According to the bank documents, the project will use the programmatic preparation advance (PPA) funds to prepare the necessary technical, economic, environmental , social and design studies for the project. Expected PPA activities include: (i) identifying and estimating costs, conducting economic evaluations, prioritizing investments and preparing bid documents for investments at one or more of FSM’s principal ports; (ii) determining shortcomings and recommending measures to strengthen institutional and regulatory arrangements at the national and state-levels; (iii) undertaking stakeholder engagement and consultations and preparing safeguards documents; and (iv)funding a consultant to oversee project preparation.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK
The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing email@example.com. You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: http://ewebapps.worldbank.org/apps/ip/Pages/Home.aspx.