Latest publications of the IDB Blog on Environmental and Social Safeguards

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 […]
April 22, 2019

Earth Day 2019 – Protect Our Species!

Every April 22nd since 1970, the world celebrates Earth Day, which is considered to mark the birth of the modern environmental movement. This year’s theme is […]
April 18, 2019

The Real Custodians of Heritage: Safeguarding Argentina’s Pre-Hispanic Culture

In rural Argentina, an IDB project to restore and conserve the Qhapaq Ñan pre-Hispanic site is empowering local populations as custodians of their ancestral cultural heritage. […]
March 25, 2019

Five steps to include disaster risk management in infrastructure projects

The Word disaster originates from the Greek dis (a negative prefix) and astrum (star), indicating a bad omen, whereas resilience comes from re (repeat) and silire […]
March 4, 2019

The art of development in challenging institutional environments

Strengthening of national and local institutions can be challenging in the most advanced settings, and it can become a monumental task in some developing countries. Finding […]
January 25, 2019

Using training to improve projects’ social and environmental impact management

Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) identify, evaluate, and propose ways to mitigate development projects’ environmental and social consequences. This ensures that nature-protection and social considerations are included […]