Sudan Emergency Safety Nets Project (WB-P178989)

  • Sudan
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
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
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
Jun 23, 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.
World Food Programme
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 100.00 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 Apr 29, 2022

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the project objective is to provide cash transfers and food support to food insecure households in selected areas of Sudan.

The project has two component:

  1. Component 1: Safety Net Transfers (US$76.4 million). This component will have two subcomponents providing: (i) unconditional cash transfer and (ii) unconditional food transfer. The component will also finance costs related to the payment of the cash transfers, and food delivery costs.

    1. Subcomponent 1.1. Unconditional Cash Transfers (US$72.6 million). This sub-component will finance unconditional cash transfers to the most vulnerable households facing food insecurity, to smoothen consumption needs.

    2. Subcomponent 1.2. Unconditional Food Transfers (US$3.8 million). This sub-component will finance unconditional food transfers to the most vulnerable households facing food insecurity to smoothen consumption. Food transfers will be provided in localities with poor functioning food markets.

  2. Component 2: Delivery Systems, Monitoring and Evaluation and Learning, and Project Management (US$23.6 million). This component will have three subcomponents providing: (i) delivery systems; (ii) monitoring, evaluation and learning; and (iii) project management.

    1. Sub-component 2.1: Delivery systems (US$10.2 million). This sub-component would finance costs associated with project delivering systems including outreach and communication, targeting, enrollment, payments, MIS, M&E and Grievance redress and social accountability.

    2. Sub-component 2.2: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (US$2.6 million). The M&E design of the project is based on the theory of change that links the components and activities to achieving the PDO. The sub-component will aim to: (a) inform the operational plan for project rollout, (b) improve efficiency and effectiveness of the project, and (c) undertake process evaluation and beneficiary satisfaction surveys to learn future lessons.

    3. Sub-component 2.3: Project Management (US$10.8 million). As a result of political uncertainty in Sudan, the project implementation will be based on third-party implementation principles. The component will finance the project management including staff costs, logistics, communication tools and equipment to ensure smooth running of the project by WFP.

Investment Description
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World Bank:
Suleiman Namara
Lead Social Protection Specialist
Endashaw Tadesse Gossa
Sr Social Protection Specialist

World Food Programme
Samuel Rowe
Representative and Country Director

Implementing Agency:
World Food Programme
Samuel Rowe
Representative and Country Director 


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