Safeguard Policy Statement Review and Update: Policy Architecture Study (Draft for Consultation)

Institutional Document | September 2021

This document is a consultation draft for external stakeholders. Views and comments on this consultation draft will feedback into the architecture and scope of the revised safeguards policy.

This consultation draft summarizes the findings of an architecture study, which (i) reviewed ADB’s current safeguard architecture; and (ii) undertook a broad comparison of the architecture models of other multilateral financial institutions (MFI). The study has been informed by internal discussions with ADB staff and management and provides recommendations for a revised safeguards policy architecture and scope.


  • Introduction
  • The Safeguards Policy Statement Architecture Study
  • Moving Towards a Performance Standards Model—Implications for ADB
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • Safeguards
  • 26
  • 8.5 x 11

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