive Works and Economic Opportunities”) will be renamed “Geo-focused support to reduce food insecurity and malnutrition”; (d) the allocation for Component 1 will be increased by US$182 million; (e) the allocation for Component 2 will be increased by US$100 million; (f) two new intermediate level indicators related to geographical bundling of interventions under Component 2 will be introduced to the Results Framework; (g) the allocation for Component 3 will be increased by US$18 million; and (iii) the project’s closing date will be extended by an additional two years, from December 30, 2022 to December 30, 2024, to reflect the extended implementation period, offset delays caused by the preparation and clearance of ESF instruments, and to align it with the closing date of the AF.

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World Bank:
Cristobal Ridao-Cano
Lead Economist

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Auke Lootsma
Resident Representative

Implementing Agencies:
Social Fund for Development
Abdullah Al-Dailami
Managing Director

Public Works Project
Saeed Abdo Ahmed
Executive Director 


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