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Operations Manual

Operations Manual

This Operations Manual contains the operational policies, directives, procedures and other instructions to staff that apply to Bank operations. The Manual is organized according to instrument – country engagement, development policy financing, investment project financing, program-for-results financing, and advisory services and analytics (including reimbursable advisory services).

Clicking by instrument type will display the relevant policies, OPs, directives, and BPs for that instrument. Other relevant policies and directives are grouped under that heading for each instrument.

Questions on these statements can be addressed to OperationsHelpDesk@worldbank.org.

OP 4.00 - Piloting the Use of Borrower Systems to Address Environmental and Social Safeguard Issues in Bank-Supported Projects

OP 4.00 - Table A1 - Environmental and Social Safeguard Policies - Policy Objectives and Operational Principles

BP 4.00 - Piloting the Use of Borrower Systems to Address Environmental and Social Safeguard Issues in Bank-Supported Projects

OP 4.01 - Environmental Assessment

OP 4.01 - Annex A - Definitions

OP 4.01 - Annex B - Content of an Environmental Assessment Report for a Category A Project

BP 4.01 - Environmental Assessment

BP 4.01 Annex A - Application of EA to Dam and Reservoir Projects

BP 4.01 Annex B - Application of EA to Projects Involving Pest Management

OP 4.02 - Environmental Action Plans

BP 4.02 - Environmental Action Plans

OP 4.03 - Performance Standards for Private Sector Activites

BP 4.03 - Performance Standards for Private Sector Activities

OP 4.01 - Environmental Assessment

OP 4.04 - Natural Habitats

OP 4.04 Annex A - Definitions

BP 4.04 - Natural Habitats

OP 4.09 - Pest Management

OP 4.10 - Indigenous Peoples

OP 4.10 - Annex A - Social Assessment

OP 4.10 - Annex B - Indigenous Peoples Plan

OP 4.10 - Annex C - Indigenous Peoples Planning Framework

BP 4.10 - Indigenous Peoples

OP 4.11 - Physical Cultural Resources

BP 4.11 - Physical Cultural Resources

OP 4.12 - Involuntary Resettlement

OP 4.12 Annex A - Involuntary Resettlement Instructions

BP 4.12 - Involuntary Resettlement

OP 4.36 - Forests

OP 4.36 Annex A - Definitions

BP 4.36 - Forests

OP 4.37 - Safety of Dams

BP 4.37 - Safety of Dams

BP 4.37 Annex A - Dam Safety Reports: Content and Timing

Bank Policy: Access to Information

Bank Policy: Operational Policy Waivers

IDA Directive: Recommitment of IDA Resources

OP 1.00 - Poverty Reduction

OP 2.30 - Development Cooperation and Conflict

BP 2.30 - Development Cooperation and Conflict

Bank Policy: Financial Terms and Conditions of Bank Financing

Bank Directive: Financial Terms and Conditions of Bank Financing

​OP 4.20 - Gender and Development

BP 4.20 - Gender and Development

Bank Policy: Choice of Borrower and Contractual Agreements

Bank Policy: Security Arrangements

OP 7.40 - Disputes over Defaults on External Debt, Expropriation, and Breach of Contract

BP 7.40 - Disputes over Defaults on External Debt, Expropriation, and Breach of Contract

BP 7.50 - Projects on International Waterways

OP 7.60 - Projects in Disputed Areas

BP 7.60 - Projects in Disputed Areas

OP 8.45 - Grants

OP 8.45 Annex A - DGF Eligibility Criteria

BP 8.45 Grants

OP 10.20 - Global Environment Facility Operations

BP 10.20 - Global Environment Facility Operations

OP 13.60 - Monitoring and Evaluation

OP 14.10 - External Debt Reporting and Financial Statements

BP 14.10 - External Debt Reporting and Financial Statements

BP 14.10 Annex A - Sample Letter on Financial and Economic Data: IBRD Borrowers/Guarantors

BP 14.10 Annex B - Sample Letter on Financial and Economic Data: IDA Recipients

BP 14.10 Annex B1 - Countries Subject to IDA's Non-Concessional Borrowing Policy

BP 14.10 Annex C - Sample Letter of Representations regarding a Borrower's/Project Entity's Financial Condition

OP 14.20 - CoFinancing

OP 14.20 - Annex A - Sources and Types of Cofinancing

OP 14.40 - Trust Funds

BP 14.40 Annex A - Trust Funds Minimum Size

BP 14.40 Annex B - Staff Eligibilty to Administer Trust Funds

OP 4.00 - Piloting the Use of Borrower Systems to Address Environmental and Social Safeguard Issues in Bank-Supported Projects

OP 4.00 - Table A1 - Environmental and Social Safeguard Policies - Policy Objectives and Operational Principles

IDA Directive: Recommitment of IDA Resources

BP 4.00 - Piloting the Use of Borrower Systems to Address Environmental and Social Safeguard Issues in Bank-Supported Projects

OP 4.01 - Environmental Assessment

OP 4.01 - Annex A - Definitions

OP 4.01 - Annex B - Content of an Environmental Assessment Report for a Category A Project

