This Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) has been prepared to assess and manage environmental and social risks and impacts of the project entitled “No Bangsamoro Child Left Behind in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).” The total cost of this Investment Project Financing (IPF) Project is fully financed by the Japan Development Social Fund (JSDF) through a small grant.
A framework approach has been chosen as the specific locations and details of the sub-grant projects can only be known during the project implementation. However, the project has broadly identified key eligible activities for funding through the sub-grant programs. This ESMF will allow the CBCS as the Implementing Agency to clarify, to the extent possible and based on existing information, the environmental and social management approach that should be taken at the subproject level, in accordance with the World Bank’s Environmental and Social Framework (ESF). This includes guidance on environmental and social screening, subproject-specific assessment and plans, and management of specific project activities during implementation. The document also provides guidance on the preparation of location-specific Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMPs), when needed, in accordance with the ESF.