Emergency Lifeline Connectivity Project (WB-P177053)

  • 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
Dec 16, 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.
United Nations Office for Project Services
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Transport
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 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)
$ 50.00 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 Aug 27, 2021

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Project Description
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Accoridng to bank documents, the proposed project objectives are to provide climate resilient road access, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities to food insecure rural pupulation of Yemen.

The project will be implemented through 4 components:

  1. Component 1: Rural and Village Access Roads Improvement and Maintenance. Component 1.A: Rehabilitation of Lifeline Rural Access Roads. The component would finance the following: (i) rural access road upgrading (150 km) and spot improvement along selected road sections, (ii) construction of market stalls for potential roadside vendors and (iii) studies, designs, production of tender documents and independent supervision of the civil works.

    1. Component 1.B: Employment-Intensive Road Maintenance. This component would support (i) creation/strengthening of microenterprises (ME), (ii) training MEs, and (iii) labor-intensive maintenance of rural and village access roads through MEs (about 60 km village access roads (VAR) and 150 km rural roads and), (iv) consultancy services for studies, preparation of training modules, designs, production of tender documents and independent supervision linked to the civil works.

  2. Component 2: Strengthening Management Capacity of Transport Sector Public Institutions. This component would finance: (i) strengthening project management capacities of the RMF and RAP, (ii) support for RAP to revive its Management Informant System (MIS), (iii) Support RMF to reactivate its Road Asset Management System (RAMS) and tools.

  3. Component 3: Project Implementation and Monitoring Support, Studies and Preparatory Activities. This component would support project management, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) to ensure that the Project is successfully and efficiently implemented and various studies and analytical works that will inform and underpin future sector investments.

  4. Component 4: Contingent Emergency Response (US$0 million; to be capitalized in case of emergency). The objective of this component is to improve the country’s response capacity in the event of a new emergency, following the procedures governed by paragraph 12 of the World Bank Policy on Investment Policy Financing (Rapid Response to Crises and Emergencies).

Investment Description
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World Bank:
Mesfin Wodajo Jijo
Senior Transport Specialist
Abdulhakim Ali Ahmed Al-Aghbari
Senior Highway Engineer


Implementing Agency:
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Bana Kaloti
Regional Director


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