Safeguard compliance and sustainability promotion not a trade-off
It took many years to establish the World Bank’s operational policies that safeguard society and the environment, and are some of the world’s highest development standards. As the Bank reviews these policies, civil society is organizing efforts to present their concerns and expectations, and offer their inputs as to what the outcome of the review should be.
This report from the Bank Information Center as NGO Observer summarizes the main discussions and outcomes from PC9 in Oslo, Norway.
The World Bank, the Technical Advisory Panel, and the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility present their comments on the latest draft of the the Colombia R-PP.
The World Bank and the Government of Bolivia recognize the observations of the TCO Takana I on deficiencies in the Indigenous Peoples Plan of the Ixiamas – San Buenaventura Highway project and accept to start a process to improve the Indigenous Plan even after the project was approved.
The Bank Information Center and Forest Peoples Programme have provided comments on the Revised R-PP Template, SESA and ESMF Guidelines.
BIC recently attended the eighth meeting of the FCPF Participants Committee in our role as the NGO observer. Presented here is a summary of the proceedings.
By: Mayra Johanna Tenjo (ILSA) To read the full article, go to Spanish tab.
Despite recent internal reforms, new evidence raises questions about bank quality control. In direct contrast to IDB management claims, the OVE evaluation found the actual evaluability of projects has deteriorated markedly when measured using a consistent methodology applied to three cohorts of projects.
As the World Bank sets out to review and update its Safeguard Policy framework over the next two years, the Operational Policy 8.60 governing the use of DPLs should be included in that review. This brief identifies five areas of DPL policy guidance that merit revision and could guide a full DPL evaluation.