Cabo Verde - COVID-19 Crisis Response Support Programme (CCRSP)

Project Summary

Approval Date 26 May 2020
Signature Date 03 Jun 2020
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2021
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 11330
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 23,717,852.43
Status Completion

Project General Description

The COVID19 Crisis Response Support Programme (CCRSP) in Cabo Verde is a budget support in alignment with the COVID-19 Response Facility approved by the Board on April 8th, 2020. This is a EUR 30 million ADB loan to the Republic of Cabo Verde. Indeed, while the country’s health indicators are among the best in West Africa, risks remain and the country’s health system has significant room for improvement, especially in the context of a global pandemic. As of May 12th, 2020, the number of confirmed cases is 260, with two deaths and 58 recovered. The first two cases were identified on March 21st. The objective of the operation is to support the authorities’ COVID-19 response strategy in mitigating the social impact of the crisis and maintaining macroeconomic stability. The programme is structured around two components: (i) increased health and social protection coverage to face the crisis and (ii) macroeconomic risk mitigation.

Project Objectives

The programme seeks to achieve two outcomes: (i) improve health and social responses to ease the impact on the most vulnerable, and (ii) address macro-fiscal imbalances while mitigating the effects of the crisis on the private sector.


The programme will benefit the entire Cabo Verde population through increased macroeconomic stability as well as through a faster and more inclusive economic recovery on the back of a more resilient businesses and workforce. Moreover, the expanded social protection coverage supported by the programme will directly benefit some of the most affected and vulnerable populations in the country, including: (i) an additional 3,000 vulnerable and women headed households through the expansion of the Social Inclusion Income; (ii) 30,000 informal and selfemployed workers (including at least 50% women) through the creation of the Solidarity Income; (iii) 3,000 vulnerable households through the direct food assistance programme; and (iv) 13,224 furloughed workers through the INPS partial income recovery scheme. In addition, affected MSMEs will benefit from tax-related measures.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-CV-K00-016
Last Update 01 Apr 2023


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Geographic Location

Country Cape Verde
Coordinates Location Name
14.9315 -23.5125 Praia