Projects & Operations

02-Aug-2019

Tunisia - Inclusive regional dvelopment support Programme (Padri) - Appraisal Report

PADRI aimed to contribute to strong and inclusive growth by reducing regional disparities and promoting regional inclusion. The programme was expected to support major reforms initiated by the Government aimed at: (i) improving the economic inclusion of 16 priority governorates; (ii) strengthening social inclusion at local and regional levels and (iii) supporting local and regional governance. The programme was also intended to help reduce regional disparities by contributing to the decentralization process and decreasing the unemployment rate from 15% in 2015 to 14% in 2018 through an...
02-Aug-2019

Tanzania - The upgrading of dodoma(Mayamaya)- babati (Bonga) (188.15 Km) and tunduru-mangaka-mtambaswala road upgrading project (202.5km) - Appraisal Report

The project development objective is:(a) To improve the essential road transport services between Dodoma, Babati and Arusha, and integrate it with the rest of Tanzania and (b) To improve the road transport connectivity between the Central Transport corridor in Tanzania with the Northern corridor in Kenya.
02-Aug-2019

Tanzania - Marketing Infrastructure, Value Addition and Rural Finance Support (MIVARF) Programme - Appraisal Report

The program’s development objective was to contribute to poverty reduction and economic growth through enhancing rural incomes and food security. The objective was well aligned to the needs of the beneficiaries – where despite a declining trend, 28% of Mainland Tanzanians remain income poor, more so in rural areas (33%) than in urban areas (22%).1. The program’s objective was the mirror image of the of the national strategies including the National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty II (NSGRP), and both the 2013 agricultural policy and the Agricultural Sector Development Program II...
02-Aug-2019

Egypt - Comprehensive Study And Project Preparation For The Nubaria And Ismailia Canals - Project Completion Report

There are many-water related challenges facing Egypt. On the one hand, the growing population of Egypt and related industrial and agricultural activities have increased the demand for water to levels that reach the limits of the available supply. The majority of the population of Egypt is concentrated in the Nile Valley and Delta. To relieve the pressure on the Nile Valley and Delta, the government has embarked on an ambitious programme to increase the inhabited area in Egypt by means of horizontal expansion projects in agriculture and the creation of new industrial areas and cities in the...
25-Jul-2019

Tanzania - Africa fertilizer financing mechanism (Affm) - Project Summary

The Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism (AFFM) was created in 2006 during the Abuja African Green Revolution summit. However it became operational in 2015, after achieving the initial capital of USD 10 Million. Following the realignment of the AFFM’s Strategy by the Governing Council in June 2018, it was decided that the AFFM focuses on the provision of credit guarantee as a tool for derisking the financing of fertilizer value chain across the continent in order to reach the Abuja Declaration target of 50kg of fertilizer use per hectare. In regard to this new focus area, a feasibility study...
25-Jul-2019

Nigeria - Africa fertilizer financing mechanism (Affm) - Project Summary

The Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism (AFFM) was created in 2006 during the Abuja African Green Revolution summit. However it became operational in 2015, after achieving the initial capital of USD 10 Million. Following the realignment of the AFFM’s Strategy by the Governing Council in June 2018, it was decided that the AFFM focuses on the provision of credit guarantee as a tool for de-risking the financing of fertilizer value chain across the continent in order to reach the Abuja Declaration target of 50kg of fertilizer use per hectare. In regard to this new focus area, a feasibility...
25-Jul-2019

Burkina faso - Leraba plain management and development project (paval) - Appraisal reports

The Léraba Plain Management and Development Project (PAVAL) constitutes a transformational operation since harnessing the Niofila dam water resources will enable the gravity irrigation of 1410 ha and the construction of infrastructure complexes to create micro-development hubs likely to boost the local economy. The choice of the technical options is based on various studies conducted during project preparation, namely the detailed design of the facilities, the environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA), the socio-economic study and the baseline study. The project design emphasises an...
24-Jul-2019

Tunisia - BH BANK (formerly known as Banque de l’Habitat) - Project Summary

Funding of EURO 100 million in the form of a sovereign guaranteed long-term line of credit (LOC) to BH Bank of Tunisia to fund borrowers, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and corporates, in the health, construction (social housing), industry and renewable energy sectors.
24-Jul-2019

Multinational - Transport corridor project phase i project - Appraisal Report

The Ethiopia – Djibouti Transport Corridor Project Phase I will improve logistics and road access to sea ports to Ethiopia and deepen regional integration in the economy, trade and transport. Ethiopia – Djibouti regional integration goes back over a century in the days of the now disused narrow gauge Djibouti – Addis Ababa railway which has been replaced with a new electrified standard gauge railway. 2. The project consists of the construction of 60km of the new 126 km 4-lane expressway from Adama to Awash, design of one-stop-border post and sections of road, policy, sector reforms in...
24-Jul-2019

Multinational - Comesa regional trade & project finance support facility - Project Summary

Eastern and Southern African Trade & Development Bank (TDB). The COMESA regional trade and project finance package of $300 million consists of a composite funded trade finance and project finance facility, and an unfunded trade finance risk participation agreement (RPA). This comes on the heels of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, which came into force in July 2019; and the Bank’s partnership framework featuring African DFIs, including the TDB, which committed to working together to scale up, speed up, and synergise African development.
24-Jul-2019

