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Social Safeguard Questions

  1. Has free, pri­or, and informed con­sent (FPIC) of pri­ma­ry stake­hold­ers been obtained for activ­i­ties affect­ing lands and oth­er resources tra­di­tion­al­ly occu­pied and/or used by those stake­hold­ers? Please see Appen­dix C for addi­tion­al guid­ance about when staff may need to secure FPIC.
  2. If applic­a­ble, does the project ful­ly con­sid­er the dig­ni­ty, human rights, tra­di­tion­al knowl­edge, and cul­tur­al her­itage and prac­tices of peo­ple affect­ed by the project?
  3. If the project con­tributes to sus­tain­able eco­nom­ic and human devel­op­ment, is it done in a man­ner that is social­ly and cul­tur­al­ly appro­pri­ate for the pri­ma­ry stakeholders?
  4. Is full con­sid­er­a­tion giv­en to how to share or dis­trib­ute ben­e­fits from the project equi­tably, fair­ly, and transparently?
  5. How does the project ensure that adverse effects from con­ser­va­tion pro­grams are assessed, pre­vent­ed and mit­i­gat­ed for affect­ed groups?
  6. Are all stake­hold­ers being giv­en the oppor­tu­ni­ty to mean­ing­ful­ly par­tic­i­pate in the con­ser­va­tion process?
  7. If applic­a­ble, does the project inten­tion­al­ly ben­e­fit gen­der equal­i­ty, equi­ty, and wom­en’s empowerment?
  8. Does the project sup­port trans­paren­cy and account­abil­i­ty of nat­ur­al resource con­ser­va­tion and good gov­er­nance by con­sis­tent­ly dis­clos­ing and shar­ing infor­ma­tion about inter­ven­tion plans and results with pri­ma­ry stake­hold­ers in a cul­tur­al­ly appro­pri­ate manner?
  9. Does the project com­ply with applic­a­ble local and nation­al laws, inter­na­tion­al treaties and con­ven­tions, and oth­er rel­e­vant rules?
  10. Is there an account­abil­i­ty sys­tem that is trans­par­ent and acces­si­ble for pri­ma­ry stake­hold­ers to share con­cerns or file com­plaints about the con­ser­va­tion program?
  11. If there is a sig­nif­i­cant risk of adverse impacts that direct­ly threat­en mar­gin­al­ized groups, or that threat­ened the project (e.g., through rep­u­ta­tion­al, finan­cial, or legal risk), is there a mon­i­tor­ing sys­tem in place to track adverse impacts?