Safeguard Policy Review

A source for the latest important information on the environmental and social safeguard policy review, development, and consultation process.

Modernizing the Safeguard Policy Statement

ADB is conducting a comprehensive review and update of its 2009 Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS). In the 10 years of the policy’s implementation, ADB has improved the capacity of developing member countries and private sector clients to manage social and environmental risks. With the changing contexts in countries and regions, the SPS needs to be updated to remain relevant and robust in responding to evolving development needs.

References on the Safeguard Policy Review

The following resources serve as consultation materials, guiding documents, and background information that aim to support ADB and its stakeholders in the review and update process.