Liberia/ Multinational - Post-Ebola Recovery Social Investment Fund Project


Project Summary

Approval Date 21 Oct 2015
Signature Date 08 Dec 2015
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2018
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2018
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 14030
Commitment U.A 854,905.45
Status Cancelled

Project General Description

The Post Ebola Recovery Social Investment Fund (PERSIF), targeting Ebola-affected communities especially along the borders of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone seeks to contribute to the availability of selected basic social services, restoration of livelihoods and economic opportunities. It will be operationalized by providing seed money to establish a Social Investment Fund hosted at the Mano River Union (MRU) Secretariat to finance demand-driven, small-scale activities on the basis of calls for proposals issued by the Fund. It is expected to play a catalytic role in improving community response to outbreaks, thereby contributing to inclusive growth, gender equality and poverty reduction in the three affected countries. The project seeks to support the National Post-Ebola Recovery Plans of the target countries, complementing and working in coordination with other partners supporting transition and recovery.

Project Objectives

The project will foster economic and social inclusion and gender equality by strengthening the financial foundation of the poor, and women in particular, to carry out economic activities, developing skills and access to markets while reinforcing their autonomy and community resilience to shocks. The development objective of the project is to enhance resilience in communities affected by the Ebola outbreak. The specific objectives are to support the recovery of the Ebola affected communities through: (i) restoration of basic social services; and (ii) the revival of local economic opportunities, especially for women and to support sustained job creation. It is envisaged that the project will contribute towards the following outcomes: (i) increased access to basic social services; (ii) increased access to finance for micro and small business start-ups-including support to economic diversification; and (iii) enhanced growth in cross-border trade between the 3 countries.

Beneficiaries

Specifically, the project intends to provide benefits to 5,000 Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) survivors, 2000 orphans and vulnerable children, 75 community groups, 300 cross-border traders, 450 social workers and 6,000 micro and small enterprises across the three affected countries.

Participating Organization

Funding
Rural Water Supply & Sanitation
Implementing
Mano River Union

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-KZ0-027
Last Update 06 Jun 2019

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Contact Details

Name BELAMINE Driss
Email d.belamine@afdb.org

Geographic Location

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