Description of the GRM

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ll World Bank projects require a Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM) that allows affected people/beneficiaries, project staff/volunteers and other stakeholders to provide feedback or to seek satisfactory resolution to grievances they may have in relation to implementation of the Project and its activities. The GRM helps to ensure that the rights and interests of affected people/beneficiaries are protected, and concerns are adequately addressed. The grievance process is based upon the premise that it imposes no cost to those raising the grievances (i.e., complainants); that concerns arising from project implementation are adequately addressed in a timely manner; and that participation in the grievance process does not preclude pursuit of legal remedies under national law. It acknowledges the World Bank’s commitment to “do no harm”.