Introduction to the World Bank Environmental and Social Framework
Self-Paced eLearning

Introduction to the World Bank Environmental and Social Framework

On August 4, 2016, the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved the Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) to help protect people and the environment in the investment projects it finances. The Environmental and Social Framework is made up of the World Bank’s vision for sustainable development, the World Bank’s Environmental and Social Policy for Investment Project Financing, and ten Environmental and Social Standards. These set out the mandatory requirements for the World Bank and for Borrowers to address environmental and social risks and impacts in investment projects. Examples of these requirements include conducting environmental and social impact assessments, consulting with affected communities about potential project impacts, and restoring the livelihoods of displaced people. This self-paced eLearning course will introduce participants to the content of the Environmental and Social Framework. It is strongly recommended that participants carefully read the ESF together with the course in order to deepen their understanding of the ESF. The ESF and other resource materials are available on:

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- Sep 6, 2022
A very ease to understand course designed in very simple language and concepts. Cant access the evaluation page and certificate (if any)


- Aug 31, 2022
very interesting course but i could not get open the portion of (submit your evaluation) consequently there is no certificate on the completion of this course.


- Aug 2, 2022
Very informative course


- Jul 19, 2022
i just completed this course some hours ago, but I couldn't access the course evaluation and I cannot access my certificate of completion. thanks


- Jun 26, 2022
Very informative and augmenting the Kenya ESIA framework

Mussie Hailegeorgis

- May 1, 2022
Hello. Thank you very much for the opportunity to attend the course. It is interesting. I could not do the course evaluation. The message from the browser is that I can not reach that page. The other thing is that I was expecting certification for this course. How I can get the certificate for the completion of the course?


- Dec 28, 2021
I went through the whole lesson, and now I gained lots of insight into WB Environmental and Social concerns. Thanks to the Course


- Dec 14, 2021
This course is impactful

Mahaman Mourtala

- Oct 15, 2021
Very interesting course!


- Aug 20, 2021
This was very insightful and informative.
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