The World Bank Team appraisal mission took place from July 11 – 27, 2006. During the mission the project documents was finalized, consultation with the participating was furthered and financial arrangements were streamlined. Three were visited during this mission to finalize arrangements for the project at the state level. The visited were Bauchi, Gombe and Rivers.
PREPARATORY ACTIVITIES TOWARDS EFFECTIVENESS
Procurement plans for the Project Preparatory Facility for the first 18 months of the Project was developed.
Baseline survey completed in the 7 selected and 2 control (Kaduna and Delta )
Negotiation with a video conference with World Bank Office in Washington , USA was held on the 27th October ,2006. at World Bank Office Asokoro, Abuja.It was chaired by Prof S. Monye , Director,International Economic Relation , Ministry of Finance, Abuja.
Signing of the Negotiation documents was carried out on 28th November,2006.
World Bank Board approved the Project on 20th December, 2006.