Review and Update of the World Bank Safeguard Policies

World Bank Board Approves New Environmental and Social Framework

On August 4, 2016, the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a new Environmental and Social Framework that expands protections for people and the environment in Bank-financed investment projects. The safeguards review included the most extensive consultation ever conducted by the World Bank. It concludes nearly four years of analysis and engagement around the world with governments, development experts, and civil society groups, reaching nearly 8,000 stakeholders in 63 countries. The framework is part of a far-reaching effort by the World Bank Group to improve development outcomes and streamline its work.

Overview

Economic development depends in part upon providing infrastructure and facilities that improve people’s lives and expand economic opportunities. This development can be from a road that allows a farmer to get goods to market, access to electricity so hospitals can refrigerate medicines and children can do their homework at night, providing clean water to reduce the incidence of easily preventable water-borne diseases that kill an estimated 1,400 children every day, or access to local facilities such as schools, clinics or community centers.

Governments in developing countries often turn to the World Bank to help finance infrastructure and service facilities. We fund these projects because we know they can help to reduce poverty and improve living conditions, which is central to achieving the World Bank's goals of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity.

A cornerstone of our work on investment projects is helping to ensure strong protections for people and for the environment. We help do this through policies – often called “safeguards” – that serve to identify, avoid, and minimize harms to people and the environment. These policies require borrowing governments to address certain environmental and social risks in order to receive Bank support for investment projects.

Examples of these requirements include conducting an environmental and social impact assessment, consulting with affected communities about potential project impacts, and restoring the livelihoods of displaced people. World Bank safeguards are widely regarded as an effective way to ensure that environmental and social concerns and community voices are represented in the design and implementation of our projects. 

Review and Update of the World Bank's Safeguard Policies

The world has changed since the first of our existing safeguards was developed more than 20 years ago. On August 4, 2016, the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a new Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) to help protect people and the environment in the investment projects it finances. This effort is one of several key initiatives, including procurement reform, and the climate and gender strategies, recently undertaken by the Bank to improve development outcomes.

The ESF responds to new and varied development demands and challenges that have arisen over time. The experience and capacity of many borrowers has improved and our requirements have been updated to reflect the realities of today.

This framework will boost protections for people and the environment and drive sustainable development through capacity- and institution-building and country ownership. It will also enhance efficiency for both the Borrower and the Bank.

The framework brings the World Bank’s environmental and social protections into closer harmony with those of other development institutions, and makes important advances in areas such as transparency, non-discrimination, social inclusion, public participation, and accountability – including expanded roles for grievance redress mechanisms. The framework helps to ensure social inclusion, and explicitly references human rights in the overarching vision statement.

In order to support the new framework – and meet additional oversight demands – the World Bank is on a trajectory to substantially increase in funding for the safeguards.

Strengthening national systems in borrowing countries is recognized as a central development goal by the World Bank and most of its shareholders. In line with this goal, the framework places greater emphasis on the use of borrower frameworks and capacity building, with the aim of constructing sustainable borrower institutions and increasing efficiency.

The expanded protections in the framework, which is precedent-setting for the World Bank, include comprehensive labor and working condition protections and community health and safety measures that address road safety, emergency response and disaster mitigation. It also includes a responsibility to include stakeholder engagement throughout the project cycle, and a non-discrimination principle augmented by a new mandatory World Bank Directive that lists examples of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups and explicitly requires staff to assist borrower to consider, mitigate, and manage related issues.

Phase 1
Approach Paper: July 2012-July 2014
Consultation Phase
Closed
07/02/2012 - 07/30/2014

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)

Completed Meetings

Date Title Location

World Bank Review Team: Update on the Safeguards Review (with link to video recording)

Documents
Washington, DC, United States

National Indigenous Peoples Dialogue

Kathmandu, Nepal

Regional Indigenous Peoples Dialogue (Mesoamerica and South America)

Guna Yala, Panama

Regional Indigenous Peoples Dialogue (Sub-Saharan Africa)

Cape Town, South Africa

Dialogue Meeting with Abya Yala Indigenous Network Technical Committee

Washington, DC, United States

National Indigenous Peoples Dialogue

Beijing, China

Regional Indigenous Peoples Dialogue (South East Asia)

