The Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project (PPAP) has established a transparent project management framework that meets the requirements of our national and international funding agencies.
The Cocoa Component of the PPAP is executed by the Government of PNG through the National Department of Agriculture and Livestock and the Cocoa Board of PNG with funding from the World Bank, International Development Association and International Fund for Agricultural Development and co-financing from the Government of PNG, the private sector and smallholder growers. Cocoa Component funding to-date is over $55 million.
The PPAP has developed a model approach that facilitates the realisation of the 3 project objectives. The project management framework is introduced below. Project documents are displayed in the sidebar.
The Project Implementation Manual (PIM) provides information on key aspects of the PPAP, including the project development objective, components, institutional arrangements, sub-project processes, financial management, procurement, and monitoring & evaluation procedures among others.
Our Project Implementation Manual (PIM) has 6 sections:
- Component 1 (Section 1)
- Component 2 (Section 2)
- Component 3 (Section 3)
- Financial Management (Section 4)
- Procurement (Section 5)
- Monitoring & Evaluation (Section 6)
The PPAP Procurement Plan is updated at least annually or as required to reflect the actual project implementation needs and improvements in institutional capacity. The objective of the procurement activities is to ensure all projects funds are used for the purpose they were intended and all procurement is completed in an efficient manner.
Our procurement activities consider:
- The need for economy and efficiency in the implementation of the project, including the procurement of the goods and works involved;
- Giving all eligible bidders equal opportunity to compete;
- The development of domestic contracting and manufacturing industries in PNG;
- The importance of transparency in the procurement process.
Section 6 of the Project Implementation Manual (PIM) provides guidance and instructions to the PPAP staff responsible for implementation of the project’s monitoring & evaluation activities, which includes the production of bi-annual reports.
The key indicators used to assess achievement of the projective objective are:
- The number of smallholder farmers adopting improved farming practices;
- The number and coverage of productive partnerships successfully implemented and likely to be sustained;
- The share of the export price, including quality premium, received by smallholder farmers in the project area;
- The net incomes of smallholder cocoa and coffee growing households in the project areas.
The PPAP is implemented within the context of the World Bank’s Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) so as to ensure that project activities are implemented in such a manner that there are no deleterious environmental or social effects or, if they cannot be avoided, that they are managed and mitigated. The project’s ESMF has been designed so that all PPAP investments comply with the Environmental Laws of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea and the Environmental and Social Safeguard Policies of the World Bank.
Our Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) has 4 parts: