WB funds SFD to provide nutrition services and work opportunities
The World Bank has provided a US$250 million grant on 17 January 2017 to expand the ongoing Emergency Crisis Response Project to provide income opportunities for two million highly impoverished Yemenis, including women, youth and internally displaced people. The grant will further strengthen the Social Fund for Development (SFD) and the Public Works Project (PWP), two key Yemeni institutions that deliver services at the community level, now critical for building up the resilience of Yemenis to cope with the impacts of the ongoing conflict.
“Over the past two decades the SFD and PWP have improved the lives of millions of Yemenis but the conflict has impacted their ability to operate,” said Afrah Al-Ahmadi, World Bank Senior Social Protection Specialist. “These projects, which have been supported by IDA over the past 20 years, will provide the funds that will allow these critical institutions to resume and expand services, while creating opportunities for larger-scale employment”.
IDA Grant: US$250 million equivalent
Project ID: P161806
Project Description: The project development objective is to provide short-term employment and access to selected basic services to the most vulnerable; and preserve implementation capacity of two service delivery programs, namely Social Fund for Development (SFD) and Public Works Project (PWP).