Afghanistan Health Emergency Response (HER) Additional Financing (WB-P181378)

Regions
  • South Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Countries
  • Afghanistan
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
Approved
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
U
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
Dec 7, 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.
Borrower
World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Education and Health
  • Humanitarian Response
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Grant
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 267.00 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)
$ 267.00 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)
$ 267.00 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 Dec 12, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Sep 6, 2023


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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

As stated by the World Bank, the Project Development Objective is to increase the utilization and quality of essential health services in Afghanistan.

The proposed Additional Financing (AF) for the amount of US$267 million will be financed through the Afghanistan Resilience Trust Fund (ARTF) for US$247 million and the Global Financing Facility (GFF) for US$20 million. The AF will entail (a) revising the PDO wording to add nutrition in addition to health services, (b) adding a new component to promote nutrition and health service use among vulnerable pregnant women and mothers of young children, (c) adding a new implementing partner (WFP) for the new component, (d) revising the scope of components 1 and 2 given available funding and ADB parallel financing, (e) adding disbursement categories for the new component; (f) extending the closing date to
March 31, 2025, and (g) revising the results framework to reflect the project’s expanded timeline and revised scope.

Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
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The clients and implementing agencies are UN agencies - namely, the UNICEF and the WFP - that work to provide humanitarian assistance in emergency contexts worldwide.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - UN World Food Programme (WFP) Client Humanitarian Response
- - - - UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN'S FUND (UNICEF) Client Humanitarian Response

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World Bank Team Leaders:

Mickey Chopra - Lead Health Specialist
Christopher Thomas Andersen - Health Specialist
Cristobal Ridao-Cano - Lead Economist

No contacts provided at the time of disclosure.

Borrowers and Implementing Agencies -

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF):

Fouzia Shafique - Principal Advisor, Health
Email: fshafique@unicef.org

World Food Programme (WFP):

Hsiao-Wei Lee - Representative and Country Director, WFP
Email: hsiaowei.lee@wfp.org

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