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The World Bank Group Consultation Hub provides a one-stop shop for everybody interested in consultations hosted by the World Bank Group. On this Hub, you can find all ongoing and planned consultations as well as those that were closed within the past year. Here you can find information on the subject of consultation, the scope and process of consultation, and on how you can contribute your views to the World Bank Group's decision-making process. The map illustrates where consultative meetings are held. We invite you to browse through all opportunities to submit feedback or search for specific consultations in a region or country or on a specific topic. You can also review feedback submitted by our stakeholders on a range of topics. Your views matter to the World Bank Group.

Review and Update of the World Bank Safeguard Policies

On December 8 and 9, the World Bank consulted with representatives of the Chinese government and Non-Governmental Organizations.
Safeguards consultations reach China

On December 8 and 9, the World Bank consulted with representatives of the Chinese government and Non-Governmental Organizations. Consultation participants discussed the consistency of the proposed framework with China's policies and procedures, dam safety, differentiating environmental and social assessment, forced evictions, and protections for ethnic minorities. Next stops for the review: Japan, Indonesia, and Brazil.

Jennifer Corpuz from Tebtebba (right) and World Bank Indigenous Peoples Advisor Luis Felipe Duchicela (left) discuss how to protect Indigenous Peoples in World Bank-financed projects.
Safeguards for Indigenous Peoples

Jennifer Corpuz from Tebtebba and World Bank Indigenous Peoples Advisor Luis Felipe Duchicela discuss how to protect Indigenous Peoples in World Bank-financed projects in Berlin, Germany, on November 13. The proposed Environmental and Social Framework introduces FPIC and protections for peoples in voluntary isolation and pastoralists. The safeguards team is now headed to Brazil, South Africa, Bangladesh, Paraguay, and Nepal.

Matthew Bliss of Cordaid (Brussels consultation, November 10, 2014)
"Don’t drop the hot issues"

Keep working on the difficult issues—this advice comes from Matthew Bliss of Cordaid. At a consultation meeting with civil society and private sector in Brussels on November 10, he said about human rights and other politically sensitive issues: “These crucial issues need to be discussed on a regular basis. They need to stay on the agenda. If you have problems addressing these issues now in this policy review, you have to consider them again later. Don’t drop them.” Next stop: The Safeguards team will head to Oslo and Berlin for multi-stakeholder consultations on November 12-13, 2014. 

Phu Thi Lan (Pa Then, right) and Ly Thi Ngay (Xa Pho, left) discuss safeguards for ethnic minorities in World Bank-financed projects in Hanoi on October 28.
Safeguards for Ethnic Minorities

Phu Thi Lan (Pa Then, right) and Ly Thi Ngay (Xa Pho, left) discuss safeguards for ethnic minorities in World Bank-financed projects in Hanoi on October 28. Tan Thi Gia (H’Mong) sings a song wishing for the World Bank delegation’s health. Her statement: “The ethnic minorities live in poor conditions. We need more attention and investment in transport, livelihood. Many ethnic minority women in Vietnam are illiterate. They do not know about the laws on gender equality and also don’t know how to protect themselves against domestic violence.”

Environmental and Social Framework image shows different scenes such as green fields, water, and people.
First Draft of Environmental and Social Framework

The World Bank is preparing a new Environmental and Social Framework. The Board has authorized the release of a proposal document for consultation purposes to seek feedback on its content. It has not endorsed this content, and the Committee on Development Effectiveness and the Board will consider the proposal after consultations. Click "Your Feedback" to submit comments.

    HOW THE CONSULTATION PROCESS WORKS
  • Schedule is posted on website as soon as agreed with host government. (For security reasons, venues are not published. Schedule is subject to change. All changes will be posted on the website.)
  • 2-3 weeks notice given to invitees/interested parties.
  • Attendance requires advance registration. Please go to the meetings tab on this website and click on “documents” for the meeting that you would like to register for. Click on “Interested in attending,” which will open a registration email to send to us. Registration closes 2 business days before the meeting.
  • Every effort is made to accommodate special needs (access, sign language interpretation, etc.). Please let us know about any special needs you may have in advance of the meeting.
  • Consultation materials will be posted on website and translated into six main World Bank languages.
  • Meeting summaries (without attribution) will be shared with participants and published on the website along with a list of attendees.
  • Feedback is also accepted online, and the consultation team is available through the website.

On July 30, 2014 the World Bank Board’s Executive Committee on Development Effectiveness (CODE) authorized the release of a proposal document for consultation purposes to seek feedback on its content. It has not endorsed the content of the draft, and CODE and the Board will consider the proposed document following such consultations. A background paper was developed for CODE’s discussion of the proposed framework, which can be accessed here. Also see our press release for more information. For questions and comments, please email us. Please also take a look at our Questions & Answers. The World Bank is currently developing a detailed consultation schedule. A tentative schedule of country consultations is posted here. If you need more information, please contact the safeguards review team at safeguardconsult@worldbank.org.

People and the environment are at the center of all our work. Through the revision of our environmental and social safeguard policies, the World Bank is ramping up its standards to ensure the delivery of an environmental and social framework which is more efficient and comprehensive; includes a strengthened approach to the management of environmental and social risks that will support sustainable development through standards that are clear to those impacted by the projects we finance, those who implement, and those holding us to account.

In late 2012 the World Bank launched a multi-phased process to review and update its environmental and social safeguard policies. The multi-stage review, supported by several periods of global consultations with stakeholders, is being undertaken in response to the need to better address environmental and social issues that countries face today, to deliver better environmental and social outcomes in the projects and programs the Bank supports, to ensure treatment and coverage of environmental and social impacts and risks, to strengthen the ability to monitoring and supervising actual impacts on people and the environment, and to better meet the varied needs of borrowers, and help strengthen country frameworks and institutions to deliver sustainable results on the ground. 

