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Rwanda - COVID-19 Emergency Response Project : Additional Financing (English)

The objective of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Project is to prevent, detect and respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 and strengthen national systems for public health preparedness in the Republic of Rwanda. The Additional Financing (AF) is being made available under the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF). The PEF was launched in 2016 in response to the 2014 Ebola crisis in West Africa which highlighted the difficulty in rapidly mobilizing funding from the international community to contain a pandemic outbreak. PEF is housed at the World Bank and provides an additional source of financing to the world’s poorest countries when they face cross-border, large-scale outbreaks. The PEF financing consists of funding provided by Australia, Germany, International Development Association (IDA), and Japan as well as insurance coverage provided in 2017 through catastrophe bonds issued by the World Bank and sold to capital market investors as well as insurance-linked swaps executed by the World Bank with insurance companies. The AF is being processed to take advantage of the PEF resources through the IDA-financed parent project. The modest PEF country payout for Rwanda in the amount of US942,857 dollars will be prioritized for testing and tracing in order to consolidate achievements and support the Government to further contain the pandemic. In addition, a beneficiary feedback indicator will be added to the Results Framework, to comply with this new corporate requirement. No other changes are being introduced as part of the AF processing. The safeguards instruments that were developed for the parent project, in compliance with the Environmental and Social Framework (ESF), will also apply to the AF.


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    Rwanda - COVID-19 Emergency Response Project : Additional Financing

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    STEP Systematic Tracking of Exchanges in Procurement; emergency response; Gender-Based Violence; Environmental and Social Management Framework; Project Procurement Strategy for Development; Environmental and Social Risk Classification; Occupational health and safety; Infection Prevention and Control; severe acute respiratory syndrome; data indicator; working plan and budget; occupational safety and health; woman head of household; Grievance Redress Service; Risks and Mitigation Measures; number of new cases; health and safety risk; percentage point decline; community health and safety; Environmental and Social Impact; Human Resources for Health; global supply chain; stakeholder engagement; confirmation of delivery; equipment and supply; public health measures; personal protective equipment; loss of job; public health threat; risk of transmission; due diligence assessment; essential health services; public health service; source of financing; communicable disease control; capital market investor; macroeconomic and fiscal; informal sector worker; bank's procurement; Learning and Innovation Credit; illness and death; lack of resource; fast track procurement; internal control framework; borrower for goods; waste management plan; Employment and Growth; social protection program; budget execution report; fund flow arrangements; skilled labor force; social risk management; procedure for implementation; capacity for implementation; grievance redress mechanism; Faith-Based Organization; quality and quantity; process use; waste management equipment; disease outbreak; laboratory staff; national system; health care facilities; health facility; community engagement; medical supply; result indicator; emergency operation; emergency financing; clinical care



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Rwanda - COVID-19 Emergency Response Project : Additional Financing (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.