2019-2023 - Burundi - Country Strategy Paper

  This report presents a strategy for the Bank Group's intervention in Burundi for the period 2019-2023. This Country Strategy Paper (CSP) is intended to support Burundi in implementing its National Development Plan (PND) 2018-2027, adopted in August 2018. CSP 2019-2023 is based on the combined completion report of CSP 2012-2016, extended in December 2018, and the Country Portfolio Performance Review (CPPR), which was presented to the Committee on Operations and Development Effectiveness (CODE) on 13 May 2019. It takes into account the drivers of the country's fragility to support it...
23-Jul-2019

Sierra Leone -Approved- Agribusiness and Rice Value Chain Support - Appraisal Report

The Sierra Leone Agribusiness and Rice Value Chain Support Project (SLARiS) aims to stimulate a viable upstream agribusiness sector in Sierra Leone in order to promote economic diversification, food security, sustainable employment opportunities and improved livelihoods. These are all key identified priorities of the New Direction Agenda and the Medium Term National Development Plan of the Government of Sierra Leone. The development goal of the project is to promote domestic agribusiness focusing on priority agricultural value chains which will serve as sustainable and inclusive business...
23-Jul-2019

Senegal - resource mobilisation and investment attractiveness institutional support project - Appraisal Report

PAIMRAI is an institutional support project that will focus on internal resource mobilisation and investment attractiveness in strategic sectors under the Emerging Senegal Plan (PSE). The objective is to mobilise domestic (fiscal) resources without prejudice to the mobilisation of external resources (FDI). To achieve this, the programme will be built on two complementary components. The first will concern improving tax policy and administration to broaden the tax base, reduce tax-related transaction costs, and develop more appropriate tax policies for the country's economic development. This...
23-Jul-2019

Senegal - water valorisation for value chains development project - Appraisal Report

The Water Valorization for Value Chain Development Project (PROVALE-CV) in Senegal is the first operation under the National Small-Scale Local Irrigation Development Programme (PNDIL) prepared with the Bank's support. PROVALE-CV will cover three agroecological areas: Niayes, the Groundnut Basin and Casamance, i.e. eight (8) administrative regions: Kaolack, Fatick, Kaffrine, Diourbel, Thiès, Ziguinchor, Sédhiou and Kolda. Its overall objective is to contribute to strong, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, and to improve the living conditions of rural dwellers. The project specifically...
23-Jul-2019

Multinational – East African Community Payment and Settlement Systems Integration Project (EAC-PSSIP) - Project Appraisal Report

The primary objective of the project is to modernize the payment systems in South Sudan in order to enhance the performance of their financial systems and promote regional integration. In this regard, the project will assist the South Sudan to develop and harmonize the payment systems with other in the five member countries of EAC community, thereby facilitating the process leading up to the launch of a monetary union in the Zone and stimulate increased economic and trade relations in the region. The improvement of the payment systems in South Sudan would also meet important national...
23-Jul-2019

Multinational - Temane transmission project (ttp) - Appraisal Report

The Temane Transmission Project (TTP) consists of a 563-km, 400-kV single-circuit HVAC (High Voltage Alternating Current) transmission line between VilanculosChibuto-Matalane-Maputo, associated with three new 400-kV substations at Vilanculos, Chibuto and Matalane, and expansion of the existing Maputo substation, including installation of other equipment (bus bar and line reactors, telecommunications, SCADA with control centre). With an estimated total funding requirement of USD 551.0 million, the TTP stands as a flagship project for Mozambique as it refers to the first phase of the STE...
23-Jul-2019

Equatorial Guinea - Support for the Development of Value Chains in the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector - Appraisal Report

Having become aware of its strong dependence on the oil sector, the Republic of Equatorial Guinea (REG) in 2007 launched its Agenda for the Diversification of Sources of Growth, dubbed "Equatorial Guinea 2020". To realize its economic transformation strategy in which the fisheries and aquaculture sector plays a pivotal role, the Government needs substantial investments to address the challenge of the sector’s structural transformation and increase its contribution to the national economy, improved food and nutritional security, the creation of new jobs and improved living conditions of the...
23-Jul-2019

Burundi – project to support the east african nutritional sciences institute - Appraisal Report

Overall Project Overview: The East African Community (EAC) decided to set up centres of excellence in biomedical sciences in 2014. It recommended that Burundi focus on nutrition. In that vein, by decree issued on 28 February 2018, the Government established a sub-regional centre of excellence in nutritional sciences known as the East African Nutritional Sciences Institute (EANSI). The national centre has a regional vision in its operation and is in line with the goal of the Burundi National Development Plan 2018-2027, which has made human capital development one of its top priorities.. To...
23-Jul-2019

Tunisia - Project to Develop and Promote Agricultural Subsectors in Zaghouan Governorate - Appraisal Report

the Project to Develop and Promote Agricultural Sub-sectors (PDPFA) will be implemented in the Zaghouan Governorate, which covers a surface area of 282 000 hectares and has a population of 186 210 (INS, 2018). This region has an average poverty rate of 20% (15.2% nationwide), an illiteracy rate of 26.4% (18.8% nationwide) and a rural poverty rate of 34.2%. The unemployment rate is 16.9% compared with 14.8% nationwide. Women are more vulnerable as they lack access to resources and formal employment.
22-Jul-2019

Multinational - Distributed Energy Service Companies (DESCOs) - Project Summary