October 9, 2019

Environmental and Social Safeguards Coming to a Crossroad: Analysis of Alternatives in Project Development

If you consider the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) as the skeleton of a project, the Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) can certainly be considered as […]
October 2, 2019

A visual journey into Environmental and Social Safeguards

In this blog, we celebrate the value of IDB safeguards through the lens of our specialists across the region. Full blog by ESG Communications
September 18, 2019

International Coastal Cleanup Day: Planet or Plastic

As summer draws to a close in the northern hemisphere, we should ask ourselves a question–besides the white sands and the blue sea, what else are […]
September 3, 2019

Can sustainable hydropower provide more than just electricity?

Can you even have sustainability and hydropower in the same sentence? It’s a question that for years has challenged development practitioners (and bolstered critics) of this […]
August 7, 2019

From the summits of La Paz, to the coast of Jamaica. Celebrating their independence and safeguards.

Bolivia and Jamaica represent two faces of the geography of our atmosphere. While Bolivia offers breathtaking snowy mountains, typical of the Andes Cordillera, Jamaica brings paradise-like […]
July 25, 2019

Celebrating Sustainability and Safeguards on Peru´s Independence Day

Thinking about Perú brings to life images of breathtaking green valleys that are lost in sight, vibrant Inca infrastructure, and a world-class cultural and natural richness […]
July 18, 2019

Celebrating sustainability and safeguards on Colombia’s Independence Day

Home to more than 48 million people, Colombia is the fourth biggest economy in South America. With over 400.800 square miles and nearly 85 ecosystems made […]
June 4, 2019

How do we ensure compliance with environmental and social commitments in development projects?

The environmental and social safeguard policies have as objectives to prevent, minimize and mitigate adverse impacts that affect the environment and society. They also promote the […]
April 30, 2019

Do you want to know what is essential for the socio-environmental management of projects?

To help increase the capacities of counterparts and executing agencies in matters of environmental and social risk management, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) offers its course […]