Documents
Manila, Philippines

National Indigenous Peoples Dialogue

Manila, Philippines

Meeting with Delegation of Children, Bank Information Center, and Members of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child

Documents
Washington, DC, United States

World Bank Review Team: Update on the Safeguards Review (with link to video recording)

Documents
Washington, DC, United States

National Indigenous Peoples Dialogue

Moscow, Russian Federation

Latin America Dialogue: Pre-consultation meeting on the Engagement and Dialogue with Indigenous Peoples - Technical Committee

New York City, United States

Africa Dialogue: Pre-consultation meeting on the Engagement and Dialogue with Indigenous Peoples

New York City, United States

Pre-consultation meeting on the Engagement and Dialogue with Indigenous Peoples

Documents
Lima, Peru

Meeting with Participants of the Annual Conference of the IAIA

Calgary, Canada

Expert Focus Group on Gender (online focus group)

Washington, DC, United States

Pre-consultation meeting on the Engagement and Dialogue with Indigenous Peoples (Delegations from Nepal, Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Vietnam)

Bangkok, Thailand

Meeting with government representatives

Washington, DC, United States

Meeting on Involuntary Resettlement: Third Party Sponsored

Documents
Washington, DC, United States

Preliminary Report Out on Phase 1 of the Safeguards Review Consultation - Civil Society Policy Forum

Washington, DC, United States

Pre-consultation meeting on the Engagement and Dialogue with Indigenous Peoples

San Jose, Costa Rica

Expert Focus Group on Human Rights

New York City, United States

Consultation at the World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty

Washington, DC, United States

Multi-stakeholder meeting

Bhubaneshwar, India

Pre-consultation meeting on the Engagement and Dialogue with Indigenous Peoples

Guatemala City, Guatemala

Multi-stakeholder meeting

Guatemala City, Guatemala

Meeting with government representatives

Guatemala City, Guatemala

Expert Focus Group on Climate Change

Mexico City, Mexico

Multi-stakeholder meeting

Bengaluru, India

Meeting with government representatives, academia and private sector

Bengaluru, India

Meeting with civil society organizations

New Delhi, India

Multi-stakeholder meeting

New Delhi, India

Expert Focus Group on Disability

Washington, DC, United States

Meeting with government representatives

New Delhi, India

Multi-stakeholder meeting

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Pre-consultation meeting on the Engagement and Dialogue with Indigenous Peoples

Moscow, Russian Federation

Meeting with government representatives

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Meeting with development partners

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Meeting with government representatives

Astana, Kazakhstan

Multi-stakeholder meeting

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

Meeting with government representatives

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

Multi-stakeholder meeting

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Multi-stakeholder meeting

Rabat, Morocco

Multi-stakeholder meeting

Istanbul, Turkey

Meeting with government representatives

Hanoi, Vietnam

Meeting with government representatives

Rabat, Morocco

Meeting with government representatives

Ankara, Turkey

Multi-stakeholder meeting

Hanoi, Vietnam

Expert Focus Group on Labor and Occupational Health and Safety

Jakarta, Indonesia

Meeting with private sector

Documents
Jakarta, Indonesia

Pre-consultation meeting on the Engagement and Dialogue with Indigenous Peoples

Manila, Philippines

Multi-stakeholder meeting (via video conference)

Chisinau/Bucharest, Moldova,#Romania

Meeting with development partners

Jakarta, Indonesia

Meeting with civil society follow up

Jakarta, Indonesia

Multi-stakeholder meeting

Cairo, Egypt, Arab Republic of

Meeting with government representatives (via video conference)

Chisinau/Bucharest, Moldova,#Romania

Expert Focus Group on Free, Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous Peoples

Manila, Philippines

Meeting with implementing agencies

Jakarta, Indonesia

Meeting with civil society

Jakarta, Indonesia

Multi-stakeholder meeting

Tbilisi, Georgia

Meeting with government representatives

Tbilisi, Georgia

Meeting with government representatives

Cairo, Egypt, Arab Republic of

Multi-stakeholder meeting

Manila, Philippines

Multi-stakeholder meeting

Moscow, Russian Federation

Meeting with government representatives

Moscow, Russian Federation

Meeting with development partners

Manila, Philippines

Meeting with Environmental Impact Assessment agencies and consultants

Beijing, China

Meeting with non-governmental organizations

Beijing, China

Meeting with government representatives and project management offices

Beijing, China

Meeting with government representatives

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Meeting with government representatives

