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Review and Update of the World Bank Safeguard Policies

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Drafting the Framework

The consultation period of Phase 1 of the two-year process to review and update the World Bank's environmental and social safeguard policies ended on April 30, 2013. The second phase of the Review and Update of the World Bank Safeguard Policies began on May 1st. In this phase, the World Bank review team is carefully analyzing the feedback received and working on an integrated safeguard policies framework to be presented to the Board of Executive Directors on July 30, 2014.

A second round of consultations on a draft proposal for a policy framework, dates to be confirmed and subject to approval, will be conducted after the Board meeting.

On April 12, 2014 a public update on the review was held in Washington, DC. The update focused on a proposed outline of environmental and social policies and standards. A video recording of the meeting is available here.

A summary report of input received during consultations is available here. Input has been shared through expert focus groups, online submissions, and face-to-face meetings in over 30 countries. On July 23, 2013 the team presented a status report at a technical briefing of the Board of Executive Directors and shared a snapshot of the feedback from consultation and evolving ideas concerning the development of a proposed integrated framework. On October 12, another status report was shared with interested stakeholders and broadcast live.

Feedback from a sample of Project-Affected Communities was gathered in 2013, and a summary of their views is available here. A global dialogue with Indigenous Peoples was concluded in March 2014, and a summary of input received is available here.

The three-phase approach to the review, as described in The World Bank’s Safeguard Policies Proposed Review and Update, was endorsed by the Committee on Development Effectiveness of the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors on October 10, 2012.

Details
Consultation Phase:
Closed
July 02, 2012 to April 30, 2013
  • Consultation Period:
    October 01, 2012 to April 30, 2013
  • Phase 1 Review: Closed
Consultation Process and Plan (DOCX 269.62 KB | PDF 492.76 KB)
Approach Paper (DOCX 131.02 KB | PDF 421.88 KB)

Consultation with external stakeholders on the Approach Paper, schedule and information details. Online, face-to-face, expert focus groups on emerging areas, and pre-consultation and planning meetings with Indigenous Peoples.

 

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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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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Participants and 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Jakarta Indonesia March 22, 2013 Meeting with development partners
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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 21, 2013 Meeting with civil society
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Participant listDOCX 237.38 KB
PDF 191.65 KB
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 implementing agencies
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Participant listDOCX 237.15 KB
PDF 247.03 KB
SummaryDOCX 235.96 KB
PDF 244.68 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
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
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
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
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
Manila Philippines March 18, 2013 Meeting with development partners
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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
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
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
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
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
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
London United Kingdom March 07, 2013 Information-sharing meeting with private sector
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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
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 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
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
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)
Documents
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)
Documents
PresentationPDF 463.21 KB
Participant listDOCX 240.61 KB
PDF 190.05 KB
SummaryDOCX 244.79 KB
PDF 248.22 KB
New York United States April 15, 2013 Expert Focus Group on Human Rights
Documents
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
Documents
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
Documents
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
Details
Consultation Phase:
Planned
  • Consultation Period Dates:
    (TBC)

In Phase 2 of the review, the World Bank team is analyzing the feedback received and working on a first draft of a proposal for a policy framework to be presented to the Board of Executive Directors in late July 2014. A second round of consultations, dates to be confirmed, will be conducted after the Board meeting. The following feedback summaries are available: Feedback Summary, Phase 1Feedback Summary: Project-Affected Communities, and Feedback Summary: Dialogue with Indigenous Peoples.

Details
Consultation Phase:
Planned

Consultation with external stakeholders on the second draft of the framework, schedule and details. Online and targeted face-to-face meetings.

Coming in Phase 3 of the review.

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