Djibouti Emergency Food Security Crisis Response Project (WB-P178988)

  • Djibouti
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Voting Date
Oct 26, 2022
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Government of Djibouti
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 20.00 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)
$ 20.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Nov 16, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Sep 26, 2022

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the project objective is to contribute to mitigating food security risks posed by food supply shocks and drought.

The project has three components:

  1. Component 1: Mitigating food security risks posed by food supply shocks (US$13.2 million). This component aims at establishing systems that would allow the GoD to mitigate risks related to food supply shocks in the future. The component will finance: (i) capacity strengthening for risk management, including the establishment and training of a Market Analysis Unit (MAU) to anticipate and report on potential food supply shocks and capacity building of the public and private sectors on price risk management; (ii) the establishment

    of an emergency food stock (one month of consumption) to ensure that the country can respond to potential food supply shocks and the rehabilitation and modernization of storage facilities used for the storage of purchased commodities under the project; and (iii) the establishment of a food shortage preparedness fund for the purchase of basic food commodities to reinforce the country’s capacity to respond to potential food supply shocks; and overall technical assistance for the implementation of the component.

  2. Component 2: Mitigating food security risks posed by drought (US$5 million). The objective of this component is to mitigate food security risks posed by drought by improving water availability for rural households and restoring the livelihoods of pastoralists and farmers in the short run, as well as designing a drought warning system to strengthen the country’s resilience to drought in the long run. In addition, the project includes selected agro-pastoral activities that aim at supporting Djibouti’s adaptation to climate change in the long run. Project activities will be implemented in the five regions of the country, which are all affected by drought. The intervention areas will be defined based on available data, assessments conducted during field visits and proposals received from regional committees.

  3. Component 3: Project management and preparation of preparedness plan (US$1.8 million). The project will finance costs associated with project management and implementation support, including financial management (FM), procurement, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E), and monitoring of project environmental and social risks and impacts. The project will also support the Government of Djibouti in the preparation of a Food Security Preparedness Plan which needs to be completed within six months of project effectiveness under the terms of the CRW-ERF. Since activities under component 1 will require close monitoring of food markets, the PMU will be reinforced by an expert on market risks management.

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World Bank:
Eva Hasiner
Agriculture Economist
Jeren Kabayeva
Agricultural Spec.

Republic of Djibouti
Abdoulkader Doualeh

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of Social Affairs and National Solidarity
Ali Mohamed Abdallah


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