Tunisia COVID-19 Social Protection Emergency Response Support Project Additional Financing (WB-P177821)

Countries
  • Tunisia
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
Proposed
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Bank Risk Rating
A
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Voting Date
Mar 29, 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.
Borrower
Government of Tunisia
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Finance
  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
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.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Feb 24, 2022


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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the project objective is to provide cash support to poor and vulnerable households affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and contribute to strengthening the social protection system in Tunisia.

The proposed additional funding will continue to support the AMEN Social program to ensure the provision of cash transfers to poor and vulnerable households to alleviate the impact of the crises and further strengthen the capacity of the social assistance system to respond to economic shocks. The components of the Parent project will be revised and include:

  1. under the first component: an expansion of the AMEN Social program cash transfer to mitigate the impact of the current health and economic crisis or future economic shocks on poor and vulnerable households and support the improvement of the targeting efficiency of the AMEN Social program.
  2. under the second component: an expansion of financial support to the Family Allowance under the AMEN Social program for the poorest and vulnerable households, and
  3. under the third component: a reinforcement of the governance and institutional arrangements of the AMEN Social program and further improvement of the efficiency of the social protection system.
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World Bank:
Mahdi Barouni
Senior Economist

Carlo Del Ninno
Lead Economist

Borrower:
Republic of Tunisia
Kalthoum Hamzaoui
General Director
k.hamzaoui@mdci.gov.tn

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of Social Affairs
Najet Dkhil
General Director
najet.dkhil@social.gov.tn 

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