Rural Economic Transformation Project Second Additional Financing (WB-P181083)

  • Liberia
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
Dec 19, 2023
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 Liberia - Ministry of Agriculture
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
Grant, Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 76.00 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.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 9.00 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)
$ 93.00 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 14, 2024

Disclosed by Bank Oct 20, 2023

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Project Description
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According to the Bank’s website, the objective of this project is to improve productivity and market access for small holder farmers and agri-enterprises for selected value chains in project participating counties.

The proposed second AF will mainly finance the scaling-up of a road corridor rehabilitation under the parent project. This road corridor has been prioritized for its contribution to markets access and overall food security. The AF will include the following changes: (i) modification of project activities; (ii) changes in project costs; and (iii) changes in the results framework.

Early Warning System Project Analysis
For a project with severe or irreversible impacts to local community and natural resources, the Early Warning System Team may conduct a thorough analysis regarding its potential impacts to human and environmental rights.

The environmental risk classification for the parent project is substantial and remains substantial for the Additional Financing. The classification is based on the potential environmental risks and impacts, the sensitivity of the recipient environment and the capacity of the implementing agencies to manage the risks. The project’s adverse environmental risks and impacts under the parent project mainly emanate from interventions under Components 2 (Enhancing Competitiveness and Market Access through Productive Alliances) and 3 (Agri-Marketing and Road Infrastructure Investments). Component 3 which is the focus of the AF, will focus on the expansion of the 40km road corridor to 125km of the Southeastern Corridor. This includes the upgrading of a 75km road from upaved road to paved road Toetown (X: -8.55477189/ Y: 6.31928094) to Zwedru (X: 8.13974545/ Y: 6.05981848) and a 10 km spur connecting the Southeastern Corridor through Toe Town-Senewen Twon (X: -8.56151887/ Y: 6.4141161) to the Cote d’Ivoire border (X:-8.5208152/ Y: 6.4640613). This could contribute to destruction of natural habitats, soil erosion, depletion of biodiversity, water contamination etc.

Investment Description
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The AF will deploy additional credits in the amount of US$76 million from IDA, an additional grant in the amount of US$9.0 million from the Liberia Reconstruction Trust Fund, and a counterpart funding of US$8 million to finance a specific 10 km road rehabilitation.

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World Bank

Task Team Leader: Kadir Osman Gyasi / Title: Senior Agriculture Economist


Ministry of Agriculture - Republic of Liberia
Samuel D Jr Tweah

Implementing Agencies

Ministry of Agriculture
Ansu Abraham Metzger
National Project Coordinator


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