The Project: The World Bank involvement in the PBS Program started in May 2006 and is composed of four continuous operations, including 2 Additional Financing (AF): PBS I,
PBS I-AF, PBS II, PBS 11-AF, PBS-Social Accountability Program and PBS III. According to the Project Appraisal Document (PAD) of PBS II, the Program Development Objective is to contribute to expanding access and improving the quality of basic services in education, health, agriculture, water supply and sanitation, and rural roads delivered by sub-national governments, while continuing to deepen transparency and local accountability in service delivery.
The Request: The Request states that the Requesters, Anuak indigenous peoples, have been harmed by the Bank-supported PBS Program as a result of World Bank's non-compliance with its policies and procedures because the PBS Program is "contributing directly to the Ethiopian Government's Villagization Program in the Gambella Region".
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