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?
Assessing social impacts, do you know how?
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?
One health, one world
The world is facing an unprecedented health crisis caused by infectious diseases. According to data provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), it is estimated that 60% of all infectious diseases registered in humans are of animal origin (zoonotic) and 75% of new or emerging ones are zoonotic. Avian influenza, rabies, or brucellosis stand out as the best-known examples of … [Read more...] about One health, one world
Do you want to know what is essential for the socio-environmental management of projects?
To help increase the capacities of counterparts and executing agencies in matters of environmental and social risk management, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) offers its course on Principles for Review of Environmental Impact Studies - PREIA. With more than 400 certificated participants in three languages, this online course explains international good practices … [Read more...] about Do you want to know what is essential for the socio-environmental management of projects?
Using training to improve projects’ social and environmental impact management
In 2006 the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) set the objective of strengthening national systems in order to support their development projects. The move helps ensure protection of the environment and at the same time buffer the negative effects that development projects can have on the population when their impacts are not properly detected and managed. Environmental … [Read more...] about Using training to improve projects’ social and environmental impact management