How is the World Bank's newest safeguards document different from the initial draft?

Following extensive public consultations, the World Bank has released the second draft of its proposed social and environmental safeguards. While this version differs from the first draft in a lot of ways, human rights groups say it "will vastly weaken protections for affected communities," Devex has learned.

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  • Jeff Tyson

    Jeff is a former global development reporter for Devex. Based in Washington, D.C., he covers multilateral affairs, U.S. aid, and international development trends. He has worked with human rights organizations in both Senegal and the U.S., and prior to joining Devex worked as a production assistant at National Public Radio. He holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and French from the University of Rochester.