The project aims to increase climate resilience – better managing water resources, increasing agricultural productivity and reducing the risk of climate-sensitive diseases – by improving the monitoring and assessment of climate variability and change and providing targeted and reliable information for decision making. The project will have social and economic benefits by managing risk in weather-related disasters that disproportionately affect the poor and vulnerable populations through improving forecasting, early warning systems and the observed climatology of Yemen. This would be achieved by building up a National Framework for Climate Services as proposed by and supporting the provision of data and information to the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), through: upgrading the existing meteorological and hydrological observing networks, improving the timeliness and accuracy of weather and flood forecasts and warnings, and delivering better weather, climate and water services.

Activities funded through the project would help improve climate-sensitive decision-making and planning in key vulnerable and water resources dependent sectors, particularly agriculture, and contribute to building resilience for communities and sectors at risk. Better uptake and use of weather, climate and water information would be achieved by strengthening partnerships between the providers and users of weather, climate and water information through dedicated climate working groups and existing community organizations. The project would also improve coordination and information sharing between all of agencies responsible for the collection of climate data, analysis and decision-support as well as maintain the oversight of the overall PPCR program, particularly in regards to knowledge management, awareness rising and information sharing with stakeholders of information developed throughout the program.

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In the News:
World Bank Grant Supports Improved Weather and Climate Services in Yemen (World Bank, September 5, 2013)

Project Details
Cover Note | Project Document | MDB Project Implementation Services (MPIS)Proposed Decision
Approved on March 15, 2013 (Approved Decision)
Approved amount(s): 
USD 19.0 million (grant funding)
USD 486,500 (MPIS Second tranche)

Comments and Responses:
Germany and Spain (March 15, 2013)
United Kingdom (March 18, 2013)
Government of Yemen and IBRD Response to UK, Germany, and Spain (April 23, 2013)

MDB Project Implementation Services (MPIS)
Approved on April 30, 2012 (Approved Decision)
Approved amount(s): 
USD 486,500 (MPIS First tranche)