The World Bank’s safeguard policies are at the center of our efforts to protect people and the environment, and to achieve our goals to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in a sustainable manner in our partner countries.  The first draft proposal of a new Environment and Social Framework has been prepared with the aim to deliver efficiently on the two goals and to support more sustainable use of resources, promote social inclusion, discourage discrimination, help address new development challenges, and be mindful of the economic burdens development can place on future generations.

Details
Consultation Phase:
Closed
July 02, 2012 to July 30, 2014
  • Consultation Period:
    October 01, 2012 to March 21, 2014
Summary of Feedback Received in Phase 1 (DOCX 625.73 KB | PDF 2.30 MB)
Consultation Process and Plan [as of Dec 2012] (DOCX 269.62 KB | PDF 492.76 KB)
Approach Paper (DOCX 131.02 KB | PDF 421.88 KB)
Indigenous Peoples Dialogue - Terms of Reference (PDF 292.55 KB)
Focus Groups with Experts - Terms of Reference (PDF 266.45 KB)
Timeline of Review [as of Dec 2012] (PDF 349.80 KB)

Consultations with a wide range of stakeholders were conducted to seek input on the approach the new safeguards should take based on the Approach Paper. Consultations were held online and face-to-face from October 2012 to March 2014, reaching more than 2,000 stakeholders from over 40 countries from all regions across the world, including submissions of papers from a wide range of organizations and groups. Meetings included expert focus groups on emerging areas and dialogue with Indigenous Peoples. The summary of all feedback received is available: Feedback Summary, Phase 1.

The World Bank team has analyzed the feedback received and worked on a first draft of a proposal for a policy framework to be presented to the Board of Executive Directors in July 2014.

Public Status Reports and Updates: April 12, 2014 | video recording | presentation; October 12, 2013 | video recording | presentation; July 23, 2013 | status report.

FEEDBACK SUMMARIES

  • Summary of Feedback Received in Phase 1 (DOCX | PDF)
  • Feedback Summary: Dialogue with Indigenous Peoples (Oct 2013 - March 2014) (DOCX | PDF)
  • Feedback Summary: Project-Affected Communities (May - Dec 2013) (DOCX | PDF)
  • Online Feedback (Oct 2012 - April 2013) (DOCX | PDF)
MEETINGS

