DJI - Social Protection Emergency Crisis Response Project (WB-P178992)

  • Djibouti
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 7, 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.
Government of Djibouti
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Law and Government
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 30.00 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)
$ 30.00 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 14, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Apr 15, 2022

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the project objective is to provide safety nets transfers to targeted households affected by the multiple crises facing Djibouti and strengthen adaptive social protection mechanisms to respond to future crises.

The project has three components:

  1. Component 1: Emergency Safety Nets Transfers. This component will support the horizontal scale-up of the national safety net program by providing targeted transfers in cash and in-kind to the poor and vulnerable households affected by drought, food, and fuel price increases. Safety nets transfers will be provided to the targeted poor and vulnerable households in rural and urban areas. The MASS has estimated that rural households in hard-to-reach localities have disproportionately been affected by the impacts of the crises, yet they benefit less from existing programs. The project will therefore have a stronger rural focus. Support to target households will be provided for a maximum of eight calendar quarters equivalent to 24 months and paid quarterly. In-kind transfers, in form of food, will be applied where cash transfers cannot be provided due to nonfunctioning financial institutions and the high risks involved in using actual cash.

  2. Component 2: Strengthening Adaptive Social Protection and Community Resilience Mechanisms Component 2 will finance activities to strengthen and further develop adaptive social protection systems. It will scale up productive inclusion activities under the ongoing Bank-Finance PITCH project by making the activities more responsive to crises and contribute to the overall community engagement and awareness about crises impacts, preparedness, and mitigations. Strengthening adaptive social protection systems involves scaling-up implementation of some productive inclusion training activities with a greater focus on recovery from the crises and building resilience to future shocks. This intervention will thus introduce training on crises response, promotion of financial literacy training, and voluntary savings promotion in rural and urban areas and to a new cohort of beneficiaries.

  3. Component 3: Project Management and Coordination This third component will support coordination, monitoring, evaluation, and the additional project operational costs at the MASS and other institutions involved in implementation support at the central and local levels. Operational costs will include transport costs, targeting and community mobilization costs, and additional day-to-day operational expenses which are detailed in the project’s annual budgetary work plan.

Investment Description
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World Bank:
Alex Kamurase
Senior Social Protection Specialist

Ministry of Economy and Finance

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of Social Affairs Solidarity
Amina Warsama
Secretary General 


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