Introduction to the World Bank Environmental and Social Framework

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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- Mar 3, 2021
Hello, Am I supposed to have a certificate of the completed course.


- Feb 17, 2021
very insightful course , thanks for the opprtunity


- Feb 15, 2021
lam glad to join the flatform which will enable me to interact with various intellectuals.

Mohamed Moge

- Jan 30, 2021
very nice course

Mohamed Moge

- Jan 30, 2021
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- Dec 7, 2020
Nice Course


- Nov 13, 2020
Environment is our common home indeed

Nasiru Bello

- Oct 16, 2020
Hello there I am glad to join the discussion and hope to get the certificate and improve my skills on the subject matter


- Oct 12, 2020
Hi there, what would we get once we finish the course successfully? Certificate, or...

Miahmmed Ameen Hussein

- Jan 17, 2021
did you get any certificate?
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