$50 million Emergency Response Project signed
Under the World Bank-funded Emergency Crisis Response Project (ECRP), UNDP and its implementing partners Social Fund for Development and Public Works Project signed today the project document for the amount of USD 50 million. This 24-month ECRP aims to mitigate the impact of the current crisis on local households and communities and assist their recovery from the bottom-up using local systems, capacities and institutions to progressively resume and scale-up service delivery. Moreover, the project will also contribute in 1) Increasing short-term employment and livelihoods opportunities; 2) Reviving the local private sector; 3) Restoring key service delivery through small-scale infrastructure. By improving income-generation and livelihoods opportunities of the vulnerable households (including IDPs), with restoration of basic social services and key revival of key local businesses, Yemeni households and communities will be able to better cope with the impact of the current crisis and be strong drivers of the resilience-building and recovery efforts.