This five-week on-line course offers an overview of the principles and content that should be present for a consultation process to be considered “meaningful”. Since it is not feasible to discuss every possible circumstance in detail, the course reflects on principles and gives overall guidance, rather than a standard blueprint or “one size fits all” approach. Broadly, the course addresses three aspects of how consultation is approached in IDB policies and how good practice has evolved: (i) Explicit mandatory and binding requirements related to consultation in IDB policies and guidelines; (ii) Implicit requirements of the consultation process not stated explicitly in the policies, but that are necessary conditions and inputs to achieve the more explicit requirements; and (iii) International good practice related to consultation as developed in recent years, both by IDB and other development agencies, academia, civil society and others. This course is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
DATE: 9 October 2018ORGANIZERS: