The Government of Senegal recognizes agriculture as a major source of employment generation and food
self-sufficiency strategy. In this regard, the Government had in recent years launched a number of programs
to promote rural agriculture with the aim to increase food production across the country. This program aims to
increase agriculture production and productivity by providing the required service value chains and technical
know-how to unlock various opportunities along the value chain.
Key results of the project include: (i) creation of over 30,000 new jobs, (ii) creation of 348 Agriculture
Entrepreneurs Groups, (iii) 30,000 entrepreneurs in production and business management; (iv) graduation of
more than 90 000 rural youth from incubation centers to set up their own farming businesses; (v) production
of 167,400 tons of agricultural products (cereals and horticultural products) annually; (vi) production of 29,250
tons of livestock product (meat) annually, (vii) production of 6,000 tons of fish annually.
The project consists of: (i) Development of Agricultural Growth Centers, Entrepreneurship development and
Project Management and Coordination unit.
The project’s total cost is estimated at Euro 90.75 million (approx. US$101.48 million), to which the ISFD
contributes EUR 2.75 million (US$3.075 million), by way of loan financing. The rest of the cost amount will be
financed by the IDB (Euro 70.11) and the Government of Senegal (Euro 17.89 million).
2. Franco Arabic Bilingual Education Project, Cote d’Ivoire
This project is in line with the government’s medium term action plan for the restoration of the education
system and provision of quality basic education for children aged six to sixteen years. More specifically, it
supports the government strategy of integrating Islamic schools within the education system. With Sustainable
Development Goal (SDG) 4, the world has pledged to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and
promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. The Government of Cote d’Ivoire anchors this project to this
goal, as part of its commitment towards inclusive and equitable public provision of basic education.
The objective of the project is to support Government’s efforts to reduce poverty and the promotion of
inclusive education. Specifically, the project aims at promoting inclusive education through the introduction
of Franco Arabic schools within the formal education system. At completion, the project will create access for
and benefit 7,400 students. In addition, 1,000 teachers and 50 pedagogic trainers and Inspectors will receive
Project Description: The project scope includes: (a) construction and equipping of primary and secondary
schools; (b) Arabic language curriculum development; (c) in-service training of teachers, pedagogic
advisers and school Heads; (d) provision of teaching and learning materials; (e) institutional support for
inclusion of Islamic schools in national data collection; (f) consultancy services; and (g) support to project
The total cost of the project is estimated at US$28.31 million, to which the ISFD will contribute US$10.0
million by way of loan financing. The rest of the financing will be provided by the IDB (US$15.27 million), and
the Government of Cote D’Ivoire (US$3.04 million).
3. Strengthening Bilingual Education, Chad
This project is aligned with the strategy of the Government of Chad for expanding access to quality education
as part of the implementation of the National Development Plan. The project is derived from the Program
Framework on the Generalization of Bilingual Education in Chad which is supported by the IDB. It conforms
to the Sustainable Development Goal No. 4 “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote
lifelong learning opportunities for all.” It is also aligned with the IDB Vision 1440H of promoting human
development, and with the IDB Education Sector Policy.
Project Objectives: The overall objective of the project is to support the Government of Chad to achieve more
inclusive and quality education system in line with its Strategy for Education and Literacy. More specifically,
the project aims to contribute to improving the quality of bilingual education, and upgrading and integrating
the Quranic schools into the formal education system. At completion, the project will benefit 54,000 students
and 1,590 education professionals in the short term.
The project scope includes the following: (a) improving the quality of bilingual education; (b) upgrading and
integrating the Quranic schools into the formal education system; and (c) providing support to the
The total cost of the project is estimated at US$31.90 million, to which the ISFD will contribute US$10.0
million by way of loan financing. The rest of the financing will be provided by the IDB (US$19.0 million), and
the Government of Chad (US$2.9 million).
4. National Slum Upgrading - Indonesia
This project has been designed in keeping with the objective of the Government of Indonesia to empower
the community and acceleration of the “100-0-100” principle, i.e. (100% connection to water supply, 0%
Slums and 100% access to Sanitation facilities), in order to alleviate and prevent slums in urban and semiurban
areas through infrastructure improvement and sustainable livelihood.
Project’s Objectives: The project aims to improve the people’s well-being in urban areas through
slum upgrading and prevention by way of community driven development and local government participation.
More specifically, the project will by the year 2020: a) Improve community access to appropriate infrastructure;
b) Promote collaboration with stakeholders through empowerment of local governments; and c) Improve
community welfare by promoting sustainable livelihoods.
