Madagascar - Multi-Country Covid-19 Response Support Program (MCRSP)


Project Summary

Approval Date 22 Jul 2020
Signature Date 07 Aug 2020
Planned Completion Date 31 Jul 2021
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Jul 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 11330
Commitment U.A 60,000,000
Status Approved

Project General Description

The proposed intervention focuses on the Malagasy component of the Multi-country COVID19 Response Support Program (MCRSP) in Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe (MMMS countries). The proposed operation is designed as Crisis Response Budget Support (CRBS) and will be implemented over one year from July 2020. This is an African Development Fund (ADF) and Transition Support Facility grants and a loan totaling UA 100.4 million for all four (4) countries. The MMMS countries have been combined into one group to ensure efficiency in the processing of the CRBS support under the Southern Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office (RDGS), in order to fast track the Bank’s assistance to RMCs. They have similar characteristics and needs in dealing with the pandemic, adopting a common approach and response across the four countries. Except for STP (that falls within RDGS), their plans align with the SADC strategic priorities for the health sector. Madagascar recorded its three first positive cases on 19 March 2020. As at 6 July 2020, there were 3250 confirmed cases, 33 deaths and 1135 recoveries. A state of health emergency was declared on 21 March 2020 with several measures in order to contain the spread of the disease and lower its economic and social impact. The program is structured around 3 mutually reinforcing components: (i) Protect labour force productivity against the outbreak threat by strengthening diagnosis capacity and public health response to COVID-19; (ii) Safeguarding incomes and livelihoods through enhanced social protection, and (iii) Strengthening economic resilience and protecting jobs.

Project Objectives

Program’s goal and purpose is to contribute to the successful eradication of COVID-19 in Madagascar through the implementation of an effective health response, economic resilience and equitable access to social services. Its policy objectives are to (i) protect lives and strengthen public health systems; (ii) protect livelihoods through enhanced social protection systems; and (iii) foster economic resilience and accountability in the management of COVID-19 funds.

Beneficiaries

By mitigating the negative economic and social impacts of COVID-19, the program will benefit the entire population of Madagascar. It will specifically support the Government in its economic recovery efforts, preserve private sector productive capacity and employment in critical sectors.

Participating Organization

Funding
Fragile States Facility
Implementing
GOUVERNEMENT DE MADAGASCAR MINISTERE DES FINANCES ET DE ECONOMIE DIR. TRESOR

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-MG-K00-018
Last Update 29 Sep 2020

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Contact Details

Name EBAKISSE TSANGA Sandrine Ida
Email s.ebakisse@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Madagascar