Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF)

29 Mar 2019
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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.

 

 

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