The National Action Plan

Leading by example

Outcome 1.1: Promoting RBC Globally

Ongoing commitments and initiatives

Promotion of Robust Safeguards at the World Bank and other International Financial Institutions (IFIs) [page 9]: The U.S. government will continue to play a leading role in encouraging strong safeguard and sustainability policies across multilateral development banks and other IFIs. Over the course of the World Bank’s recently-completed Safeguards review, the U.S. government supported strong provisions in the Bank’s Environmental and Social Framework approved in August 2016, including a new safeguard on labor and working conditions, and encouraged the World Bank to incorporate human rights issues in its safeguards. Implementing department or agency: Treasury, DOL, State, USAID