Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF)

In the period April-May 2018, the Environmental Engineering and Consultancy Company “EcoMosaic” dooel Skopje has prepared an Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) as part of the project” Social Services Improvement Project” of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy supported by International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

The Project is consisting of three components: Component 1: Promoting social inclusion through improved access to social benefits and services, Component 2: Expanding the access to and improving of the quality of preschool services and Component 3: Project management, monitoring and evaluation. Main aim of the project is improvement of the conditions in preschool institutions, by construction of new kindergarten facilities and renovation/adaptation of the existing kindergarten facilities, conversion of existing kindergartens into ECD centres, as well as support to the implementation of the reforms in the system for social protection and promotion of social services.

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The Framework document defines the steps, processes and procedures to be followed by the MLSP/PMU, sub-project proponents and beneficiary communities (municipalities) for screening and categorizing proposed sub-projects, and for the environmental and social assessment, monitoring and management of the environmental and social issues associated with the implementation of proposed activities according the national legislation and operational procedures of World Bank.

The Experts Team of EcoMosaic presented the Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) during the three public hearings organized in Tetovo, Stip and Skopje, attended by representatives from various institutions on state and local level and NGOs.

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