Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF)
This Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) is prepared by UNDP to ensure the Yemen Emergency Crisis Response Project (ECRP) is consistent with UNDP’s Social and Environmental Standards (SES) (www.undp.org/ses) and the World Bank’s Environmental and Social Safeguards Policies. The SES require that all UNDP projects consider the potential environmental and social opportunities that a project may generate and ensure that adverse social and environmental risks and impacts are avoided, minimized, mitigated and managed.
The ESMF is intended to serve as a practical tool to guide identification and mitigation of potential environmental and social impacts of proposed investments and as a platform for consultations with stakeholders and potential project beneficiaries. The ESMF identifies the policy triggers for the project, the screening criteria of sub-projects, the likely environmental and social impacts of the sub-projects and the mitigation measures to mitigate the identified risks, assessment of the institutional capacity and measures for capacity-filling gaps.
Although the ECRP is currently in the implementation phase, the ESMF provides a strengthened framework and clarity to ensure consistency with the UNDP SES and World Bank Environmental and Social Safeguards Policies across all sub-projects.