As part of the funding agreement between the World Bank and the Government of Vanuatu, the project is required to take into account potential social and environmental impacts of project activities. Referred collectively as Safeguards; all activities and sub-projects under VIRIP require to take into account and manage potential environmental and social impact of project activities.
A series of framework manuals sets out the approach to managing VIRIP safeguards.
Additional plans and controls are developed for each individual sub-project to ensure that potential impacts are managed.
The VIRIP Safeguards Manual is the framework to identify and manage project safeguards has three constituent parts:
The documents were publicly disclosed and advertised in the Vanuatu Daily Post in three languages on 26 June 2018.