Some of the key results expected at the project’s completion include: a) Number of urban slum villages reduced
from 1174 villages to less than 200 villages; b) Areas of slums reduced by 60% from 11218ha to 4518ha; and
c) At least 15% of project funds are matched by the local government, private sector and charities.
The total cost of the project is estimated at US$364.66 million, to which the ISFD will contribute US$10.0
million by way of loan financing. The rest of the financing will be provided by the IDB (US$319.76 million), and
the Government of Indonesia (US$34.9 million).
5. Grassfield Participatory Integrated Rural Development - Cameroon
This project directly affects the lives and livelihoods of more than 40,000 smallholder and marginalized
farmers, especially in the two targeted production basins in Cameroon, namely Mbaw/Mbonso and Gayama.
Its overall goal is to contribute to reducing poverty rural areas of Cameroon. This will be achieved through
increasing the incomes of small rural farmers in the in the project’s area by increasing agricultural output and
improving socio-economic environment.
Expected key results include: (i) average household income in the project area increases by 15% in 2025;
(ii) number of poor households at the rural areas within the project sites reduces by 10% in 2020; (iii) 150
different types of socioeconomic rural infrastructure constructed/rehabilitated (including health centres,
class rooms, water supply schemes and sanitation facilities); (iv) 100 value chain facilities established,
including warehouses, seed stores, processing facilities, production nurseries, and market sheds.
The project’s total cost of the project is estimated at US$54.53 million, to which the ISFD will contribute
US$5.0 million by way of loan financing. The rest of the financing will be provided by the IDB (US$44.7
million), and the Government of Cameroon (US$4.17 million), and Communities (US$0.66 million).
6. Support to the Polio Eradication Program - Pakistan
This project is part of the National Polio Eradication Program (PEP) under the Global Polio Eradication Initiative
(GPEI), which was launched in 1988. Due to the Global efforts, polio cases have been reduced by more
than 99%, making its eradication a feasible target. In fact, Pakistan and Afghanistan are the only remaining
polio endemic countries.
The project is in line with the revised National Emergency Action Plan (NEAP) for Polio eradication, the
Government of Pakistan’s National Vision for Coordinated Priority Actions of (2016-2025) and the Global
Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan (2013-2018). It is also in line with Sustainable Development
The project will be a consolidation of the ongoing IDB-Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) partnership
on PPE in Pakistan, which has recorded significant promising achievements in bringing the country at the
verge of eradicating polio.
Project Objectives and Key Results: The project aims to achieve its objective through countrywide mass
polio vaccination campaigns targeting all children below five years of age, along with extensive community
sensitization and mobilization, as well as high standard surveillance activities. At completion, all Pakistani
children (more than 36 million) will be fully immunized against polio for life.
Total cost of the project is estimated at US$307.0 million, to which the ISFD will contribute US$10.0 million by
way of loan financing. The rest of the financing will be provided by the IDB (US$90.0 million), JICA (US$50.0
million), Government of Canada (US$30.0 million), and the Government of Pakistan (US$127.0 million).
7. Post Ebola Health Sector Support - Guinea
Ebola epidemic has had a profound impact on Guinea’s economy and society, declining agricultural
production, damaging the social fabric, and retarding the country’s growth prospects. In addition, the Ebola
epidemic has further weakened an already fragile health system. This system has several constraints and
insufficiencies, including low coverage and quality, which limit the immediate and proper response of the
country to outbreaks and other public health problems. The health system suffers from multiple challenges
that are not specific to the Ebola crisis, whose improvement by the project will improve its preparedness for
responding to emergencies and other potential epidemics.
Project Objectives: The project will contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the National Health
Development Plan (NHDP, 2015-2024) aiming at strengthening the health system and reducing mortality
and morbidity related to communicable and non-communicable diseases, including epidemics. Specifically
the project will upgrade and develop the healthcare services to meet immediate needs and address the
challenges related to epidemics and other major public health problems. The key expected results of the
project include: (i) 30 Health Centers and 1 National Center for Reproductive Health constructed and equipped;
(ii) 31 Health Personnel (Medical Doctors, Engineers, Technicians, etc.) trained (iii) 174 health centers and 15
hospitals equipped with Basic Neonatal and Obstetric Care, and Comprehensive Obstetric and Neonatal
Care Equipment, respectively.
The project scope comprises the following: (i) construction, rehabilitation and equipment of health facilities,
(ii) procurement of medical equipment for health facilities, (iii) training and social mobilization, and (v) support
to the project’s management.
Total cost of the project is estimated at US$54.96 million, to which the ISFD will contribute US$8.96 million
by way of loan financing. The rest of the financing will be provided by the IDB (US$8.96 million), and the
Government of Guinea (US$3.73million).
