Safeguards Documents

Safeguards documents are project documents that provide information on assessments, measures, monitoring, and due diligence conducted for Environment, Resettlement, and Indigenous Peoples safeguards. View ADB's project cycle.

Environment

 

Environmental assessment and measures
Identify potential environmental impacts and risks of a project and prescribe the environmental management plan to be implemented by the borrower/clients. These are composed of the following documents:

  • Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) - Describes the environmental condition of a project, including potential impacts, the formulation of mitigation measures, and the preparation of institutional requirements and environmental monitoring for the project. View Documents
  • Environmental Assessment Review Framework (EARF) - Outlines procedures for the preparation of environmental assessment documents for a project to ensure environmental impacts are appropriately addressed and mitigated. View Documents
  • Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) - Examines the social and environmental consequences of the project prior to execution and provides information to decision makers and the public about the environmental implications of proposed actions before decisions are made.
  • Social and Environmental Compliance Audit Reports - Describe project compliance to social or environmental safeguards requirements based on ADB Safeguards Policy Statement (2009) and includes conclusions and recommendations.
  • Environment and Social Management System Frameworks (ESMS) - Provide guidelines and frameworks for establishing the environmental and social management system for a project that is consistent with the safeguard policy principles and requirements of ADB. View Documents
  • Other documents
    • Initial Poverty and Social Analysis (IPSA) - Initial Poverty and Social Assessment/Analysis (IPSA) identifies people who may be beneficially or adversely affected by a project. It determines the scope of poverty and the current state of social issues, such as consultation and participation, gender and development, and social safeguards and other social risks that will need to be addressed during project design. It is conducted for all ADB investment projects and programs. View Documents

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Involuntary Resettlement

 
  • Resettlement planning documents - Identifies adverse impacts of a project on the physical, economic, and socio-cultural assets of affected persons, including ethnic minorities, and the corresponding measures to help restore or even improve pre-project standards of living. These include the following documents:
  • Other documents
    • Initial Poverty and Social Analysis (IPSA) - Initial Poverty and Social Assessment/Analysis (IPSA) identifies people who may be beneficially or adversely affected by a project. It determines the scope of poverty and the current state of social issues, such as consultation and participation, gender and development, and social safeguards and other social risks that will need to be addressed during project design. It is conducted for all ADB investment projects and programs. View Documents

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Indigenous Peoples

 
  • Indigenous people's planning documents
    • Indigenous People's Planning Frameworks - Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks provide guidance on safeguard screening, assessment, institutional arrangements, and processes to be followed for subprojects or subsequent tranches that are prepared after Board approval. View Documents
    • Indigenous Peoples Plans - Indigenous People's Plans are prepared for projects that will have impacts, positive or negative, on Indigenous Peoples. View Documents
  • Other documents
    • Initial Poverty and Social Analysis (IPSA) - Initial Poverty and Social Assessment/Analysis (IPSA) identifies people who may be beneficially or adversely affected by a project. It determines the scope of poverty and the current state of social issues, such as consultation and participation, gender and development, and social safeguards and other social risks that will need to be addressed during project design. It is conducted for all ADB investment projects and programs. View Documents

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