Use of Country Systems: Equivalence Analysis

Himberg, Harvey
Nov 2011
The overall objectives of this technical note are as follows: (a) develop and provide specific, detailed Use of Country Systems (UCS) guidance for "Equivalence Analysis" for the borrowing country's environmental and social safeguards systems (the set of laws and regulations, including its procedural requirements for their implementation); (b) identify gaps; (c) identify and propose a staged approach to fill the gaps; and (d) prepare an action plan to fill the identified gaps, with a focus on those elements identified as least deficient areas. This is part of a more general effort to build the necessary tools and guidance for implementation of UCS at the IDB.