City Country Date Meeting Details

Washington, DC United States April 12, 2014 World Bank Review Team: Update on the Safeguards Review (with link to video recording)
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PresentationPDF 902.60 KB
TranscriptDOCX 992.51 KB
PDF 607.25 KB
Washington, DC United States October 30, 2013 Meeting with Delegation of Children, Bank Information Center, and Members of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child
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SummaryDOCX 196.47 KB
PDF 366.12 KB
Consultation Report by BICPDF 1.01 MB
Washington, DC United States October 12, 2013 World Bank Review Team: Update on the Safeguards Review (with link to video recording)
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AgendaDOC 388.00 KB
PDF 178.85 KB
PresentationPDF 1.12 MB
Calgary Canada May 16, 2013 Meeting with Participants of the Annual Conference of the IAIA
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Participant listDOCX 251.44 KB
PDF 231.98 KB
SummaryDOCX 241.97 KB
PDF 184.41 KB
Washington, DC United States April 29, 2013 Meeting with government representatives
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Washington, DC United States April 22, 2013 Meeting on Involuntary Resettlement: Third Party Sponsored
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AgendaPDF 388.85 KB
Washington, DC United States April 20, 2013 Preliminary Report Out on Phase 1 of the Safeguards Review Consultation - Civil Society Policy Forum
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AgendaPDF 406.67 KB
Participant listDOCX 244.06 KB
PDF 195.94 KB
TranscriptDOCX 556.35 KB
PDF 689.48 KB
Country meetingsPDF 518.85 KB
Emerging AreasPDF 708.25 KB
Washington, DC United States April 12, 2013 Consultation at the World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty
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Participant listDOCX 233.10 KB
PDF 205.42 KB
SummaryDOCX 302.18 KB
PDF 135.88 KB
Guatemala City Guatemala April 10, 2013 Multi-stakeholder meeting
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Participant listDOCX 232.79 KB
PDF 207.10 KB
SummaryDOCX 238.23 KB
PDF 189.74 KB
Bhubaneshwar India April 10, 2013 Multi-stakeholder meeting
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Participant listDOCX 263.88 KB
PDF 305.30 KB
SummaryDOCX 264.58 KB
PDF 231.85 KB
Guatemala City Guatemala April 09, 2013 Meeting with government representatives
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Participant listDOCX 234.30 KB
PDF 199.78 KB
SummaryDOCX 235.68 KB
PDF 185.08 KB
Bengaluru India April 08, 2013 Meeting with government representatives, academia and private sector
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Participant listDOCX 254.68 KB
PDF 166.80 KB
SummaryDOCX 257.57 KB
PDF 209.72 KB
Bengaluru India April 08, 2013 Multi-stakeholder meeting
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Participant listDOCX 262.48 KB
PDF 314.27 KB
Statement from Some ParticipantsPDF 195.31 KB
SummaryDOCX 253.94 KB
PDF 197.71 KB
New Delhi India April 06, 2013 Meeting with civil society organizations
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Participant listDOCX 252.74 KB
PDF 270.73 KB
SummaryDOCX 218.56 KB
PDF 216.96 KB
New Delhi India April 05, 2013 Multi-stakeholder meeting
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Participant listDOCX 266.88 KB
PDF 262.23 KB
NoteDOCX 250.40 KB
PDF 324.88 KB
New Delhi India April 04, 2013 Meeting with government representatives
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Participant listDOCX 259.11 KB
PDF 142.42 KB
SummaryDOCX 260.06 KB
PDF 211.38 KB
Colombo Sri Lanka April 02, 2013 Multi-stakeholder meeting
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Participant listDOCX 254.69 KB
PDF 218.10 KB
SummaryDOCX 238.41 KB
PDF 203.78 KB
Colombo Sri Lanka April 02, 2013 Meeting with government representatives
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Participant listDOCX 256.90 KB
PDF 223.46 KB
SummaryDOCX 240.61 KB
PDF 201.03 KB
Colombo Sri Lanka April 01, 2013 Meeting with development partners
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Participant listDOCX 250.37 KB
PDF 205.22 KB
SummaryDOCX 236.19 KB
PDF 192.31 KB
Astana Kazakhstan March 29, 2013 Meeting with government representatives
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Participant listDOCX 250.81 KB
PDF 227.65 KB
SummaryDOCX 633.58 KB
PDF 296.13 KB
Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire March 29, 2013 Multi-stakeholder meeting
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Participant List (French)DOCX 258.17 KB
PDF 281.09 KB
Summary (French)DOC 518.50 KB
PDF 517.88 KB
Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire March 28, 2013 Meeting with government representatives
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Participant List (French)DOCX 256.16 KB
PDF 264.36 KB
Summary (French) DOC 524.50 KB
PDF 519.18 KB
Almaty Kazakhstan March 28, 2013 Multi-stakeholder meeting
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Participant listDOCX 259.08 KB
PDF 247.31 KB
SummaryDOCX 632.84 KB
PDF 444.92 KB
Rabat Morocco March 26, 2013 Multi-stakeholder meeting
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Participant listDOCX 234.40 KB
PDF 238.41 KB
Summary (French)DOCX 258.40 KB
PDF 414.30 KB
Hanoi Vietnam March 26, 2013 Meeting with government representatives
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Participant listDOCX 253.33 KB
PDF 241.59 KB
SummaryDOCX 251.67 KB
PDF 189.98 KB
Istanbul Turkey March 26, 2013 Multi-stakeholder meeting
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Participant listDOCX 256.74 KB
PDF 217.83 KB
SummaryDOCX 239.49 KB
PDF 229.55 KB
Rabat Morocco March 25, 2013 Meeting with government representatives
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Participant listDOCX 233.12 KB
PDF 234.87 KB
Summary (French)DOCX 256.88 KB
PDF 436.12 KB
Ankara Turkey March 25, 2013 Meeting with government representatives
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Participant listDOCX 256.48 KB
PDF 218.19 KB
SummaryDOCX 237.53 KB
PDF 228.25 KB
Hanoi Vietnam March 25, 2013 Multi-stakeholder meeting
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Participant listDOCX 253.40 KB
PDF 241.86 KB
SummaryDOCX 237.53 KB
PDF 187.50 KB
Jakarta Indonesia March 22, 2013 Meeting with civil society follow up
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Participant listDOCX 231.52 KB
PDF 183.95 KB
Jakarta Indonesia March 22, 2013 Meeting with private sector
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SummaryDOCX 236.06 KB
PDF 262.58 KB
Chisinau/Bucharest Moldova, Romania March 22, 2013 Multi-stakeholder meeting (via video conference)
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Participant listDOCX 253.53 KB
PDF 207.73 KB
SummaryDOCX 255.13 KB
PDF 319.17 KB
Jakarta Indonesia March 22, 2013 Meeting with development partners
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Cairo Egypt, Arab Republic of March 21, 2013 Multi-stakeholder meeting
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Participant listDOCX 229.18 KB
PDF 183.51 KB
SummaryDOCX 249.17 KB
PDF 222.10 KB
Jakarta Indonesia March 21, 2013 Meeting with civil society
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Participant listDOCX 237.38 KB
PDF 191.65 KB
Chisinau/Bucharest Moldova, Romania March 21, 2013 Meeting with government representatives (via video conference)
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Participant listDOCX 260.31 KB
PDF 225.70 KB
SummaryDOCX 260.02 KB
PDF 314.45 KB
Jakarta Indonesia March 21, 2013 Meeting with implementing agencies
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Participant listDOCX 237.15 KB
PDF 247.03 KB
SummaryDOCX 235.96 KB
PDF 244.68 KB
Tbilisi Georgia March 20, 2013 Meeting with government representatives
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Participant listDOCX 247.33 KB
PDF 230.35 KB
SummaryDOCX 239.88 KB
PDF 189.55 KB
Tbilisi Georgia March 20, 2013 Multi-stakeholder meeting
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Participant listDOCX 255.52 KB
PDF 231.26 KB
SummaryDOCX 242.00 KB
PDF 188.65 KB
Cairo Egypt, Arab Republic of March 20, 2013 Meeting with government representatives
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Participant listDOCX 233.06 KB
PDF 188.72 KB
SummaryDOCX 244.79 KB
PDF 210.76 KB
Manila Philippines March 19, 2013 Multi-stakeholder meeting
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Participant listDOCX 262.02 KB
PDF 262.33 KB
SummaryDOCX 271.52 KB
PDF 391.25 KB
Moscow Russian Federation March 18, 2013 Meeting with government representatives
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Participant listDOCX 236.63 KB
PDF 232.21 KB
SummaryDOCX 255.80 KB
PDF 196.10 KB
Moscow Russian Federation March 18, 2013 Multi-stakeholder meeting
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Participant listDOCX 235.09 KB
PDF 231.01 KB
SummaryDOCX 263.78 KB
PDF 218.93 KB
Manila Philippines March 18, 2013 Meeting with development partners
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Beijing China March 14, 2013 Meeting with non-governmental organizations
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Participant listDOCX 254.08 KB
PDF 231.85 KB
SummaryDOCX 254.27 KB
PDF 197.14 KB
Beijing China March 14, 2013 Meeting with Environmental Impact Assessment agencies and consultants
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Participant listDOCX 232.03 KB
PDF 243.83 KB
SummaryDOCX 256.12 KB
PDF 201.43 KB
Buenos Aires Argentina March 13, 2013 Meeting with government representatives
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Participant list (S)DOCX 240.80 KB
PDF 183.84 KB
SummaryDOC 73.50 KB
PDF 117.74 KB
Beijing China March 13, 2013 Meeting with government representatives and project management offices
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Participant listDOCX 233.79 KB
PDF 347.69 KB
SummaryDOCX 257.41 KB
PDF 207.55 KB
Beijing China March 13, 2013 Meeting with government representatives
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Participant listDOCX 233.21 KB
PDF 335.22 KB
SummaryDOCX 255.15 KB
PDF 201.72 KB
Bangkok Thailand March 12, 2013 Asian Regional Civil Society Meeting: Third Party Sponsored
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Participant listDOCX 236.30 KB
PDF 190.34 KB
AgendaPDF 270.05 KB
Buenos Aires Argentina March 12, 2013 Multi-stakeholder meeting
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Participant list (S)DOCX 242.23 KB
PDF 301.12 KB
SummaryDOC 55.08 KB
PDF 131.57 KB
London United Kingdom March 07, 2013 Multi-stakeholder meeting
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Participant listDOCX 233.82 KB
PDF 227.35 KB
SummaryDOCX 258.04 KB
PDF 372.57 KB
London United Kingdom March 07, 2013 Information-sharing meeting with private sector
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Brussels Belgium March 05, 2013 Meeting with the European Commission Sustainable Impact Assessment Committee
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Brussels Belgium March 05, 2013 Multi-stakeholder meeting
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Participant listDOCX 256.85 KB
PDF 269.33 KB
SummaryDOCX 267.41 KB
PDF 388.47 KB
Bern Switzerland March 04, 2013 Meeting with government representatives
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Participant listDOCX 237.68 KB
PDF 155.99 KB
SummaryDOCX 261.75 KB
PDF 176.26 KB
Johannesburg South Africa February 19, 2013 Multi-stakeholder meeting
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Participant listDOCX 229.60 KB
PDF 294.35 KB
SummaryDOCX 238.33 KB
PDF 237.46 KB
Pretoria South Africa February 18, 2013 Meeting with government representatives
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SummaryDOCX 237.71 KB
PDF 240.80 KB
Lima Peru February 14, 2013 Multi-stakeholder meeting
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Participant list (S)DOCX 250.96 KB
PDF 251.96 KB
SummaryDOC 67.05 KB
PDF 159.97 KB
Lima Peru February 13, 2013 Meeting with government representatives
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Participant list (S)DOCX 242.00 KB
PDF 227.75 KB
SummaryDOC 55.53 KB
PDF 124.42 KB
Dakar Senegal February 01, 2013 Multi-stakeholder meeting
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AgendaDOCX 225.29 KB
PDF 212.44 KB
Participant listDOCX 259.02 KB
PDF 251.85 KB
SummaryDOC 442.50 KB
PDF 442.30 KB
Stockholm Sweden January 31, 2013 Multi-stakeholder meeting
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Participant listDOCX 235.65 KB
PDF 225.97 KB
SummaryDOCX 627.16 KB
PDF 369.69 KB
Dakar Senegal January 31, 2013 Meeting with government representatives
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Tokyo Japan January 29, 2013 Multi-stakeholder meeting
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AgendaDOCX 241.21 KB
PDF 191.28 KB
Participant listDOCX 242.44 KB
PDF 267.90 KB
Input from Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and SocietyDOCX 25.78 KB
PDF 161.38 KB
SummaryDOCX 260.66 KB
PDF 331.00 KB
Tokyo Japan January 28, 2013 Meeting with government representatives
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Ottawa Canada January 22, 2013 Multi-stakeholder meeting
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Participant listDOCX 245.49 KB
PDF 253.18 KB
SummaryDOCX 256.47 KB
PDF 250.50 KB
Ottawa Canada January 22, 2013 Meeting with private sector representatives
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Participant listDOCX 248.03 KB
PDF 238.73 KB
SummaryDOCX 246.93 KB
PDF 147.06 KB
The Hague Netherlands December 06, 2012 Multi-stakeholder meeting
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AgendaDOCX 295.81 KB
PDF 275.45 KB
Participant listDOCX 239.98 KB
PDF 211.86 KB
SummaryDOCX 1.00 MB
PDF 447.94 KB
Oslo Norway December 04, 2012 Multi-stakeholder meeting
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AgendaDOCX 22.53 KB
PDF 352.09 KB
Participant listDOCX 241.16 KB
PDF 220.38 KB
SummaryDOCX 255.36 KB
PDF 217.98 KB
Paris France December 03, 2012 Meeting with government representatives
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Participant listDOCX 236.80 KB
PDF 222.84 KB
SummaryDOCX 245.17 KB
PDF 451.05 KB
Paris France December 03, 2012 Multi-stakeholder meeting
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Participant listDOCX 236.53 KB
PDF 221.35 KB
SummaryDOCX 253.66 KB
PDF 301.30 KB
Paris France December 03, 2012 Meeting with private sector representatives, MEDEF International
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Participant listDOCX 236.23 KB
PDF 240.75 KB
SummaryDOCX 245.57 KB
PDF 195.87 KB
Washington, DC United States November 15, 2012 Public Multi-stakeholder meeting
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AgendaDOCX 6.13 KB
PDF 344.03 KB
Invited stakeholdersDOCX 503.99 KB
PDF 281.26 KB
Participant listDOCX 502.84 KB
PDF 229.69 KB
TranscriptDOCX 56.79 KB
PDF 380.77 KB
SummaryDOCX 278.01 KB
PDF 279.17 KB
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DIALOGUE
[See Terms of Reference DOCX | PDF]

City Country Date Meeting Details

Kathmandu Nepal March 20, 2014 to March 21, 2014 National Indigenous Peoples Dialogue
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Participant listDOCX 242.70 KB
PDF 269.12 KB
SummaryDOCX 275.98 KB
PDF 644.09 KB
Guna Yala Panama January 30, 2014 to January 31, 2014 Regional Indigenous Peoples Dialogue (Mesoamerica and South America)
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AgendaDOCX 362.74 KB
PDF 536.13 KB
Information NoteDOCX 39.36 KB
PDF 418.37 KB
Participant listDOCX 241.59 KB
PDF 255.91 KB
SummaryDOCX 236.39 KB
PDF 246.53 KB
Cape Town South Africa December 04, 2013 to December 06, 2013 Regional Indigenous Peoples Dialogue (Sub-Saharan Africa)
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Participant listDOCX 241.06 KB
PDF 248.32 KB
SummaryDOCX 270.29 KB
PDF 440.65 KB
Washington, DC United States November 25, 2013 to November 27, 2013 Dialogue Meeting with Abya Yala Indigenous Network Technical Committee
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Agenda (SPANISH)PDF 539.78 KB
Participant listDOCX 238.54 KB
PDF 220.88 KB
SummaryDOCX 238.61 KB
PDF 296.62 KB
Beijing China November 12, 2013 to November 13, 2013 National Indigenous Peoples Dialogue
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Participant listDOCX 236.30 KB
PDF 236.70 KB
SummaryDOCX 264.89 KB
PDF 457.67 KB
Manila Philippines November 06, 2013 to November 07, 2013 Regional Indigenous Peoples Dialogue (South East Asia)
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SummaryDOCX 288.39 KB
PDF 603.99 KB
Manila Philippines November 05, 2013 National Indigenous Peoples Dialogue
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Participant listDOCX 239.37 KB
PDF 229.63 KB
SummaryDOCX 265.71 KB
PDF 526.77 KB
Moscow Russian Federation October 03, 2013 to October 04, 2013 National Indigenous Peoples Dialogue
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AgendaDOCX 240.87 KB
PDF 497.58 KB
Participant listDOCX 29.41 KB
PDF 145.45 KB
SummaryDOCX 247.49 KB
PDF 528.84 KB
Dialogue and Engagement ProcessPDF 560.26 KB
Role of World Bank in Socio-Economic DevelopmentPDF 970.70 KB
New York City United States May 26, 2013 to May 27, 2013 Latin America Dialogue: Pre-consultation meeting on the Engagement and Dialogue with Indigenous Peoples - Technical Committee
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Action Plan (SPANISH)DOCX 46.77 KB
PDF 394.26 KB
Participant listDOCX 239.29 KB
PDF 229.03 KB
SummaryDOCX 235.92 KB
PDF 373.50 KB
New York City United States May 23, 2013 Africa Dialogue: Pre-consultation meeting on the Engagement and Dialogue with Indigenous Peoples
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Lima Peru May 16, 2013 to May 17, 2013 Pre-consultation meeting on the Engagement and Dialogue with Indigenous Peoples
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Agenda (SPANISH)PDF 382.53 KB
Declaration of Indigenous Peoples (SPANISH)DOCX 20.90 KB
PDF 367.47 KB
Bangkok Thailand May 02, 2013 Pre-consultation meeting on the Engagement and Dialogue with Indigenous Peoples (Delegations from Nepal, Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Vietnam)
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San Jose Costa Rica April 16, 2013 Pre-consultation meeting on the Engagement and Dialogue with Indigenous Peoples
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Guatemala City Guatemala April 10, 2013 Pre-consultation meeting on the Engagement and Dialogue with Indigenous Peoples
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Agenda (SPANISH)DOCX 239.02 KB
PDF 365.34 KB
Participant listDOCX 241.39 KB
PDF 248.04 KB
SummaryDOCX 236.75 KB
PDF 312.68 KB
Moscow Russian Federation April 02, 2013 Pre-consultation meeting on the Engagement and Dialogue with Indigenous Peoples
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Manila Philippines March 22, 2013 Pre-consultation meeting on the Engagement and Dialogue with Indigenous Peoples
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Participant listDOCX 244.61 KB
PDF 319.41 KB
SummaryDOCX 297.04 KB
PDF 196.06 KB
FOCUS GROUPS WITH EXPERTS
[See Terms of Reference DOC | PDF]

