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Four quick ways to drastically improve the World Bank’s social and environmental protection policies

August 1st, 2016 by Posted in Newsroom/ Lastest

This post was written by Nadia Daar, Head of Oxfam International’s Washington Office.

Last week, the World Bank released the latest draft of their Environmental and Social Framework. Colloquially known as “the safeguards”, these policies are meant to protect people and the environment from any damaging impacts from the Bank’s projects.

However, we found the draft sorely disappointing. The Board of Directors will make a final decision about whether or not to approve the safeguards on August 4. We’re urging Bank officials to make four simple fixes that would drastically improve these policies.

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