Beijing, China

Multi-stakeholder meeting

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Asian Regional Civil Society Meeting: Third Party Sponsored

Bangkok, Thailand

Information-sharing meeting with private sector

London, United Kingdom

Multi-stakeholder meeting

London, United Kingdom

Meeting with the European Commission Sustainable Impact Assessment Committee

Brussels, Belgium

Multi-stakeholder meeting

Brussels, Belgium

Meeting with government representatives

Bern, Switzerland

Expert Focus Group on Land Tenure and Natural Resources

Johannesburg, South Africa

Multi-stakeholder meeting

Johannesburg, South Africa

Meeting with government representatives

Documents
Pretoria, South Africa

Multi-stakeholder meeting

Lima, Peru

Meeting with government representatives

Lima, Peru

Multi-stakeholder meeting

Dakar, Senegal

Meeting with government representatives

Dakar, Senegal

Multi-stakeholder meeting

Stockholm, Sweden

Multi-stakeholder meeting

Tokyo, Japan

Meeting with government representatives

Tokyo, Japan

Multi-stakeholder meeting

Ottawa, Canada

Meeting with private sector representatives

Ottawa, Canada

Multi-stakeholder meeting

The Hague, Netherlands

Multi-stakeholder meeting

Oslo, Norway

Meeting with government representatives

Paris, France

Multi-stakeholder meeting

Paris, France

Meeting with private sector representatives, MEDEF International

Paris, France

Public Multi-stakeholder meeting

Washington, DC, United States

Submissions

Date Title Contributors

Recommendations from the Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and Society (JACSES)

Development for Whom? - from Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)

Proposal of a Policy on Gender and SOGIE Safeguard

Safeguard Model Policy on Climate Change

Indonesian Trade Unions on Labor

Disability and Safeguards: A Case Study from the Philippines (Life Haven)

Human Rights Watch: Abuse-Free Development

Reforming the World Bank’s Safeguards - A Comparative Legal Analysis, by Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany

Case study submitted by the Lebanese Physical Handicapped Union

Lessons from Panel Cases: Inspection Panel Perspectives

Input to Safeguard policies Review from Global Witness

Input from the Indian Law Resource Center

Input from The Child Labor Coalition

Input from Greenpeace International

Input from Mekong Watch

Recommendations for the Review of the Policy on Involuntary Resettlement

Input from Indonesian Civil Society on gender

Striking the Balance (World Resources Institute)

Input from the World Resources Institute on a safeguard policy architecture

Input from Keeping Children Safe

Input from Oxfam

Input from American University's Program on International and Comparative Environmental Law

Input on Gender from the Global Gender IFI Watcher Network

CSO Input on World Bank Forests and Natural Habitats Safeguards

Input on tenure of land, housing and natural resources from Oxfam and Inclusive Development International

Input from BirdLife International

Input from the Social Justice Committee of Montreal

Input from International Rivers (24 endorsing organizations)

Input on Implementation Challenges from Forest Peoples Program, Urgewald and Bank Information Center

Input from Amnesty International

Input from the Sustainable Development and Strategies Group

Submission from the Bank Information Center for a policy on environment and social assessment and management

Input from Egyptian CSOs, NGOs, and Trade Unions on the Safeguards Review and Update

Case study from the Bank Information Center and the Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan "Ezgulik" on the need for Child Impact Assessments

Presentation on "Lessons from Cambodia and Papua New Guinea for the World Bank Safeguards Review" from Inclusive Development International

Input from the World Resources Institute on climate change and safeguards

Input from the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC)

Case study on the Impact of Involuntary Resettlement on Children

Input from Natural Justice

Submission from the Bank Information Center on the architecture of safeguard policies

Input from the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

Input from Lumos on the rights of institutionalised children

Input on Disability of the African Youth with Disability Network

Submission on World Bank’s Safeguard Policies Review and Update with Regard to Forests

Reforming the Involuntary Resettlement Policy

Input from Disabled People's International (India)

Submission from the Bank Information Center and Global Witness addressing the scope of the safeguards review

Input from the Pacific Invasives Partnership (PIP)

Additional Input from Consejo Plurinacional Indigena

Adequate Housing as Right to Adequate Standard of Living: recommendations from the U.N. Special Rapporteur

Designing a climate sensitive safeguard policy framework (Input from Sierra Club)

Input from Latin American Civil Society Organizations to the Safeguards Review

Input from Building And Woodworkers International

Initial Comments by CSOs

Overview of CSO Concerns

Gender Action Inputs

Response of Indonesian CSOs

Input on Protection of the Needs of Children

Phase 2
First Draft Framework: 07/2014-mid 2015
Consultation Phase
Closed

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. If you need more information, please contact the safeguards review team at [email protected].

