Guidance on the Implementation of Policy Directive B.10: Pest and Pesticide Management

Dec 2014
The purpose of this technical note is to provide further guidance on implementing Policy Directive B.10 as it relates to pesticide use, and to propose incorporating the FAO's International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management as a further standard to be considered in the design and implementation of IDB-financed operations. This guidance applies to projects in all sectors where the Bank directly finances the acquisition, production and use of pesticides; these sectors may include, for example, education, housing and transport. In addition, given that one key aspect of both the Policy Directive and the International Code of Conduct is to promote and encourage the use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Integrated Vector Management (IVM), this technical note provides background information and guidance on fostering their use.