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Republic of Yemen - Country Engagement Note for the Period FY20-FY21 : Yemen - Country Engagement Note for the Period FY20-FY21 (English)

This Country Engagement Note (CEN) outlines the World Bank Group’s (WBG) program of support for Yemen, building on the expanded WBG regional strategy for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The MENA strategy provides a comprehensive framework for responding to the challenges of Yemen today, targeting peace and stability by engaging during active conflict to both address the underlying causes of conflict and mitigate the consequences of that conflict for citizens and the economy.During the conflict, top priority is given to preserving institutional capacity, improving service delivery resilience, and providing support to conflict-affected poor and vulnerable Yemenis. In alignment with the MENA strategy, the WBG aims to engage in Yemen by harnessing human capital and private sector solutions while building the foundations of a stable and inclusive economy.Building on its long-standing history of support for Yemen, the WBG’s engagement under the new CEN will provide critical support at the frontier of the humanitarian development nexus.The CEN for FY20–21 aims to sustain the WBG’s current program of basic service delivery while progressively supporting economic development and human capital priorities. The CEN comprises two objectives: (a) continued support for basic service delivery and institutional preservation; and (b) extending support to livelihoods, human capital, and basic economic recovery. These objectives support the overarching goals of laying the foundations for peace, building social cohesion, and targeting structural dimensions of fragility. The CEN objectives govern the principles for engagement and prioritization of activities in FY20–21.Issues of vulnerability and food insecurity must be addressed through a balance of physical recovery and reconstruction with interventions that strengthen social cohesion and address the structural dimensions of fragility.The WBG, through the International Development Association (IDA), has assumed a formative agenda-setting and convening role among the international donor community.The WBG is recognized for decades of experience in the country and for having supported the build-up of key national institutions.Although engagement in Yemen under the current context presents IDA with multiple risks, results are significant and the risk of inaction is exponentially greater.Peace is the only sustained outcome that would halt further institutional deterioration, human capital decline, and humanitarian catastrophe,

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    Yemen - Country Engagement Note for the Period FY20-FY21

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    multilateral investment guarantee agency; Operational Policy and Country Services; access to safe drinking water; food insecurity; small and medium enterprise; Fragility, Conflict, and Violence; primary health care facilities; short period of time; preservation of natural resource; water supply and sanitation; project design and implementation; Health and Population; alternative sources of water; oil and gas export; unsustainable use of resources; world food programme; geographic information system; Exchange Rates; suspected cholera case; private sector engagement; gender and youth; basic food commodity; inclusion of women; Investment Project Financing; traditional business model; lack of food; Access to Electricity; government service delivery; lack of staff; solar electricity system; international donor community; availability of fund; case fatality rate; vulnerability of woman; absence of violence; Internally Displaced Person; human capital development; conflict and fragility; Solid Waste Management; banking system asset; Finance for Development; private sector solution; public debt stock; improving service delivery; oppression of woman; grievance redress mechanism; support sme; lack of resource; domestic revenue collection; internal audit operations; civil service salary; improved water source; central government function; water service delivery; political economy dynamic; chronic food insecurity; private sector supplier; indicators of progress; international nongovernmental organizations; public education system; unsafe drinking water; outbreak of disease; partial credit guarantee; transport service provider; victims of war; price of transport; gross domestic product; public service delivery; social welfare system; public works program; micro enterprise development; emergency relief effort; prices of import; private sector actors; exchange rate policy; Exchange rate policies; procurement and distribution; suspension of disbursement; program of support; National Institutions; humanitarian crisis; food assistance; international community; health facility; Public Services; humanitarian aid; ongoing conflicts; economic recovery; food import; microfinance institution; community participation



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Republic of Yemen - Country Engagement Note for the Period FY20-FY21 : Yemen - Country Engagement Note for the Period FY20-FY21 (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.