 

 

 

 

Completed Meetings

Date Title Location

Experts on ESS8

Paris, France

Reform update at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings

Documents
Washington, DC, United States

Expert Focus Group on Managing Social Risk

New York, United States

Consultation with NGOs/CSOs, academia and private sector from Cameroon

Yaounde, Cameroon

Consultation with government officials from Cameroon

Yaounde, Cameroon

Regional Consultation with Indigenous Peoples

Yaounde, Cameroon

Regional Expert Focus Group on Non-discrimination

Documents
Nairobi, Kenya

Indigenous Peoples Regional Dialogue

Documents
Villavicencio, Colombia

Consultation with Indigenous Peoples

Nairobi, Kenya

Online multi-stakeholder consultation

Consultation with civil society

Nairobi, Kenya

Consultation with government officials

Nairobi, Kenya

Expert Focus Group on Cultural Heritage

Washington, DC, United States

Consultations with international organizations (WHO, ILO, UNHRC)

Geneva, Switzerland

Consultation with civil society

Rabat, Morocco

Consultation with government officials

Lima, Peru

Consultation with Indigenous Peoples

Manila, Philippines

Consultation with government officials

Documents
Rabat, Morocco

Online multi-stakeholder consultation

Multi-stakeholder consultation

Lima, Peru

Multi-stakeholder consultation

Documents
Melbourne, Australia

Consultation with civil society

Tunis, Tunisia

Consultation with government officials from Tunisia and Djibouti

Tunis, Tunisia

Consultation with Pacific civil society

Sydney, Australia

Multi-stakeholder consultation

Cusco, Peru

Consultation with Pacific governments

Sydney, Australia

Consultation with government officials

Cusco, Peru

Consultation with civil society

Lagos, Nigeria

Consultation with government officials

Abuja, Nigeria

Meeting with IFIs, bilateral organizations, and other development partners

Managua, Nicaragua

Consultation with government officials

Managua, Nicaragua

Expert Focus Group on Labor

London, United Kingdom

Multi-stakeholder consultation

Managua, Nicaragua

Consultation with government officials

London, United Kingdom

Consultation with civil society

London, United Kingdom

Multi-sectoral consultations

Documents
Manila, Philippines

Regional Caribbean multi-stakeholder meeting

Bridgetown, Barbados

Regional Caribbean meeting with government officials

Bridgetown, Barbados

Consultation with private sector

Ottawa, Canada

Consultation with government officials

Ottawa, Canada

Consultation with civil society

Ottawa, Canada

Consultation with civil society

Brasília, Brazil

Consultation with private sector

Brasília, Brazil

Multi-stakeholder consultation

Documents
Jakarta, Indonesia

Consultation with government officials

Documents
Jakarta, Indonesia

Multi-stakeholder consultation

Tokyo, Japan

Consultation with civil society

Beijing, China

Consultation with government officials

Beijing, China

Consultation with civil society

Documents
Patna, India

Multi-stakeholder consultation

Vienna, Austria

Consultation with government officials

Bern, Switzerland

Multi-stakeholder consultation

Bern, Switzerland

Consultation with civil society

Documents
New Delhi, India

Multi-stakeholder consultation

Paris, France

Consultation with government officials

Documents
New Delhi, India

Multi-stakeholder consultation

Kathmandu, Nepal

Consultation with government, academics, and development partners

Kathmandu, Nepal

Consultation with private sector

Asunción, Paraguay

Consultation with civil society

Asunción, Paraguay

Consultation with Indigenous Peoples

Documents
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Meeting with NGOs

Documents
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Consultation with development partners

Asunción, Paraguay

Meeting with disability leaders

Documents
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Consultation with government officials

Asunción, Paraguay

Consultation with development partners

Documents
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Consultation with government officials and implementing agencies

Documents
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Consultation meeting at the 2014 CIVICUS International Civil Society Week (Attendance requires registration at the CIVICUS International Civil Society Week. Registration is now closed.)

