Environmental and Social Management Framework -Indigenous Peoples Plan Framework-HEDP

The proposed World Bank support entitled "Higher Education Development Program (HEDP)" aims to support Government of Pakistan in strengthening the tertiary education system in the country. The proposed objective(s) of Project HEDP is to support research excellence in strategic sectors of the economy, improve teaching and learning and strengthen governance, in the higher education sector.

The four major components of the Project are as under:

Component 1. Nurturing excellence in strategic sectors

Component 2: Supporting Decentralized Higher Education Institutes for improved teaching and learning 

Component 3: Equipping students and higher education institutions with modern technology

Component 4Higher Education Management Information System and Data Driven Services

Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF):

This ESMF (click here to download document) has been prepared using primary and secondary information collected through literature review, reconnaissance survey and stakeholder consultation workshop. This framework will be followed once specific projects activities are identified and their details are available. This framework also discusses the stakeholder engagement and involvement throughout the project life cycle and mechanism to disclose project information to them and redress the grievances of the affected community.

Indigenous Peoples Plan Framework (IPPF):

The overall objective of Indigenous Peoples Plan Framework (click here to download document) is to facilitate the subproject's compliance with the requirements specified in the World Bank Operational Policy 4.10 on Indigenous People and to work within the legal framework of Pakistan. In other words, the framework is for designing and implementing a subproject and its Indigenous Peoples Plan in a way that fosters indigenous peoples' dignity, human rights, and cultural uniqueness; they should receive culturally compatible social and economic benefits and not suffer adverse effects during the development process​.

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