7176. Analysis of the Second Draft of the Proposed World Bank Environmental and Social Framework

On 12 August 2015 the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs requested the Dutch Sustainability Unit (DSU) of the Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) to: make an analysis of the Second Draft of the World Bank’s Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) against the recommendations made in DSU’s advice on the First Draft of the ESF (dated 7 January 2015); and, on the basis of this analysis, recommend issues to raise in the Phase 3 consultations; compare these recommended issues against the issues suggested for the phase 3 Consultations by the Bank’s Committee on Development Effectiveness (CODE) in a paper titled “Issues for Phase 3 Consultations: CODE Introduction” (3 August 2015).

Advisory reports and other documents

21 Sep 2015: Advisory review

Analysis 2nd Draft Proposed WB ESF

Significant details

In July 2014 the World Bank (“the Bank”) released a draft of its new Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) for consultation. Subsequently the Ministry of Foreign Affairs requested the Dutch Sustainability Unit (DSU) of the Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) to analyse this draft and recommend issues and suggestions that the ministry could include in its discussion with the Bank on the proposed ESF. The DSU published its report on 7 January 2015.

On 1 July 2015, the Bank produced a Second Draft of the ESF, endorsed by its Committee on Development Effectiveness (CODE), so that it could proceed with a third round of consultations. On 3 August 2015, CODE produced a brief paper listing a series of issues that should be dealt with in the third round of consultations.

Parties involved

Members of the working group

Member
mr D. Annandale

Technical secretary: mr R.A.A. Verheem

Further details

Categories

04 climate change
11 environmental assessment
29 monitoring and evaluation
30 natural resources management
34 social assessment

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