MULTINATIONAL - Support to the Covid-19 Pandemic Crisis Response in the SADC Region

Project Summary

Approval Date 23 Jun 2020
Planned Completion Date 13 Apr 2022
Last Disbursement Planned Date 13 Apr 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 12250
Commitment U.A 6,500,000
Status Approved

Project General Description

This proposed grant of UA 6.5 million to SADC is to finance implementation of Support to the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis Response in the SADC Region. The project concerns six (6) ADF Beneficiary Countries in the SADC Region.This is a regional project that will be implemented in the form of a Regional Public Good (RPG) over eighteen (18)months starting in June 2020 and closing in December 2021. The operation was appraised in April 2020 following a request from the SADC Secretariat on 8 April 2020 for the Fund to assist with the SADC COVID-19 pandemic crisis response.The project design followed the Bank Group's COVID-19 Pandemic Response Facility (CRF) and considered good practice principles on conditionality and the support that the Bank is already providing toRegional MemberCountries(RMCs).

Project Objectives

The main goal of this grant proposal is to support Six (6) SADC ADF Beneficiary Countries to contain the spread of the COVID-19 and mitigate its impacts through support to institutional strengthening and provision of medical supplies and equipment (laboratory equipment and supplies including testing kits, personal protective equipment and case management equipment (including non-invasive ventilators) while maintaining effective provision of other health and medical services to the population at national level.


The Bank’s assistance will support the ADF eligible SADC Beneficiary Countries, namely: Lesotho, Malawi, Madagascar, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe to mitigate and effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The direct beneficiaries will be front line health workers and border officials in the beneficiary countries who will be protected from infection with PPE, the populations of the beneficiary countries and the SADC Secretariat. The indirect beneficiaries will be the populations of the SADC Beneficiary Countries who share borders with the beneficiary countries through measures to reduce cross border transmission and coordination of implementation of these measures by the SADC Secretariat.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-IBE-022
Last Update 07 Aug 2020


Contact Details

Name KGOSIDINTSI Nana Beth Gokwadilwe

Geographic Location

Country Multinational