8. Triconboston 150MW Wind Power Project – Pakistan
This project aims to address power shortages and improve energy security. The Government of Pakistan
approved the Renewable Energy Policy in 2006 with the aim of developing 9,700 MW of power generation from
renewable energy sources by 2030. The IDB financed two wind energy projects of 50MW each, which have
been operational since 2014.
The Project will promote economic growth through increasing incremental supply of energy in response to a
growing energy deficit. The Project will generate an additional power supply producing peak electricity output
during summer months when supply deficit is largest at above 5,000 MW. The Project supports the Government’s
initiative with the aim of bringing wind power generation to 1,500 MW by the end of 2018 and 9,700 MW by 2030.
The Project will stimulate local area employment, both during the construction and operation phases.
Moreover, the Project will not only mobilize the valuable foreign direct investment into the country, but will
utilize indigenous resources and thereby reduce the country’s dependence on expensive oil imports for power
generation and reduce the burden on the country’s Balance of Payments.
The project’s total cost is estimated at Euro 360.0 million (approx. US$402.48 million), to which the ISFD
will contribute Euro 25.0 million by way of loan financing. The rest of the financing will be provided by the
IDB (Euro 50.0 million), IFC (Euro 75.0 million), Asian Development Bank (Euro 75.0 million), DEG (US$45.0
million), in addition to Equity Financing of (Euro 90.0 million).
9. Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Improvement, Kyrgyz Republic
The project aims to support the Government’s of Kyrgyz Republic’s efforts to increase access for drinking
water of the rural communities. It contributes to the implementation of the Government’s strategy laid out in the
National Program for Water Supply and Sanitation. The Program is based on the priorities defined in the National
Sustainable Development Strategy for the Kyrgyz Republic that emphasizes the importance of improving the
system of delivery of water supply and sanitation services. It also responds to the Government’s policy of placing
high priority on achieving financial sustainability and effective management of resources at the local level.
Project Objectives: The project development objective is to assist Kyrgyz Republic to (i) improve access to,
and quality of, water supply in targeted rural communities, (ii) improve sanitation services primarily in schools,
and health centres in selected villages, and (iii) strengthen capacity of institutions in the water supply and
Upon project completion, the project is expected to improve water supply and access to safe drinking water
and sanitation to the current local population of about 78,000. The project target area is 24 villages in five
districts of Jalal-Abad Region.
The total cost of the project is estimated at US$51.0 million, to which the ISFD will contribute US$5.0 million
by way of loan financing. The rest of the financing will be provided by the IDB (US$15.0 million), World Bank
(US$23.5 million), and Kyrgyz Republic (US$7.5 million).
10. Technical and Vocational Education and Training Support Project, Uganda
The project is in line with the Government’s Vision 2040 blueprint, aimed at transforming Uganda from a
“Peasant to a modern and prosperous country within 30 years.” Specifically, it supports the Education Sector
Strategic Plan 2011-2020 “Skilling Uganda.” Moreover, it conforms to the Sustainable Development Goal No.
4: “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”.
Project Objectives: The project aims at contributing towards transforming the TVET into a comprehensive system
of skills development for employment, enhanced productivity and growth. Specifically, the project aims at
enhancing the acquisition of relevant employability skills and competencies that match labour market needs.
At completion, the project will benefit 14,000 students, 1,000 instructors, and 125 administrative staff.
The project scope includes: (a) construction and equipping of Technical Institutes; (b) in-service training of
instructors; (c) curricular development; (d) establishment of a Labour Market Information System, and train
staff on data collection, analysis and reporting, (e) consultancy services, and advocacy & private sector
partnership building; and (f) support to the project’s management.
Total cost of the project is estimated at US$51.44 million, to which the ISFD will contribute US$10.0 million by
way of loan financing. The rest of the financing will be provided by the IDB (US$35.0 million), an Government
of Uganda (US$6.44 million).
11. Vocational Literacy Program for Poverty Reduction (VOLIP)- Phase 2, Senegal
The project is the second phase of the VOLIP project in Senegal after a successful pilot phase implemented
in two needy regions in the country. The results are showing that the VOLIP project has positive impact on
the social and economic conditions of the beneficiaries in 281 villages and has contributed to empower
women and young adults in the targeted areas. The project is aligned with the Government’s plan that has the
primary objective of making Senegal “an emerging country in 2035 with social solidarity and rule of law;” and
(ii) achieve Universal Primary Education by 2025.
Project Objective: The project’s main objective is to help reduce poverty, particularly among rural youth
and women, by (i) equipping them with relevant vocational competencies and basic manual skills, and (ii)
providing them access to microfinance schemes to develop their businesses. At completion, the project will
benefit 6,000 out of school children, 2,000 young adults, 5,000 rural women workers, and 39 training operators.
