At the beginning of a project, we ask ourselves how it will improve the lives of beneficiaries. When these beneficiaries will be Indigenous Peoples, we also ask ourselves how development benefits and opportunities should be promoted in a culturally appropriate manner. This is precisely one of the objectives of the Environmental and Social Performance Standard on Indigenous … [Read more...] about What does our new Environmental and Social Policy Framework entail for a project with Indigenous Peoples?
Imagine you are working on the IDB's Flood Risk Reduction Program, a project which seeks to improve the country's resilience to climate change by reducing the risk of floods in peri-urban areas in the Andes. The program includes studies that consider the effects of climate change and, based on the results, the identification, design and execution of works to reduce risk and … [Read more...] about Assessing social impacts, do you know how?
The digital transformation has impacted all industries and sectors, allowing us to face obstacles that previously seemed insurmountable. For those of us who work in sustainable development, the use of technological tools to exchange and disseminate knowledge on a large scale has represented unimaginable potential to increase the impact of our projects. Among these tools we … [Read more...] about What can a map tell us about the socio-environmental aspects of a development project?