Documents
Johannesburg, South Africa

Consultation with government officials

Brasília, Brazil

Consultation with Indigenous Peoples

Documents
Johannesburg, South Africa

Consultation with NGOs/CSOs from Senegal

Dakar, Senegal

Expert Focus Group Meeting on Biodiversity (ESS6)

Documents
Sydney, Australia

Consultation with government officials from Senegal

Dakar, Senegal

Multi-stakeholder consultation on land issues

Berlin, Germany

Multi-stakeholder consultation on human rights

Berlin, Germany

Multi-stakeholder consultation

Oslo, Norway

Consultation with government officials

Oslo, Norway

Multi-stakeholder consultation

Berlin, Germany

Consultation with NGOs/CSOs from Belgium and the Netherlands

Brussels, Belgium

Consultation with government officials from Belgium and the Netherlands

Brussels, Belgium

Consultation with NGOs/CSOs from Ethiopia/UN/Multilaterals

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Consultation with government officials from Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Consultation with government officials

Bishkek, Kazakhstan,#Kyrgyz Republic,#Tajikistan,#Uzbekistan

Consultation with NGOs/CSOs from Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Consultation with civil society

Beirut, Lebanon

Consultation with government officials from Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Consultation with civil society

Bishkek, Kazakhstan,#Kyrgyz Republic,#Tajikistan,#Uzbekistan

Consultation with civil society

Istanbul, Turkey

Consultation with government officials

Ankara, Turkey

Consultation with government officials

Beirut, Lebanon

Consultation with Ethnic Minorities

Hanoi, Vietnam

Consultation with government officials

Hanoi, Vietnam

Consultation with civil society

Cairo, Egypt, Arab Republic of

Multi-stakeholder consultation

Documents
Zagreb, Croatia

Consultation with government officials

Documents
Cairo, Egypt, Arab Republic of

Consultation with civil society

Hanoi, Vietnam

Consultation with civil society

Documents
Manila, Philippines

Consultation with government officials

Documents
Manila, Philippines

Consultation with development partners

Documents
Manila, Philippines

Expert Focus Group on Biodiversity with Washington-based biodiversity experts

Washington, DC, United States

Multi-stakeholder consultation at the Civil Society Forum of the Annual Meetings

Washington, DC, United States

Consultation with government officials

Tbilisi, Georgia

Multi-stakeholder consultation

Tbilisi, Georgia

Meeting with Indigenous Peoples Leaders

New York City, United States

Meeting with international organizations

Geneva, Switzerland

Consultation at the 2014 African Caucus

Khartoum, Sudan

Submissions

Date Title Contributors

Globalands Paper on draft World Bank standards

IINAS - International Institute for Sustainability Analysis and Strategy

Comments from the government of France

Government of France

Comments from the Government of Germany

German Government.

HRW submission: Draft ESF

Human Rights Watch

Comments from the Executive Director for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain and Venezuela.

ED José A. Rojas

Contribution du CED à la révision du Document sur le Cadre Environnemental et Social de la Banque Mondiale, Cameroon

Centre pour l'Environnement et le Développement (CED)

Safeguards and countries impacted by fragility, conflict and violence

International Alert

Bank on Human Rights Coalition (BHRC) Comments on World Bank's Social and Environmental Safeguards Framework

US Government Comments on World Bank Safeguards Review

Comments and Recommendations from the Chinese side on the Bank's new Safeguard Policies

Comments on first draft ESS 1 from Both Ends

Stellungnahme des Lesben- und Schwulenverbands (LSVD) zu dem Entwurf der überarbeiteten Kreditvergabestandards der Weltbank

Investor Letter to World Bank Regarding its Draft ESSF and IP

Center for Applied Legal Studies: Submissions on the World Bank Environmental and Social Safeguards

Comments from Society for Historical Archaeology

Environmental and Social Standard 1. Assessment and Management of Environmental and Social Risks and Impacts

