This course intends to provide participants with an understanding of good practices, available tools, and the existing ADB and WB requirements as well as those under country systems concerning projects benefiting or affecting indigenous peoples in the Philippines. It focuses particularly on the requirements for a social assessment to assess the social benefits, risks, and impacts associated with development projects, but will also discuss requirements and good practices for consultations and appropriate measures to design projects benefiting or affecting indigenous peoples.
This program aims to provide the elements for improving environmental and social impact assessment skills for development projects. It will present the tools that can be applied for different project arrangements, ranging from more focused ESIAs to Strategic and Cumulative Impact Assessments to the design of frameworks for sectoral programs and Financial Intermediary projects. It will also strengthen the capacity for more effective supervision of safeguard issues during project implementations. Specific objectives include: