Once the activities and potential sites are known, the Executing Agency can advance the safeguards processes. Safeguards assessments should be conducted as early as possible, so the results and recommendations can be fully integrated into the project design.
In addition, enough information is known about the project that several processes can take place:
- The project can be budgeted
- Finalize the project results framework, so that the project is properly monitored and it’s impacts measurable during project execution.
Project documentation should be completed at this stage.
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