The project components include: (a) improving access to Non-formal Basic Education; (b) Youth’s Vocational
Literacy; (c) Women Workers’ Literacy and Vocational Training; (d) Microfinance Support Scheme for women
and youth empowerment; and (c) support to project management.
The total cost of the project is estimated at US$20.93 million, to which the ISFD will contribute US$8.84
million by way of loan financing. The rest of the financing will be provided by the IDB (US$3.25 million), an
Government of Senegal (US$3.25 million).
12. Energy for Rural Development Project Under Reverse Linkage - Mali
Despite significant progress over the past decade, access to electricity in Mali remains a developmental
challenge. Currently, urban and rural rates of electricity access are around 71% and 18% respectively.
Therefore, the development of rural electrification is one of the priority objectives of the Government, which
considers access to electricity as a major means to fight poverty.
The objective of the project is to enhance the capacity of Mali in rural electrification by establishing a sustainable
model for rural electrification, which provides affordable and reliable electricity to rural communities in the country.
The project will Increase the installed capacity of solar energy by 14%; from 15 MW in 2015 to 17.42 MW in 2021.
Project Description: The project will reinforce the power generation and distribution system by installing
2.43 MW Power of Solar Plants and the required distribution network. The project will include 5,841 consumer
connections for a targeted population of 35,000 comprising 400 connections to public facilities (schools,
hospital etc.) and small industries.
The project will ensure capacity development and knowledge transfer from the Moroccan Electricity and
Potable Water Office (ONEE) to the Malian Agency for the Development of Domestic Energy and Rural
Electrification (AMADER) in designing, managing and maintaining rural electrification projects.
The total cost of the project is estimated at US$17.06 million, to which the ISFD will contribute US$11.0
million by way of loan financing. The rest of the financing will be provided by the IDB (US$4.0 million), Reverse
Linkage Partner (US$0.46 million), and the Government of Mali (US$1.6 million).
13. Solar Energy for Rural Development - Chad
The Government of Chad has established a national strategy and action plan for the promotion of renewable
energy. The Government intends to utilize renewable energy sources to improve its current national
electrification rate, which currently stands at only 4%. The capacity-building component included in this
project, through the reverse linkage modality, will enable transfer of knowledge related to rural electrification
and solar projects that will help Chad to further develop rural electrification systems.
Project Objectives: The project aims to provide reliable and affordable electricity supply to the population of
the targeted rural area located in the axis of Toukra – Mandelia, south of the capital city, N’Djamena. The
project will increase the installed capacity of N’Djamena power system by 2.4 % and contribute to increase the
electricity access rate in N’Djamena area from 20% to 36%, and at national level from 4 % to 5.5 % by 2025.
The total cost of the project is estimated at US$22.9 million, to which the ISFD will contribute US$12.0 million
by way of loan financing. The rest of the financing will be provided by the IDB (US$8.0 million), Reverse
Linkage Partner (US$0.36 million), and the Government of Chad (US$2.54 million).
14. Youth Entrepreneurship Support – Comoros
Comoros has established a micro finance Institution, MECK-MORONI (MM), with the support of the
International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) in 1996 to promote and facilitate access to finance
for the poor working in the agriculture sector. In 2014, the country adopted a poverty reduction strategy for
the period 2015 – 2019, which aims to create more job opportunities for youth and women. This strategy
identified some economic sectors such as agriculture, fishing and livestock as having high potential of job
creation through the development of small, medium and micro enterprises. ISFD, MM and SILATECH1 agreed
to support this strategy by funding the approved project.
Project Objectives: The overall objective of the project is to improve the livelihoods and the living conditions
of the disadvantaged population, particularly women and unemployed youth in Grand Comoros, Anjouan and
Moroni. The specific project objectives are (i) to support the development of value chains in strategic sectors;
(ii) build the capacity of Comorians in the production and marketing of cash crops (mainly Ylang-Ylang, Cloves
and Vanilla); and (iii) build the institutional capacity of the MM and other stakeholders in entrepreneurship and
These objectives will be translated into: (i) financing 1000 feasible business plans, (ii) Create employment
opportunity for 3,000 youth, (iii) Support the development of value chains for at least three sectors (iv) build
entrepreneurial capacity of 50 producers’ groups in cash crops production and marketing, and (v) training
delivered to microfinance institutions, Management Information System (MIS) installed, and Islamic financial
The total cost of the project is estimated at US$6.325 million, to which the ISFD will contribute US$2.9
million (US$0.25 million as a Grant, and US$2.65 million by way of loan financing). The rest of the financing
will be provided by SILATECH US$0.425 million as a Grant, and US$1.675 million as loan financing, and MM