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Comparison of WBG Safeguards and Performance Standards with Other MDBs


WB Safeguard Policiesa


IFC/MIGA Policy and Performance Standards on Social and Environmental Sustainability (2006/2007)

EBRD Environmental and Social Policy and Performance Requirements (2008)

African Development Bank Group Safeguard Policies

Asian Development Bank Safeguard Policy Statement

(July 2009)

Inter-American Development Bank E&S Standards (2006)



PS1: Social and Environmental Assessment and Management System

PR1: Environmental and Social Appraisal and Management 

PR 9: Financial Intermediaries


SR4: Special Requirements for Different Financing Modalities



4.01Environmental Assessment (1999)

4.04 Natural Habitats (2001) 

4.36 Forests (2002)


4.09 Pest Management (1998)

4.11 Physical Cultural Resources (2006)

4..37 Safety of Dams (2001)

PS6: Biodiversity Conversation and Sustainable Natural Resource Management 


PS3: Pollution Prevention and Abatement

PS8: Cultural Heritage


PR6: Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management of Living Natural Resources

PR3: Pollution Prevention and Abatement

PR8: Cultural Heritage



Policy on the Environment (2004)

Policy on Integrated Water Resources Management (2000)

Agriculture and Rural Development Sector (2000)

SR1: Environment


Environment and Safeguard Compliance Policy (2006)


Disaster Risk Management Policy


Disclosure of Information Policy


4.12 Involuntary Resettlement (2001)




4.10 Indigenous Peoples (2005)



PS5: Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement



PS7: Indigenous Peoples


PS2: Labor and Working Conditions

PS4: Community Health, Safety and Security

PR5: Land Acquisition, Involuntary Resettlement and Economic Displacement

PR7: Indigenous Peoples


PR2: Labor and Working Conditions


PR4: Community Health, Safety and Security 

PR 10: Information Disclosure and Stakeholder Engagement

Involuntary Resettlement Policy (November 2003)




SR2: Involuntary resettlement 



SR3: Indigenous Peoples safeguards 

Involuntary Resettlement Policy



Operational Policy on Indigenous Peoples (IPP) – Operating Guidelines (2006)


7.50 International Waterways (2001)

7.60 Disputed Areas (2001)