The World Bank in partnership with the Philippine Learning Center for Environment and Social Sustainability (PHILCESS), University of the Philippines, delivered the first International Symposium on Social Impact Assessment (SIA) in East Asia and the Pacific on June 7, 2022. Over 500 participants from countries across the globe attended this virtual event. The symposium was the largest-ever global forum on the Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) hosted by the Bank, underlining the importance of this topic.
The event showcased country presentations from Australia, China, Malaysia, and the Philippines, and discussions on SIA principles and trends, SIA practices in East Asia and the Pacific. A panel session was also held to discuss the challenges and opportunities to foster SIA in the Region.
Download and read the full communique produced by World Bank here.