City Country Date Meeting Details

Washington, DC United States May 16, 2013 Expert Focus Group on Gender (online focus group)
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PresentationPDF 463.21 KB
Participant listDOCX 240.61 KB
PDF 190.05 KB
SummaryDOCX 244.79 KB
PDF 248.22 KB
New York City United States April 15, 2013 Expert Focus Group on Human Rights
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PresentationPDF 286.88 KB
Participant listDOCX 241.63 KB
PDF 190.96 KB
SummaryDOC 467.50 KB
PDF 490.44 KB
Mexico City Mexico April 09, 2013 Expert Focus Group on Climate Change
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PresentationPDF 1.15 MB
Participant listDOCX 245.19 KB
PDF 225.10 KB
SummaryDOCX 263.03 KB
PDF 176.73 KB
Washington, DC United States April 04, 2013 Expert Focus Group on Disability
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Participant listDOCX 250.34 KB
PDF 516.04 KB
SummaryDOCX 255.16 KB
PDF 155.16 KB
Jakarta Indonesia March 23, 2013 Expert Focus Group on Labor and Occupational Health and Safety
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Participant listDOCX 245.29 KB
PDF 437.11 KB
SummaryDOCX 255.45 KB
PDF 156.79 KB
Manila Philippines March 21, 2013 Expert Focus Group on Free, Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous Peoples
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Participant listDOCX 244.80 KB
PDF 522.00 KB
SummaryDOCX 259.70 KB
PDF 168.80 KB
Johannesburg South Africa February 20, 2013 Expert Focus Group on Land Tenure and Natural Resources
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PresentationPDF 1.14 MB
Participant listDOCX 245.38 KB
PDF 413.80 KB
SummaryDOCX 253.25 KB
PDF 177.04 KB
SUBMISSIONS
Title: Date Contributor
Recommendations from the Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and Society (JACSES) (Jun 2014)
Proposal of a Policy on Gender and SOGIE Safeguard (May 2014)
Safeguard Model Policy on Climate Change (May 2014)
Development for Whom? - from Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) (May 2014)
Indonesian Trade Unions on Labor (Apr 2014)
Human Rights Watch: Abuse-Free Development (Jul 2013)
Disability and Safeguards: A Case Study from the Philippines (Life Haven) (Jul 2013)
Reforming the World Bank’s Safeguards - A Comparative Legal Analysis, by Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany (Jul 2013)
Case study submitted by the Lebanese Physical Handicapped Union (May 2013)
Input to Safeguard policies Review from Global Witness (May 2013)
Input from the Indian Law Resource Center (May 2013)
Lessons from Panel Cases: Inspection Panel Perspectives (May 2013)
Input from The Child Labor Coalition (Apr 2013)
Input from Greenpeace International (Apr 2013)
Input from Mekong Watch (Apr 2013)
Recommendations for the Review of the Policy on Involuntary Resettlement (Apr 2013)
Input from the Pacific Invasives Partnership (PIP) (Apr 2013)
Input from the Sustainable Development and Strategies Group (Apr 2013)
Input from Disabled People's International (India) (Apr 2013)
Submission on World Bank’s Safeguard Policies Review and Update with Regard to Forests (Apr 2013)
Input on Disability of the African Youth with Disability Network (Apr 2013)
Input from the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) (Apr 2013)
Input from BirdLife International (Apr 2013)
Input on tenure of land, housing and natural resources from Oxfam and Inclusive Development International (Apr 2013)
Input from Natural Justice (Apr 2013)
Input from American University's Program on International and Comparative Environmental Law (Apr 2013)
Input from the World Resources Institute on climate change and safeguards (Apr 2013)
Presentation on "Lessons from Cambodia and Papua New Guinea for the World Bank Safeguards Review" from Inclusive Development International (Apr 2013)
Input from Egyptian CSOs, NGOs, and Trade Unions on the Safeguards Review and Update
pdf(English)
pdf(عربي)
(Apr 2013)
Input from the World Resources Institute on a safeguard policy architecture (Apr 2013)
Striking the Balance (World Resources Institute) (Apr 2013)
Submission from the Bank Information Center for a policy on environment and social assessment and management (Apr 2013)
Input from Indonesian Civil Society on gender (Apr 2013)
Submission from the Bank Information Center and Global Witness addressing the scope of the safeguards review (Apr 2013)
Input from Amnesty International (Apr 2013)
Reforming the Involuntary Resettlement Policy (Apr 2013)
Input on Implementation Challenges from Forest Peoples Program, Urgewald and Bank Information Center (Apr 2013)
Input from Lumos on the rights of institutionalised children (Apr 2013)
Input from International Rivers (24 endorsing organizations) (Apr 2013)
Input from the Social Justice Committee of Montreal (Apr 2013)
Submission from the Bank Information Center on the architecture of safeguard policies (Apr 2013)
CSO Input on World Bank Forests and Natural Habitats Safeguards (Apr 2013)
Input on Gender from the Global Gender IFI Watcher Network (Apr 2013)
Case study on the Impact of Involuntary Resettlement on Children (Apr 2013)
Input from the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) (Apr 2013)
Input from Oxfam (Apr 2013)
Case study from the Bank Information Center and the Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan "Ezgulik" on the need for Child Impact Assessments (Apr 2013)
Input from Keeping Children Safe (Apr 2013)
Designing a climate sensitive safeguard policy framework (Input from Sierra Club) (Mar 2013)
Adequate Housing as Right to Adequate Standard of Living: recommendations from the U.N. Special Rapporteur (Mar 2013)
Additional Input from Consejo Plurinacional Indigena
doc(Español)
pdf(Español)
(Mar 2013)
Input from Latin American Civil Society Organizations to the Safeguards Review (Feb 2013)
Input from Building And Woodworkers International (Dec 2012)
Initial Comments by CSOs (Dec 2012)
Overview of CSO Concerns (Nov 2012)
Gender Action Inputs (Nov 2012)
Response of Indonesian CSOs (Oct 2012)
Input on Protection of the Needs of Children (Jan 2012)
Details
Consultation Phase:
Ongoing
  • Pre-Consultation Period:
    July 31, 2014
  • Consultation Period:
    September 01, 2014 to March 01, 2015
First Draft Framework for Consultation (DOCX 307.63 KB | PDF 1.32 MB)
Proposed ESS1 – Annex 1. Environmental and Social Assessment (DOCX 58.17 KB | PDF 512.94 KB)
Proposed ESS1 – Annex 2. Environmental and Social Commitment Plan (DOCX 81.01 KB | PDF 581.52 KB)
Information Note 1: Environmental and Social Risk Classification (DOCX 65.53 KB | PDF 477.37 KB)
Information Note 2: Use and Strengthening of Borrower's Environmental and Social Framework (DOCX 66.27 KB | PDF 486.14 KB)

The Board has authorized the release of a proposal document for consultation purposes to seek feedback on its content. It has not endorsed the content of the draft, and the Committee on Development Effectiveness and the Board will consider the proposed document following such consultations. A consultation plan can be accessed here. During the now ongoing pre-consultation phase, you are invited to ask clarifying questions about the proposed framework by emailing the review team and to check our Questions & Answers on the proposed framework.

MEETINGS

City Country Date Meeting Details

Rabat Morocco February 06, 2015 Consultation with civil society
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Rabat Morocco February 05, 2015 Consultation with government officials
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Lima Peru February 05, 2015 Consultation with government officials
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Lima Peru February 04, 2015 Multi-stakeholder consultation
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Tunis Tunisia February 03, 2015 Consultation with civil society
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Canberra, Melbourne Australia February 03, 2015 to February 04, 2015 Stakeholder Consultation
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Cusco Peru February 02, 2015 Multi-stakeholder consultation
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Tunis Tunisia February 02, 2015 Consultation with government officials from Tunisia and Djibouti
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Cusco Peru February 02, 2015 Consultation with government officials
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Managua Nicaragua January 21, 2015 to January 23, 2015 Multi-stakeholder consultation
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London United Kingdom January 20, 2015 Consultation with government officials
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London United Kingdom January 20, 2015 Consultation with civil society
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Bridgetown Barbados January 15, 2015 Regional Caribbean multi-stakeholder meeting
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Bridgetown Barbados January 14, 2015 Regional Caribbean meeting with government officials
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Ottawa Canada January 08, 2015 Consultation with government officials
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Ottawa Canada January 08, 2015 Consultation with private sector
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Ottawa Canada January 07, 2015 Consultation with civil society
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Brasília Brazil December 16, 2014 Consultation with civil society
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Brasília Brazil December 15, 2014 Consultation with private sector
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Jakarta Indonesia December 15, 2014 to December 16, 2014 Stakeholder Consultation
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Tokyo Japan December 11, 2014 to December 12, 2014 Stakeholder Consultation
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Beijing China December 09, 2014 Stakeholder Consultation
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Participant listDOCX 256.05 KB
PDF 427.75 KB
Beijing China December 08, 2014 Safeguards Consultation
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AgendaDOCX 254.73 KB
PDF 431.38 KB
Vienna Austria December 05, 2014 Stakeholder Consultation
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Participant listDOCX 254.37 KB
PDF 424.18 KB
Patna India December 05, 2014 Consultation with civil society
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Bern Switzerland December 03, 2014 Safeguards Consultation
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Participant listDOCX 254.31 KB
PDF 105.58 KB
Bern Switzerland December 03, 2014 Stakeholder Consultation
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Participant listDOCX 255.02 KB
PDF 108.91 KB
New Delhi India December 02, 2014 Consultation with civil society
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Paris France December 02, 2014 Stakeholder Consultation
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Participant listDOCX 254.99 KB
PDF 427.08 KB
New Delhi India December 01, 2014 Consultation with government officials
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Kathmandu Nepal November 28, 2014 Consultation with government officials
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Kathmandu Nepal November 28, 2014 Multi-stakeholder consultation
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Asunción Paraguay November 25, 2014 Consultation with civil society
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Dhaka Bangladesh November 24, 2014 to November 25, 2014 Stakeholder Consultation
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Asunción Paraguay November 24, 2014 Consultation with government officials
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Johannesburg South Africa November 23, 2014 Consultation meeting at the 2014 CIVICUS International Civil Society Week (Attendance requires registration at the CIVICUS International Civil Society Week. Registration is now closed.)
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Brasília Brazil November 21, 2014 Consultation with government officials
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Participant listDOCX 259.64 KB
PDF 522.19 KB
Dakar Senegal November 18, 2014 Consultation with NGOs/CSOs from Senegal
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Participant listDOCX 260.15 KB
PDF 449.00 KB
Dakar Senegal November 17, 2014 Consultation with government officials from Senegal
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Participant listDOCX 256.94 KB
PDF 427.77 KB
Berlin Germany November 13, 2014 Safeguard Consultation
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Participant listDOCX 258.25 KB
PDF 461.24 KB
Berlin Germany November 13, 2014 Multi-stakeholder consultation on land issues
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Participant listDOCX 258.25 KB
PDF 461.24 KB
Oslo Norway November 12, 2014 Safeguards consultation with government
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Participant listDOCX 256.28 KB
PDF 437.26 KB
Oslo Norway November 12, 2014 Multi-stakeholder consultation
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Participant listDOCX 260.18 KB
PDF 459.90 KB
Berlin Germany November 12, 2014 Multi-stakeholder consultation
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Participant listDOCX 260.22 KB
PDF 475.97 KB
Yaoundé Cameroon November 11, 2014 Consultation with NGOs/CSOs from Cameroon - POSTPONED (until January 2015)
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Brussels Belgium November 10, 2014 Consultation with NGOs/CSOs from Belgium and the Netherlands
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Yaoundé Cameroon November 10, 2014 Consultation with government officials from Cameroon - POSTPONED (until January 2015)
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Brussels Belgium November 10, 2014 Consultation with government officials from Belgium and the Netherlands
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Addis Ababa Ethiopia November 07, 2014 Consultation with NGOs/CSOs from Ethiopia
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Addis Ababa Ethiopia November 06, 2014 Consultation with government officials from Ethiopia
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Bishkek Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan November 04, 2014 Consultation with government officials
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Dar es Salaam Tanzania November 04, 2014 Consultation with NGOs/CSOs from Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda
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Bishkek Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan November 03, 2014 Consultation with civil society
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Dar es Salaam Tanzania November 03, 2014 Consultation with government officials from Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda
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Beirut Lebanon November 03, 2014 Consultation with civil society
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Istanbul Turkey October 31, 2014 Consultation with civil society
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Participant listDOCX 237.77 KB
PDF 280.12 KB
Beirut Lebanon October 30, 2014 Consultation with government officials
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Ankara Turkey October 30, 2014 Consultation with government officials
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Participant listDOCX 271.18 KB
PDF 293.69 KB
Hanoi Vietnam October 28, 2014 Consultation with government officials
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Cairo Egypt, Arab Republic of October 28, 2014 Consultation with civil society
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Hanoi Vietnam October 27, 2014 Consultation with civil society
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Zagreb Croatia October 27, 2014 Multi-stakeholder consultation
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Cairo Egypt, Arab Republic of October 27, 2014 Consultation with government officials
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Manila Philippines October 23, 2014 Consultation with civil society
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Manila Philippines October 22, 2014 Consultation with government officials
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Washington, DC United States October 11, 2014 Multi-stakeholder consultation at the Civil Society Forum of the Annual Meetings
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AgendaDOCX 231.53 KB
PDF 524.48 KB
PresentationPDF 1.09 MB
Participant listDOCX 260.44 KB
PDF 514.93 KB
TranscriptDOCX 934.04 KB
PDF 590.90 KB
Tbilisi Georgia September 26, 2014 Consultation with government officials
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Participant listDOCX 255.94 KB
PDF 246.10 KB
SummaryDOCX 257.94 KB
PDF 501.16 KB
Tbilisi Georgia September 25, 2014 Multi-stakeholder consultation
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Participant listDOCX 255.38 KB
PDF 245.13 KB
SummaryDOCX 259.91 KB
PDF 516.19 KB
New York City United States September 24, 2014 Meeting with Indigenous Peoples Leaders
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Geneva Switzerland September 17, 2014 to September 18, 2014 Meeting with International Organizations
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Khartoum Sudan September 03, 2014 Consultation at the 2014 African Caucus
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CONSULTATIONS WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

