Guidelines on Consultation and Stakeholder Engagement in IDB Projects

Jul 2013
This document sets out the basic principles that should guide public consultation and stakeholder engagement in IDB-financed projects. It is intended to complement existing safeguards policy requirements and is designed to help borrowers plan and implement public consultation in a more effective and consistent way. It considers why consultation should be carried out, what consultation comprises, who should be involved, and when and where consultation should take place. It also summarizes some of the ways in which consultation can be carried out more effectively.