Summary of the Analytical Study for the Safeguard Policy Review and Update: Labor and Working Conditions (Draft for Consultation)

Institutional Document | November 2021

This document provides a summary of the analytical study on labor and working conditions (LWC).

Overall, the study finds that a clear risk assessment framework with corresponding measures to address assessed risks would benefit from a LWC perspective. For example, while treatment of the health and safety component of the LWC is squarely in the SPS, there is a need for clearer requirements and guidance on risk assessment. More training of staff and borrowers to conduct those assessment is also needed.


  • Introduction
  • Methodology
  • IED Findings on Labor and Working Conditions
  • Overview of Policy Principles and Requirements for LWC
  • Summary of the Key Findings of LWC Benchmarking Study
  • Key Issues for Further Consideration
  • Next Steps

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • Safeguards
  • Social development and protection
  • Social protection - labor and employment
  • 7
  • 8.5 x 11

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