Documents
Disability & World Bank Safeguards Campaign ( on behalf of 235 endorsing organziations)

Comments of Egyptian CSOs-English and Arabic

Indian Law Resource Centers' Comments on the Proposed Framework

Comments from the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

Sierra Club: Proposed Edits to ESS3

American University and Washington College of Law Comments on WB ESF

Comments on the Draft ESF-ESS10 and Implications on Accountability

Cathal Doyle Comments on World Bank Safeguards in Relation to Indigenous Peoples

Public health/HIA focused comments on WB's Review and Update of the World Bank Safeguard Policies

Bank Information Center Child Rights Submission

Response from IPIECAIOGP to the World Bank ESF

Society of Africanist Archaeologists (SAFA) Comments on WB Review Guidelines

Feedback from Reframe It

Bank Information Center submission on ESS10

Civil society submission on biodiversity, forests, and forest dependent peoples

ICOMOS Comments on WB Safeguards Consultations

Natural Justice Comments on Draft Environmental and Social Framework

LRC Submission to the World Bank

Comments from Regnskogfondet Rainforest Foundation Norway (RFN) on WB ESF Consultations

Oceana's comments on the World Bank’s proposed Environmental and Social Framework

ZSL response to safeguards consultation

Examen et Mises à jour des politiques de sauvegarde environnementales et sociales

Comments on WB ESF from Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

Comments from BirdLife International on World Bank Safeguards Consultation

International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests

International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests

Submission from Australian Disability & Development Consortium (addc)

ESF Comments EDS23

Comments from Archaeological Institute of America on WB ESF

Ulu Foundation Comments on World Bank ESF

World Archaeological Congress comments on ESS8

Documents
Professor Koji MIZOGUCHI, President of the World Archaeological Congress

World Nuclear Association (WNA) Consultation on WB ESF

Comments to the proposed E&S Framework from the Nordic Baltic Constituency

Comments from Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) on WB ESF

FiA Foundation Comments on WB Safeguards Consultation

Submission from Transparency International on World Bank ESF

German Institute for Human Rights Comments on WBG ESSF

TRL Comments on SG Consultation with WB

Oxfam Comments on Phase Two of World Bank's Safeguards Review

Submission on World Bank Safeguard Policy Review, focusing on gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression

Response to Draft E&S Safeguards by Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP)

IDSN Input on the World Bank Safeguard Policies

Comments from PAI on WB Safeguards Update

Comments from Save the Children

RedLine Documents: Environmental and Social Standards (ESS.1)

Comments on ESS from Society for American Archaeology

Comments on the ESF from Vale

Latin America Mining Monitoring Programme (LAMMP) Comments on WB ESF

Micon International Limited Comments on World Bank ESS Policy Review

Comments on the Climate and Resource Efficiency-Related Provisions of the Draft Environmental and Social Framework

Sierra Club, Bank Information Center, and Oxfam International

iRAP Submission on Traffic and Road Safety

Documents
iRAP - Rob McInerney

Nobel Women's Initiative (NWI) Comments on WB ESF Policy

Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association submission

UNECE Comments on ESPOO Convention

Submission of the Australian Council of Trade Unions

Documents
Australian Council of Trade Unions

Comments from the Rainforest Fund on WBG ESS 7

ICAHM Review of Proposed Revision of Safeguard Policies

Aarhus Comments on First Draft ESF

Joint Safeguards Submission on Involuntary Resettlement and Land

Relatoria Consulta Banco Mundial com o Setor Privado

Submission from Members and Secretariat of the International Land Coalition (ILC)

Secretariat of the International Land Coalition

IDA-IDDC Input on WB Environmental and Social Framework

Francois Carbonez

Telecommunications Industry Dialogue Submission to the World Bank's Consultations on the Draft Environmental and Social Framework

Gender and SOGIE Model Policy

Dominik Koehler (on behalf of 67 signatories)

Submission from Asia Indigenous Peoples

Comments from Indigenous Peoples Participants on WBG ESS 7

Comments from Latin American and Caribbean Civil Society on WB ESS

Cultural Survival’s Statement on World Bank Safeguards Regarding Indigenous Peoples

Compilation of Feedback from Members of the International Land Coalition into the Revised World Bank E&S Framework

