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.

    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

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

    Guatemala City, Guatemala

    Multi-stakeholder meeting

    Guatemala City, Guatemala

    Multi-stakeholder meeting

    Bhubaneshwar, India

    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

    Meeting with government representatives

    New Delhi, India

    Expert Focus Group on Disability

    Washington, DC, United States

    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

    Multi-stakeholder meeting

    Almaty, Kazakhstan

    Meeting with government representatives

    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

    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

    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

    Cairo, Egypt, Arab Republic of

    Meeting with government representatives

    Tbilisi, Georgia

    Meeting with government representatives

    Cairo, Egypt, Arab Republic of

    Multi-stakeholder meeting

    Tbilisi, Georgia

    Multi-stakeholder meeting

    Manila, Philippines

    Meeting with government representatives

    Moscow, Russian Federation

    Meeting with development partners

    Manila, Philippines

    Multi-stakeholder meeting

    Moscow, Russian Federation

    Meeting with non-governmental organizations

    Beijing, China

    Meeting with Environmental Impact Assessment agencies and consultants

    Beijing, China

    Meeting with government representatives

    Beijing, China

    Meeting with government representatives and project management offices

    Beijing, China

    Meeting with government representatives

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Asian Regional Civil Society Meeting: Third Party Sponsored

    Bangkok, Thailand

    Multi-stakeholder meeting

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Multi-stakeholder meeting

    London, United Kingdom

    Information-sharing meeting with private sector

    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

    Meeting with private sector representatives

    Ottawa, Canada

    Multi-stakeholder meeting

    Ottawa, Canada

    Multi-stakeholder meeting

    The Hague, Netherlands

    Multi-stakeholder meeting

    Oslo, Norway

    Multi-stakeholder meeting

    Paris, France

    Meeting with private sector representatives, MEDEF International

    Paris, France

    Meeting with government representatives

    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)

    Safeguard Model Policy on Climate Change

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

    Proposal of a Policy on Gender and SOGIE Safeguard

    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

    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)

    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

    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

    Consultation with Indigenous Peoples

    Nairobi, Kenya

    Indigenous Peoples Regional Dialogue

    Documents
    Villavicencio, Colombia

    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

    Multi-stakeholder consultation

    Lima, Peru

    Multi-stakeholder consultation

    Documents
    Melbourne, Australia

    Online multi-stakeholder consultation

    Consultation with civil society

    Tunis, Tunisia

    Consultation with government officials

    Cusco, Peru

    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 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 government officials

    Ottawa, Canada

    Consultation with private sector

    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

    Multi-stakeholder consultation

    Vienna, Austria

    Consultation with civil society

    Documents
    Patna, India

    Multi-stakeholder consultation

    Bern, Switzerland

    Consultation with government officials

    Bern, Switzerland

    Multi-stakeholder consultation

    Paris, France

    Consultation with civil society

    Documents
    New Delhi, India

    Consultation with government officials

    Documents
    New Delhi, India

    Consultation with government, academics, and development partners

    Kathmandu, Nepal

    Multi-stakeholder consultation

    Kathmandu, Nepal

    Consultation with private sector

    Asunción, Paraguay

    Consultation with development partners

    Asunción, Paraguay

    Meeting with disability leaders

    Documents
    Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Consultation with civil society

    Asunción, Paraguay

    Consultation with Indigenous Peoples

    Documents
    Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Meeting with NGOs

    Documents
    Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Consultation with government officials and implementing agencies

    Documents
    Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Consultation with government officials

    Asunción, Paraguay

    Consultation with development partners

    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 human rights

    Berlin, Germany

    Multi-stakeholder consultation on land issues

    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 NGOs/CSOs from Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda

    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Consultation with government officials

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

    Consultation with civil society

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

    Consultation with civil society

    Beirut, Lebanon

    Consultation with government officials from Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda

    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Consultation with civil society

    Istanbul, Turkey

    Consultation with government officials

    Ankara, Turkey

    Consultation with government officials

    Beirut, Lebanon

    Consultation with civil society

    Cairo, Egypt, Arab Republic of

    Consultation with Ethnic Minorities

    Hanoi, Vietnam

    Consultation with government officials

    Hanoi, Vietnam

    Consultation with civil society

    Hanoi, Vietnam

    Multi-stakeholder consultation

    Documents
    Zagreb, Croatia

    Consultation with government officials

    Documents
    Cairo, Egypt, Arab Republic of

    Consultation with civil society

    Documents
    Manila, Philippines

    Consultation with development partners

    Documents
    Manila, Philippines

    Expert Focus Group on Biodiversity with Washington-based biodiversity experts

    Washington, DC, United States

    Consultation with government officials

    Documents
    Manila, Philippines

    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)

    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 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)

    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

    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

    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

    International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests

    International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests

    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

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

    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

    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

    Micon International Limited Comments on World Bank ESS Policy Review

    Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association submission

    UNECE Comments on ESPOO Convention

    Submission of the Australian Council of Trade Unions

    Documents
    Australian Council of Trade Unions

    ICAHM Review of Proposed Revision of Safeguard Policies

    Aarhus Comments on First Draft ESF

    Comments from the Rainforest Fund on WBG ESS 7

    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

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

    Comments from Latin American and Caribbean Civil Society on WB ESS

    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

    Social Justice Connection (SJC) Commentary on WBG Safeguard Policy

    Making Development Sensitive to Disaster Risk

    Commentaires de la Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN)

    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

    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Multi-stakeholder consultation

    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Consultation with government officials

    Tegucigalpa, Honduras

    Dialogue on Environmental and Social Standard 7

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Multi-stakeholder consultation

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Consultation with government officials

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Expert Focus Group on Non-Discrimination

    Tokyo, Japan

    Consultation with government officials

    Nairobi, Kenya

    Consultation with development partners

    Tokyo, Japan