The proposed operation is aligned with the CPF’s objective 9 namely “Improve of Access to Sustainable Water
Resources and CPF’s objective 10 namely “Strengthen adaptation to climate change and resilience to natural
disasters. By promoting the improvement of the quality of Irrigation and Drainage services and contributing to
the implementation of efficient water allocation systems, this operation aims to support the adaptation of the
agriculture sector to climate change and to efficiently address the drought and water scarcity hazards that the
country is and will face.
Besides, the project will also support the cross-cutting theme of the CPF Gender – Empowering Women and Girls
for Shared Prosperity through promoting revenues of women farmers which will contribute to “improving
women’s mobility, health, and access to services.
The proposed project is well-positioned to contribute to the new Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regional
Strategy on Economic and Social Inclusion for Peace and Stability. In particular, it is aligned with (i) Pillar 1 on
Renewing the Social Contract as it emphasizes more inclusive economic growth and the protection of natural
resources, which are considered public goods to be preserved as part of the intergenerational social contract, and
(ii) Pillar 2 on Strengthening Resilience to Shocks, such as climate shocks.
Furthermore, the proposed project is aligned with the World Bank’s twin goals on ending extreme poverty and
promoting shared prosperity. In fact, through promoting water efficiency and developing improved irrigation
infrastructure, the operation will significantly enhance agriculture productivity and increase family farmers’
Finally, the project fits perfectly with the MENA Region Resilience, Efficiency, Inclusion and Sustainability (RISE)
framework, in the 4 components : (i) Resilience to multiple shocks, (ii) Efficiency in resources management, since
the project will support climate change impacts reduction and promote water resources efficiency and
preservation; (iii) Inclusion of the family farmers, youth and female producers and (iv) Sustainability for growth
and job creation, through increasing and developing sustainable value for small farmers.