WB: SC project remains at 'considerable risk'


Posted at Jan 17 2012 01:34 PM | Updated as of Jan 17 2012 11:37 PM

Below is the copy of the aide memoire from a World Bank team on its assessment of the Judicial Reform Support Project (JRSP). The program, which has been in place since 2003, was tagged "at considerable risk".

The World Bank has confirmed the report is authentic.

Malacanang also verified the report. "We have verified with officials who were furnished copies of the World Bank report that the version uploaded by a media outfit online, and theirs, are a match.

The report details the expenditures declared ineligible for World Bank funding. It also demanded a refund from the Supreme Court for expenses that were not covered by the grant."

A receiving party is required to comment on an aide memoire before a final report is made to the public. SC spokesman Jose Midas Marquez earlier questioned the circumstances behind the release of the aide memoire, saying it is premature and unfair. He said a program team responsible for the implementation of the JRSP has yet to forward its comment to the World Bank.

Aide Memoire

Annex 1 and 2

Annex 3

Annex 4
   Part a
   Part b

Annex 5 and 6