Review of EBRD Performance Requirement 7 (Indigenous Peoples)

Plexus was contracted by EBRD to review and benchmark its Indigenous Peoples Standard (PR7). The project was part of the Bank’s update of its Environmental and Social Policy (ESP).

Deliverables

Plexus carried out a detailed review of PR7 and benchmarked it against the standards of other multilateral development banks, including the World Bank, IFC, ADB, IDB, EIB and a range of export credit agencies. We reviewed in particular the World Bank’s new Environmental and Social Framework and emerging trends in the area of Free Prior informed Consent (FPIC).

Outcomes

The review informed the update of EBRD’s ESP and demonstrated that while PR7 was broadly in line with other multilateral development bank standards, there were areas in need of updating to bring EBRD in line with emerging trends, notably FPIC. To this end, Plexus made actionable recommendations to EBRD regarding the update and revision of PR7.

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Client

EBRD

Location

Global

Review of EBRD Performance Requirement 7 (Indigenous Peoples)

Client

EBRD

Location

Global

Plexus was contracted by EBRD to review and benchmark its Indigenous Peoples Standard (PR7). The project was part of the Bank’s update of its Environmental and Social Policy (ESP).

Deliverables

Plexus carried out a detailed review of PR7 and benchmarked it against the standards of other multilateral development banks, including the World Bank, IFC, ADB, IDB, EIB and a range of export credit agencies. We reviewed in particular the World Bank’s new Environmental and Social Framework and emerging trends in the area of Free Prior informed Consent (FPIC).

Outcomes

The review informed the update of EBRD’s ESP and demonstrated that while PR7 was broadly in line with other multilateral development bank standards, there were areas in need of updating to bring EBRD in line with emerging trends, notably FPIC. To this end, Plexus made actionable recommendations to EBRD regarding the update and revision of PR7.

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