Global Portfolio Review of Labor Influx and Social Risk

In 2017 the World Bank contracted Plexus to carry out a global portfolio review of labour influx and social risk management in World Bank-financed road and urban infrastructure, energy, water and renewable energy projects. The Bank commissioned this study as part of a series of actions set in motion by issues related to the Uganda Transport Sector Development Project.

Deliverables

The review examined the extent to which social impacts associated with labor influx are identified and managed in project planning, development and implementation and made recommendations to improve any shortcomings as well as to share good practices identified.

The review was carried out in two phases. Phase 1 examined 20 Bank-financed projects in construction. During Phase 2, a review of a further 45 projects in the planning stages was carried out. The work featured a combination of desktop review and in-country visits to selected projects, featuring interviews of Bank, project and stakeholder representatives. A key focus was the extent to which gender-based violence and related issues were addressed.

Outcomes

The review, conducted between January 2017 and January 2019, resulted in a report to the Board of the World Bank. The report incorporated actionable recommendations on how the Bank and its clients can address labour influx. It also resulted in a follow-up workshop with EBRD on 23 September 2019 in London. A summary of the two phases of the project is available at the links below.

Summary documents:

Phase 1 Labor Influx Review
Phase 2 Labor Influx Review

Client

World Bank

Location

Global

Global Portfolio Review of Labor Influx and Social Risk

Client

World Bank

Location

Global

In 2017 the World Bank contracted Plexus to carry out a global portfolio review of labour influx and social risk management in World Bank-financed road and urban infrastructure, energy, water and renewable energy projects. The Bank commissioned this study as part of a series of actions set in motion by issues related to the Uganda Transport Sector Development Project.

Deliverables

The review examined the extent to which social impacts associated with labor influx are identified and managed in project planning, development and implementation and made recommendations to improve any shortcomings as well as to share good practices identified.

The review was carried out in two phases. Phase 1 examined 20 Bank-financed projects in construction. During Phase 2, a review of a further 45 projects in the planning stages was carried out. The work featured a combination of desktop review and in-country visits to selected projects, featuring interviews of Bank, project and stakeholder representatives. A key focus was the extent to which gender-based violence and related issues were addressed.

Outcomes

The review, conducted between January 2017 and January 2019, resulted in a report to the Board of the World Bank. The report incorporated actionable recommendations on how the Bank and its clients can address labour influx. It also resulted in a follow-up workshop with EBRD on 23 September 2019 in London. A summary of the two phases of the project is available at the links below.

Summary documents:

Phase 1 Labor Influx Review
Phase 2 Labor Influx Review