safeguards

Strengthening Indonesia's environmental safeguards

Date of Release: 
Dec 11 2014

Protecting the environment starts with policymaking as well as the development and design of projects. Environmental safeguarding tools can minimize hidden environmental costs and should be brought to the forefront of the environmental agenda by the new Environment and Forestry Ministry.

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ADB’s Social and Environmental Safeguards, with Improvements, can be a Benchmark

Date of Release: 
Nov 11 2014

Effective safeguards to minimize damage that development projects can cause to communities and the environment are needed more than ever as new sources of international financing for infrastructure become available to emerging economies, says Independent Evaluation at the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Independent Evaluation’s just-released review of ADB’s safeguards policy underscores the importance of social and environmental care in operations, and increasing the commitment and capability of client countries to apply these shields in development projects.

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