Strengthening Country Safeguard Systems: Report on a Suggested Methodology for Assessing Country Safeguard Systems

Date: December 2011
Document Type: Consultant's Reports
Project Number: 39186-012

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This report presents the general findings of the Regional Technical Assistance (RETA) 6285 - Strengthening Country Safeguard Systems focusing on the development of a suggested methodology for assessing country safeguard systems (CSS).

The report provides a brief background and rationale for conducting CSS analysis and presents a methodology for reviewing CSS. The suggested methodology was developed based on the findings of the RETA, comments received during the multi-stakeholder consultations, and taking into account the World Bank's experience from its pilot program for use of borrower systems to address environmental and social issues in Bank-supported projects.