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

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.