Yemen Integrated Urban Services Emergency Project II (YIUSEP II)

Grant Funding|Activity Status: Active
  • Country
  • Amount
    $5.99 million
  • Approval Date
    October 15, 2023
    Closing Date
    June 30, 2026



The project aims to improve the quality and financial sustainability of solid waste management (SWM) services in three cities in Yemen – Aden, Mukalla and Sanaa – using a results-based financing (RBF) solution. The World Bank has done considerable work to restore critical urban services in Yemen following the almost decade-long conflict that devastated the country. However, several barriers have continued to hinder progress in Yemen’s SWM sector, including fiscal constraints, a low willingness of beneficiaries to pay due to low quality services, and technical and institutional inadequacies that drove up costs. YIUSEP II will work to overcome these challenges by utilizing an RBF mechanism to support services for participating municipalities, thereby improving institutional capacity, service quality, and user participation.