Second Additional Financing to Tunisia COVID-19 Response Project (WB-P178540)

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
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
A
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Mar 28, 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
  • Education and Health
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Loan
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 Mar 8, 2022


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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 provided information, the project objective is to prevent, detect and respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 and strengthen national systems for public health preparedness.

The proposed AF will enable Tunisia to reach its revised, more ambitious coverage goals, and extend protection by providing boosters as well as increased health system capacity for case management for its population to combat the more transmissible Omicron variant as well as potential future variants.

The proposed AF will also enable Tunisia to further strengthen its health system capacity and resiliency, improving its ability to withstand future health and climate shocks.

The proposed AF will expand the scope of Component 1 (Emergency COVID-19 Response) to finance the purchase of 4.2 million vaccine doses, which will be utilized to contribute to closing the coverage gaps for Tunisia’s vaccination goals.

Investment Description
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World Bank:
Denizhan Duran
Economist, Health

Luc Laviolette
Practice Leader

Borrower:
Republic of Tunisia
Kalthoum Hamzaoui
Directeur Général de la Coopération Multilatérale- Ministè
k.hamzaoui@mdci.gov.tn

Ministry of Health

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of Health
Abderrazak Bouzouita
Director General of Health Services, Ministry of Health
dgs.ms@rns.tn 

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