7144. Analysis of Proposed Changes to the World Bank’s Safeguard Policies

NCEA's Dutch Sustainability Unit (DSU) prepared a briefing paper to the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) about the review the World Bank (WB) was doing to update their Environmental and Social Framework (EFS).

Advisory reports and other documents

08 Jan 2015: Advisory review
Briefing paper

Significant details

The NCEA analysed the proposed changes to the ESF; compared the new ESF against the WB’s own design objectives for the revised ESF, the criteria and principles provided by MFA and the current safeguards policies of the Asian Development Bank; provided insight into the current debate on the changes to the ESF, giving specific attention to the positions taken by international NGOs; and interpreted the changes proposed to the ESF in the light of what the ESF should achieve.


Parties involved

Members of the working group

David Annandale

Technical secretary: Sibout Nooteboom

Further details

Country: Netherlands (the)

Last modified: 19 Mar 2019