Lowlands Livelihood Resilience Project, Phase Two (LLRP II) (WB-P180076)

  • Africa
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Ethiopia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 22, 2024
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 Ethiopia
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Infrastructure
  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 340.00 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.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 340.00 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)
$ 424.00 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 Apr 1, 2024

Disclosed by Bank Sep 19, 2023

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Project Description
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According to the World Bank, the project development objective is to enhance pastoral and agro-pastoral communities' resilience to the impacts of climate change in the lowlands of Ethiopia.

Eligible climate-smart PEI investments to be financed under this subcomponent will include the construction, upgrading, or rehabilitation of:
(i) drought-resilient water resource infrastructure for both human and livestock consumption (such as deep water well, small, and micro-dams);
(ii) efficient and innovative small-scale irrigation schemes (up to 500 ha per scheme);
(iii) all-weather feeder roads;
(iv) cold storage and feed stores;
(v) livestock market facilities;
(vi) veterinary service facilities; and
(vii) flood management works.
These will prioritize nature-based solutions identified under Component 2.
The PEI investments will be strategically sited along key migration and trade corridors, and water supply infrastructure will be located with careful consideration of available grazing resources to avoid overgrazing and degradation in their vicinity.

Customary institutions will be supported in the implementation of traditional (indigenous) rangeland management practices such as livestock mobility, herd dispersal, and segregation. The activities to be financed will include trainings, consultative workshops, and visits including cross-border ones.
The project will also support (a) the preparation of rangeland management plans (RMPs), (b) the implementation of rangeland and pasture development activities, and (c) the production and marketing of forage and feed. The subcomponent will target production of high yielding, nutritive and highly digestible forage species with a potential to lower carbon
intensity per unit of livestock product, meat, or milk, produced. The project will not encourage government-led mass production and free distribution of fodder, as this would impede the sector’s commercialization.

Another project subcomponent will [among other activities]: (i) finance the establishment and strengthening of productive alliances between producers (including PAP marketing cooperatives and small and medium enterprises [SMEs] and downstream actors such as off takers, processors, traders, and abattoirs); (ii) pilot a public-private livestock market co-management model through coordination and financing platforms.

The PDO achievement will be monitored and measured using the following key results indicators:
(a) Climate preparedness and resilience building infrastructure constructed and operational (number);
(b) Land area under sustainable landscape management practices (hectares);
(c) Increase in yield of selected livestock and crop commodities (percentage);
(d) Beneficiaries with 25 percent or more annual household income increment due to project
interventions (percentage).

Early Warning System Project Analysis
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According to the World Bank, the overall project E&S risk is "Substantial".

Investment Description
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According to the World Bank, the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) will contribute US$ 80.00 million to the project.

Contact Information
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World Bank Team Leaders:

Esayas Nigatu Gebremeskel - Senior Livestock Specialist
Email: enigatu@worldbank.org

Biruktayet Assefa Betremariam - Senior Agricultural Specialist
Email: bassefa@worldbank.org 

Laura Bonzanigo - Senior Water Specialist
Email: lbonzanigo@worldbank.org

Implementing Agency - Ministry of Irrigation and Lowlands:

No contacts provided at the time of disclosure.


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