OP 4.01 - Annex C - Environmental Management Plan

​BP 4.01 - Environmental Assessment

BP 4.01 Annex A - Application of EA to Dam and Reservoir Projects

BP 4.01 Annex B - Application of EA to Projects Involving Pest Management

OP 4.02 - Environmental Action Plans

BP 4.02 - Environmental Action Plans

OP 4.03 - Performance Standards for Private Sector Activites

BP 4.03 - Performance Standards for Private Sector Activities

OP 4.04 - Natural Habitats

OP 4.04 Annex A - Definitions

BP 4.04 - Natural Habitats

OP 4.09 - Pest Management

OP 4.10 - Indigenous Peoples

OP 4.10 - Annex A - Social Assessment

OP 4.10 - Annex B - Indigenous Peoples Plan

OP 4.10 - Annex C - Indigenous Peoples Planning Framework

BP 4.10 - Indigenous Peoples

OP 4.11 - Physical Cultural Resources

BP 4.11 - Physical Cultural Resources

OP 4.12 - Involuntary Resettlement

OP 4.12 Annex A - Involuntary Resettlement Instructions

BP 4.12 - Involuntary Resettlement

OP 4.36 - Forests

OP 4.36 Annex A - Definitions

BP 4.36 - Forests

OP 4.37 - Safety of Dams

BP 4.37 - Safety of Dams

BP 4.37 Annex A - Dam Safety Reports: Content and Timing

Bank Policy: Access to Information

Bank Policy: Operational Policy Waivers

IDA Directive: Recommitment of IDA Resources

OP 1.00 - Poverty Reduction

OP 2.30 - Development Cooperation and Conflict

BP 2.30 - Development Cooperation and Conflict

Bank Policy: Financial Terms and Conditions of Bank Financing

Bank Directive: Financial Terms and Conditions of Bank Financing

​OP 4.20 - Gender and Development

BP 4.20 - Gender and Development

OP 4.76 - Tobacco

Bank Policy: Choice of Borrower and Contractual Agreements

Bank Policy: Security Arrangements

OP 7.40 - Disputes over Defaults on External Debt, Expropriation, and Breach of Contract

BP 7.40 - Disputes over Defaults on External Debt, Expropriation, and Breach of Contract

BP 7.50 - Projects on International Waterways

OP 7.60 - Projects in Disputed Areas

BP 7.60 - Projects in Disputed Areas

OP 8.45 - Grants

OP 8.45 Annex A - DGF Eligibility Criteria

BP 8.45 Grants

OP 10.20 - Global Environment Facility Operations

BP 10.20 - Global Environment Facility Operations

OP 13.60 - Monitoring and Evaluation

OP 14.10 - External Debt Reporting and Financial Statements

BP 14.10 - External Debt Reporting and Financial Statements

BP 14.10 Annex A - Sample Letter on Financial and Economic Data: IBRD Borrowers/Guarantors

BP 14.10 Annex B - Sample Letter on Financial and Economic Data: IDA Recipients

BP 14.10 Annex B1 - Countries Subject to IDA's Non-Concessional Borrowing Policy

BP 14.10 Annex C - Sample Letter of Representations regarding a Borrower's/Project Entity's Financial Condition

OP 14.20 - CoFinancing

OP 14.20 - Annex A - Sources and Types of Cofinancing

OP 14.40 - Trust Funds

BP 14.40 Annex A - Trust Funds Minimum Size

BP 14.40 Annex B - Staff Eligibilty to Administer Trust Funds

Bank Policy: Access to Information

Bank Policy: Operational Policy Waivers

IDA Directive: Recommitment of IDA Resources

OP 1.00 - Poverty Reduction

OP 2.30 - Development Cooperation and Conflict

BP 2.30 - Development Cooperation and Conflict

Bank Policy: Financial Terms and Conditions of Bank Financing

Bank Directive: Financial Terms and Conditions of Bank Financing

​OP 4.20 - Gender and Development

BP 4.20 - Gender and Development

Bank Policy: Choice of Borrower and Contractual Agreements

Bank Policy: Security Arrangements

OP 7.40 - Disputes over Defaults on External Debt, Expropriation, and Breach of Contract

BP 7.40 - Disputes over Defaults on External Debt, Expropriation, and Breach of Contract

BP 7.50 - Projects on International Waterways

OP 7.60 - Projects in Disputed Areas

BP 7.60 - Projects in Disputed Areas

OP 8.45 - Grants

OP 8.45 Annex A - DGF Eligibility Criteria

BP 8.45 Grants

OP 10.20 - Global Environment Facility Operations

BP 10.20 - Global Environment Facility Operations

OP 13.60 - Monitoring and Evaluation

OP 14.10 - External Debt Reporting and Financial Statements

BP 14.10 - External Debt Reporting and Financial Statements

BP 14.10 Annex A - Sample Letter on Financial and Economic Data: IBRD Borrowers/Guarantors

BP 14.10 Annex B - Sample Letter on Financial and Economic Data: IDA Recipients

BP 14.10 Annex B1 - Countries Subject to IDA's Non-Concessional Borrowing Policy

BP 14.10 Annex C - Sample Letter of Representations regarding a Borrower's/Project Entity's Financial Condition

OP 14.20 - CoFinancing

OP 14.20 - Annex A - Sources and Types of Cofinancing

OP 14.40 - Trust Funds

BP 14.40 Annex A - Trust Funds Minimum Size

BP 14.40 Annex B - Staff Eligibilty to Administer Trust Funds