Submission of recommendations from Persons with Disability of Tanzania

EMA Submission, Setting Standards for Sustainable Development

Comments from Federal Ministry of Environment on WB ESSF

Comments on the proposed Environmental and Social Framework from the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Environment

WRI Comments on WB Environmental and Social Framework

Andrew Steer

Comments of the Government of India on the World Bank Consultation of the Environment and Social Safeguard Framework Review

Consultation Contribution of WWF Austria and WWF Danube Carpathian Program

Light for the World Comments on WGB Safeguards Review

Commentaires de la Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN)

Social Justice Connection (SJC) Commentary on WBG Safeguard Policy

Making Development Sensitive to Disaster Risk

IDA-IDDC Submission Regarding the Proposed World Bank Environmental Social Framework

IDA-IDDC joint contribution to the proposed World Bank Environmental and Social Framework

Documents

IDA-IDDC Submission Regarding the Proposed World Bank Environmental Social Framework

CERFE Comments on WBG Safeguard Consultations

Brazilian Government Comments on the Environmental and Social Framework Policy

Conservation International: Proposed Edits & Comments

Lawrence Connell

Comments from III/3 on WBG Review of ESS 2

Re-submission of a Climate Change Safeguard Model Policy

Nezir Sinani (on behalf of 111 signatory organizations)

Comments of Special Procedures mandate holders of the U.N. Human Rights Council

Republic of Indonesia Response to WB Safeguard Policies

Comments from the Society for Threatened Peoples (Switzerland) on proposed Environmental and Social Standard 7 (ESS7): Indigenous Peoples

Christoph Wiedmer

UK Export Finance

Documents

Written Comment from Indonesian Trade Union

Comments of the Special Procedures Mandate Holders of the UN Human Rights Council

Statement from Tanzanian Indigenous Peoples organizations on the proposed Environmental and Social Framework (27 endorsing organizations)

Statement from the German Institute for Ecology and Action Anthropology (INFOE) on proposed Environmental and Social Standard 7 (ESS7): Indigenous Peoples

APASDEM Commentary on WB Safeguards Review

Comments from Sustainable Development Strategies Group

Institute for Archaeologists (IfA)

Documents
Mr Tim Howard

Letter from Public Services International (PSI) on labor safeguards in the public health sector

Letter from Bank on Human Rights and signatories regarding the safeguards consultation process

Letter on Child Rights and Safeguards from Bank Information Center (with 55 endorsing organizations)

Submission from Plan Norway on World Bank Safeguards (with attachment on disability inclusion in ESS1 and ESS10)

Comments from the Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development (DCDD)

Humane Society International Submission to Safeguards Consultation Phase 2

Submission from Bank Information Center

Comments from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on the proposed Standard on Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management of Living Natural Resources (ESS6)

Comments from the Biodiversity Consultancy

Joint Nordic CSO Input on World Bank Safeguards (16 endorsing organizations)

Comments from the Ministry of Labor in Tajikistan

Documents

Feedback from the Dutch labor union organization FNV (endorsement of ITUC statement)

Civil Society Statement on World Bank Safeguards (360 endorsing organizations)

NomoGaia Comments on WB Safeguards Review

Land, Housing and Indigenous Peoples Rights in the Draft ESF Roundtable Discussion

Statement by Global Unions on a Labor Safeguard

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)

Comments from Arhaus on World Bank's Environmental and Social Framework

Gender Action, Gender Review and Recommendations on the: World Bank Environmental and Social Framework

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)

Submissions of the ACHPR Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities

Letter from International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)

Comments from Sierra Club and Bank Information Center (BIC)

Steven Herz
Second Draft Framework: 08/2015-TBD
Consultation Phase
Closed

Committee for Development Effectiveness (CODE) authorizes consultations on revised Proposed Environmental and Social Framework

On July 1, 2015, the Committee for Development Effectiveness (CODE) of the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors authorized a third phase of consultations on a revised (second) draft of the proposed Environmental and Social Framework. The text of the entire revised framework is now available, together with an indicative list of issues to be discussed during Phase 3 consultations. At the request of Executive Directors, the third review phase will focus on the feasibility of applying the framework in borrowing countries and on issues that require further attention. Details on consultation meetings will be published as they become available. Please share any feedback by emailing [email protected].