City Country Date Meeting Details

Villavicencio Colombia January 29, 2015 Indigenous Peoples Regional Dialogue
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Kathmandu Nepal November 28, 2014 Consultation with Indigenous Peoples
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Dhaka Bangladesh November 25, 2014 Consultation with Indigenous Peoples
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Johannesburg South Africa November 21, 2014 Consultation with Indigenous Peoples
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Manila Philippines October 28, 2014 Consultation with Indigenous Peoples
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Hanoi Vietnam October 28, 2014 Consultation with ethnic minorities
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EXPERT FOCUS GROUPS

City Country Date Meeting Details

Washington, DC United States January 26, 2015 Expert Focus Group on Vulnerable Groups
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London United Kingdom January 21, 2015 Expert Focus Group on Labor
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Washington, DC United States October 22, 2014 Expert Focus Group on Biodiversity with Washington-based biodiversity experts
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AgendaDOCX 28.64 KB
PDF 184.45 KB
Participant listDOCX 253.14 KB
PDF 408.58 KB
SUBMISSIONS
Title: Date Contributor
Re-submission of a Climate Change Safeguard Model Policy (Dec 2014)
  • Nezir Sinani (on behalf of 111 signatory organizations)
Comments of Special Procedures mandate holders of the U.N. Human Rights Council (Dec 2014)
Comments from the Society for Threatened Peoples (Switzerland) on proposed Environmental and Social Standard 7 (ESS7): Indigenous Peoples (Dec 2014)
  • Christoph Wiedmer
UK Export Finance
pdf(english)
(Dec 2014)
Statement from Tanzanian Indigenous Peoples organizations on the proposed Environmental and Social Framework (27 endorsing organizations) (Dec 2014)
Statement from the German Institute for Ecology and Action Anthropology (INFOE) on proposed Environmental and Social Standard 7 (ESS7): Indigenous Peoples (Dec 2014)
Comments from Sustainable Development Strategies Group (Dec 2014)
Institute for Archaeologists (IfA)
pdf(English)
(Nov 2014)
  • Mr Tim Howard
Letter from Public Services International (PSI) on labor safeguards in the public health sector (Nov 2014)
Letter from Bank on Human Rights and signatories regarding the safeguards consultation process (Nov 2014)
Letter on Child Rights and Safeguards from Bank Information Center (with 55 endorsing organizations) (Nov 2014)
Comments from the Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development (DCDD) (Nov 2014)
Submission from Plan Norway on World Bank Safeguards (with attachment on disability inclusion in ESS1 and ESS10) (Nov 2014)
Submission from Bank Information Center (Nov 2014)
Comments from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on the proposed Standard on Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management of Living Natural Resources (ESS6) (Nov 2014)
Comments by Humane Society International (Nov 2014)
Comments from the Biodiversity Consultancy (Nov 2014)
Joint Nordic CSO Input on World Bank Safeguards (16 endorsing organizations) (Nov 2014)
Comments from the Ministry of Labor in Tajikistan
docx(Pусский)
(Nov 2014)
Feedback from the Dutch labor union organization FNV (endorsement of ITUC statement) (Oct 2014)
Civil Society Statement on World Bank Safeguards (360 endorsing organizations) (Oct 2014)
Statement by Global Unions on a Labor Safeguard (Sep 2014)
Comments and recommendations from the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) (Sep 2014)
Initial comments and recommendations from the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP), and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) (Sep 2014)
Letter from International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) (Aug 2014)
Comments from Sierra Club and Bank Information Center (BIC) (Jul 2014)
  • Steven Herz
Details
Consultation Phase:
Planned

Consultation with external stakeholders on the second draft of the framework.

Coming in Phase 3 of the review.

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