Abstract: The IESIA Guidelines are tools used in the implementation of the Bank’s Environmental and Social Assessment Procedures. The major objective of the IESIA Guidelines is to provide guidance to the staff of the Bank and RMCs on how to adequately consider cross-cutting themes while assessing the environmental and social impacts of a project. These guidelines present the most frequent potential impacts and enhancement/mitigation measures for the considered sub-sector. They also provide a brief summary of external factors and the main hazards that can influence sectoral projects. The guidelines also outline indicators that could be useful for monitoring the considered project as well as series of references for further readings. There are presently nine guidelines covering different operational sectors of the Bank, these include: Agriculture; Irrigation; Fisheries; Forestry; Livestock and Rangeland Management; Crop Production Infrastructure; Water Supply; Roads and Railways; Hydropower Production, Transportation and Distribution; Dams and Reservoirs.
Abstract: The objective of this checklist is to provide a tool for effective mainstreaming of gender in infrastructure programs and projects to: (i) guide task managers and implementation teams to plan, design, implement, monitor and evaluate gender-sensitive and responsive infrastructure projects; and (ii) assist RMC projects implementers to become both agents for ensuring effective gender analysis and mainstreaming of gender in Bank supported infrastructure development interventions.
Abstract: The objective of the checklist is to provide a practical tool for Bank staff to enhance the mainstreaming of gender issues into the Bank’s projects in the education sector, with specific focus on HEST. Although the Checklist provides a framework for the integration of gender issues in the project cycle not all the proposed actions are appropriate for all situations. They are, therefore, intended to be flexible and adaptable to the goals and objectives of a particular project.
Abstract: The purpose of the Checklist is to provide Bank staff as well as consultants with a tool to facilitate effective analysis and identification of the gender issues in the health sector, to design appropriate gender sensitive strategies/components, allocations of resources and definition of monitoring indicators through all stages of the project/program cycle. For effective gender analysis and mainstreaming in projects, the Checklists should be used together with the Bank’s Operations Manual and the Environmental and Social Procedures (ESAP). On the use of the ESAP, the preparation of gender-sensitive terms of reference for Environmental and Social Assessment studies should be a key consideration to demonstrate good practices in mainstreaming gender in any Bank funded sector intervention, including health sector projects.
Abstract: Policy on Non Concessional Debt Accumulation
Abstract: The Boards of Directors, on March 19, 2008, approved a new policy on expenditures eligibility for Bank Group financing (Board Document ADB/BD/WP/2007/106/Rev.1 and ADF/BD/WP/2007/72/Rev.1). The objective of the new policy is to strengthen the Bank's focus on results through greater (i) alignment of the expenditure eligibility policy on the development priorities of regional member countries (RMC) and (ii) harmonization with other sister institutions particularly the World Bank. The new policy also seeks to tailor expenditure eligibility to the specific context of each RMC through the introduction of Country Financing Parameters (CFPs).
Abstract: The Boards of Directors of the African Development Bank and the African Development Fund approved the Bank Group’s strategic and operational framework for regional operations during their Informal Session of 19 February 2008. This framework is intended to provide a rigorous but flexible approach to mobilize resources for regional integration in Africa. It is an important building block of the Bank Group’s broader strategy to promote regional integration, which includes advisory and analytical services, capacity building for countries and continental and regional organizations, and the use of ADB resources where appropriate. The framework is anchored in the strong consensus that greater regional integration is a key means for Africa to enhance growth and development, and address common development challenges. The Bank Group sees the financing of Regional Operations as a core element of its development mandate, and these Operations will be selective and focus primarily on two areas: (i) infrastructure, particularly transportation but also energy, water and telecommunication; and (ii) promotion of regional public goods.