NGO Comments ​on Safeguard Policies & Project Implementation


Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank - Draft Environmental and Social Safeguard Framework


 NGO Forum on ADB:  A Comprehensive Critique of the Draft Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).


Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact has called for greater respect for the rights of indigenous peoples in its comments on the draft Environmental and Social Framework of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The comments endorsed by 119 organizations from 27 countries include recommendations for stronger safeguard for indigenous peoples. October 2015.


亚投行环境和社会保障政策的高标准如何体现?Summary of Green Watershed Critique of AIIB Consultation Process and Draft AIIB ESF. Green Watershed, Kunming, Yunnan, China presents questions and concerns about AIIB consultation process,  information disclosure, accountability mechanism, use of country systems, sector policies, and conflict areas.  (For those not fluent in Chinese, google translate does a semi-passable job of translating this summary.)


Special Rapporteurs and Independent Experts of the UN Human Rights Council Comments on the Draft Environmental and Social Framework of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and letter to AIIB.  In their joint letter the UN human rights experts welcomed the steps taken by the AIIB to establish mandatory environmental and social standards, but recommended that human rights should be more rigorously integrated within the proposed safeguard policies.  The experts said that human rights norms apply as well to AIIB’s own business conduct, noting that all prospective founding members of the bank have ratified several binding international human rights treaties. 


ESS Bank Dunia, ESS AIIB, IDPL dan Pelemahan Country Systems, Presentation in Bahasa Indonesia about WB, AIIB safeguards policies, infrastructure and environment. The Ecological Justice, October 2015. 


Pelemahan Country Systems Indonesia dalam Situasi Pelemahan ESS, The Ecological Justice, September 2015.


Infrastruktur, Sumber Daya Alam dan Arus Uang: Identifikasi Scenario dan Resiko Mega Proyek Infrastuktur Indonesia terhadap Masyarakat, Hutan, dan Lingkungan Hidup. The Ecological Justice, August 2015. (Infrastructure, Natural Resources and Financial Flows: Identification of the Scenarios and Risks of Infrastructure Mega-Projects in Indonesia for Communities, Forests, and the Environment. Document in Bahasa Indonesia, presents overview Indonesian infrastructure plans, environmental/social impact and  financial flows (AIIB, ADB, WB, IFC).


Ecological Justice, Ulu Foundation, Urgewald. From Volkswagen to Infrastructure Finance, You Get What You Inspect, Not What You Expect: The Risks of Client Self-Assessment, Self-Monitoring and Self-Regulation at the World Bank and AIIB, September 2015.


Urgewald: Deutsche Mitgliedschaft in der Asiatischen Infrastruktur Investitionsbank (AIIB): Gesetzlicher Zustimmungsprozess soll beschleunigt werden, aber kritische Fragen zu Umwelt und Menschenrechtsschutz bleiben ungeklärt. September 2015.


Comparison of AIIB ESF with Safeguards at World Bank, ADB, IFC


German Institute for Human Rights. Comments on the AIIB’s Draft Environmental and Social Framework dated 3rd August 2015
Die sich derzeit in Gründung befindliche Asiatische Infrastruktur-Investitionsbank (AIIB) soll zum 1. Januar 2016 ihren Geschäftsbetrieb aufnehmen. Wie klassische Entwicklungsbanken soll sie auch über Umwelt- und Sozialstandards verfügen, mit denen sie sicherstellen will, dass die von ihr geförderten Vorhaben keine schädlichen sozialen oder ökologischen Folgen haben.


Inclusive Development International. Comments on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Draft Environmental and Social Framework October 12, 2015. Focus on resettlement.


The International Network on Displacement and Resettlement, Professional Association of Resettlement Specialists. Commentaries on the AIIB draft Environmental and Social Framework From the international network on Displacement and Resettlement. October 23, 2015.

International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). Comments on  Consultation Draft - Environmental and Social Framework - Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

Ensuring a Robust Accountability Framework at the AIIB, October 23, 2015. CIEL and14 NGOs from Senegal, Nigeria, Georgia, Argentina, Netherlands, USA, Bangladesh, Cambodia and Germany.

Amnesty International's Submission to the AIIB ESF Consultation.

Coalition for human rights in development, Groups Urge AIIB to Hold a Real Consultation on its Draft Policies. October 23, 2015. 

EarthRights International: Comments on the Draft Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Environmental and Social Framework


​El Nuevo Banco de Desarrollo de los BRICS y el Banco Asiático de Inversiones para InfraestructurIniciativa para las Inversiones Sustentables China América-Latina