Meaningful Stakeholder Consultation

Jul 2017
This publication describes principles and content that should be present for a consultation process to be considered meaningful. It is consistent with existing IDB environmental and social safeguards policies, and reflects both explicit and implicit requirements in these policies and accompanying procedures and requirements. It is also broadly consistent with policy requirements of other IFIs, and with national legislation in many countries. The content of the note has also been informed by international good practice developed not only by IFIs, but also by UN agencies such as UNDP; academia; civil society; and others, both through formal policy language or guidance, and more informally through evolving case practice experience.