|Approval Date||21 Oct 2015|
|Signature Date||18 Dec 2015|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2022|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2022|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||14030|
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.
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.
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.
African Development Fund
Rural Water Supply & Sanitation
Mano River Union
|Last Update||31 Oct 2019|