Multinational - Ebola Sector Budget Support – Fight Back Programme (EFBP)

Project Summary

Approval Date 01 Oct 2014
Signature Date 01 Oct 2014
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2016
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2016
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 11330
Commitment U.A 6,000,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Fight Back Ebola Programme complements the recently approved emergency operations for the ECOWAS region in response to the Ebola epidemic. It is an emergency operation that will contribute towards addressing the financial needs of Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The three latter countries are the most affected by the epidemic and their economies are experiencing a major shock affecting economic growth, fiscal revenues and the overall socio-economic environment, in particular for women. The programme is a response to both the emergency created by the Ebola epidemic, and the need to address the longer term requisites for the economic resilience of the concerned countries through strengthened systems and improved preparedness. The programme will also help preserve Côte d’Ivoire, the economic hub of the sub-region, against the epidemic. Côte d’Ivoire is threatened by the epidemic and although its preparedness is judged satisfactory, incurs additional expenditures arising from the implementation of preparedness plans.

Project Objectives

The purpose of the proposed emergency programme is to support the efforts of the four targeted countries in controlling the Ebola outbreak, mitigating its socio-economic effects and enhancing their preparedness. The operation has the specific aim to strengthen the capacity of beneficiary countries to handle similar events in the future.


The programme’s beneficiaries include the population of the target countries at large, through the mitigation of the effects of the epidemic on national budgets, thus countries’ capacity to deliver public services. More specifically, the Bank’s budget support will benefit: - Community members including youth, women, men and children in Ebola affected communities in rural and urban areas especially in trans-border areas. - Health facility staff such as doctors, nurses, midwives, and other support staff who are responsible for treating sick patients and disposing contagious waste. - Community surveillance workers who are responsible for contact tracing and monitoring disease transmission.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Côte d’Ivoire: Ministry of Health and HIV/AIDS
Côte d’Ivoire: Ministère de la Santé et du VIH/Sida


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-KZ0-022
Last Update 26 Jan 2023


Contact Details

Name SERGENT Fabrice Jacques Michel

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
8.0 -5.5 Ivory Coast
10.83333 -10.66667 Guinea
6.5 -9.5 Liberia
8.5 -11.5 Sierra Leone