Original disclosure @ WB website
Updated in EWS Jun 16, 2022
Disclosed by Bank Jun 10, 2021
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According to bank documents, the project objective is to improve livelihood opportunities and access to basic services, particularly for women and youth, in target areas in Sudan.
The proposed project will be implemented through four components, as described below:
Component 1: Improved Rural Resilience through Community infrastructure. The component will finance the construction and rehabilitation of critical community infrastructure in line with buildback-better and climate-resilient standards. These may include, but not be limited to: (i) rehabilitation of irrigation systems and canals; (ii) rainfed water sand dams; (iii) boreholes; (iv) community WASH facilities; (v) rural access feeder roads and bridges; (vi) grain silos; (vii) solar lighting; (viii) community schools and health facilities; (viii) climate adaptation activities could include community-based forest and range land management (and regreening) (iix) rehabilitation and cleaning of drainage and sewage systems (for storm water and flood control); (ix) garbage collection and recycling or composting to fertilize farms; and (x) improvement of market infrastructure.
Component 2: Support to Livelihoods. This component will build resilient rural livelihoods. In consultation with the communities, youth and women, existing livelihoods will be reviewed to identify current gaps and weaknesses. To promote livelihoods and microbusinesses, male and female youth with be targeted for livelihoods support. Appropriate start-up support packages will be designed and hands-on assistance will be provided to kick-start new livelihoods and microbusinesses in sectors including agriculture (including agricultural inputs supply and extension services); animal husbandry services; book-keeping and accounting; auto and agricultural machinery repair and maintenance; artisanal trade and crafts; logistical and transport support; and etc.
Component 3: Challenge Fund for Social Enterprise. Social enterprise in Sudan is growing. They are serving diverse communities and working across a range of industries and around half are owned by women. The most significant challenge that hinder their growth is securing finance and obtaining grants. Social enterprise schemes has the potential to open up a lot of employment opportunities and financial returns for Sudanese youths while at the same time get them actively engaged in providing innovative solutions to the problems and issues facing their community in all social, environmental, health and economic arenas. The component, on a pilot basis, would set aside resources to set up a ‘Sudan Social Enterprise Challenge Fund’, to enable applicants on a competitive basis to access loan and grant financing to scale up their enterprises.
Component 4: Project Management and Capacity Building. This component will include project management and a robust capacity building to strengthen the technical and administrative capacity of the relevant national and local government entities. It will cover the costs of project management, implementation and supervision, including: procurement and financial management activities and audits; preparation of subproject designs and construction supervision; implementation of environmental and social monitoring (including security risk management); quality assurance responsibilities; technical management and oversight; grievance redress mechanism (GRM); and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and reporting; and communications requirements. It will also support the operational costs of other implementation structures, such as the project steering committee and other coordination structures, as needed.
Andrew James Roberts, Murat Fatin Onur, Samuel Thomas Clark
Senior Social Development Specialist
Ministry of Finance, Economy and Planning
Ministry of Federal Governance
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