World Bank Executive Directors submitted statements regarding the Environmental and Social Framework:

Statement by Mr. McGuire (EDS01)

Statement by Mr. Garg (EDS12)

Statement by Mr. Rojas (EDS18)

Comments from the Inspection Panel can be accessed here

 

Consultation Documents
Title Documents
Consultation Paper (DOCX) English  |  Español  |  Français  |  العربية  |  中文  | Português  |  Pусский  |  Bahasa Indonesia
Consultation Paper (PDF) English  |  Español  |  Français  |  العربية  |  中文  | Português  |  Pусский  |  Bahasa Indonesia  |  Bangla
Second Draft Framework for Consultation (DOCX) English  |  Español  |  Français  |  العربية  |  中文  | Português  |  Pусский  |  Bahasa Indonesia
Second Draft Framework for Consultation (PDF) English  |  Español  |  Français  |  العربية  |  中文  | Português  |  Pусский  |  Bahasa Indonesia  |  Bangla
Comparison between Second and First Draft Environmental and Social Framework English (PDF)
Draft Environmental and Social Procedure (DOCX) English  |  Español  |  Français  |  العربية  |  中文  | Português  |  Pусский  |  Bahasa Indonesia
Draft Environmental and Social Procedure (PDF) English  |  Español  |  Français  |  العربية  |  中文  | Português  |  Pусский  |  Bahasa Indonesia  |  Bangla
Indicative List of Issues for Phase 3 Consultations (DOCX) English  |  Español  |  Français  |  العربية  |  中文  | Português  |  Pусский  |  Bahasa Indonesia
Indicative List of Issues for Phase 3 Consultations (PDF) English  |  Español  |  Français  |  العربية  |  中文  | Português  |  Pусский  |  Bahasa Indonesia  |  Bangla
Consultation Plan (DOCX) English  |  Español  |  Français  |  العربية  |  中文  | Português  |  Pусский  |  Bahasa Indonesia
Consultation Plan (PDF) English  |  Español  |  Français  |  العربية  |  中文  | Português  |  Pусский  |  Bahasa Indonesia
Draft Environmental and Social Standards
Title Factsheet Draft Standard
Assessment and Management of Environmental and Social Risks and Impacts (ESS1) Factsheet (DOCX | PDF) Draft Standard (DOCX | PDF)
Labor and Working Conditions (ESS2) Factsheet (DOCX | PDF) Draft Standard (DOCX | PDF)
Resource Efficiency and Pollution Prevention and Management (ESS3) Factsheet (DOCX | PDF) Draft Standard (DOCX | PDF)
Community Health and Safety (ESS4) Factsheet (DOCX | PDF) Draft Standard (DOCX | PDF)
Land Acquisition, Restrictions on Land Use and Involuntary Resettlement (ESS5) Factsheet (DOCX | PDF) Draft Standard (DOCX | PDF)
Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management of Living Natural Resources (ESS6) Factsheet (DOCX | PDF) Draft Standard (DOCX | PDF)
Indigenous Peoples (ESS7) Factsheet (DOCX | PDF) Draft Standard (DOCX | PDF)
Cultural Heritage (ESS8) Factsheet (DOCX | PDF) Draft Standard (DOCX | PDF)
Financial Intermediaries (ESS9) Factsheet (DOCX | PDF) Draft Standard (DOCX | PDF)
Stakeholder Engagement and Information Disclosure (ESS10) Factsheet (DOCX | PDF) Draft Standard (DOCX | PDF)

 

Completed Meetings

Date Title Location

Environmental and Social Framework Implementation Update at the Civil Society Policy Forum of the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings

Washington, DC, United States

Consultations Report-out and Accountability Event at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings' Civil Society Policy Forum

Washington, DC, United States

Online consultation for Latin America and the Caribbean: World Bank Live Chat (Spanish)

Online consultation for the Africa region: World Bank Live Chat (English | French)

Expert Focus Group on Religious Concerns and Considerations

Washington, DC, United States

Global online consultation: World Bank Live Chat

Expert Focus Group on Financial Intermediaries

Documents
São Paulo, Brazil

Multi-stakeholder consultation

Brasília, Brazil

Consultation with government officials

Brasília, Brazil

Multi-stakeholder consultation

Washington, DC, United States

Multi-stakeholder consultation

Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Consultation with government officials