Environmental and Social Safeguards

This Policy states the principles with regard to social and environmental safeguards that the GEF shall apply to those operations that it finances. It also lists the criteria and minimum requirements on environmental and social safeguard systems that all GEF Partner Agencies shall be expected to meet in order to implement GEF-financed projects. 


GEF Policy

GEF Guideline

GEF Agency Action Plans


Background Documents
  • GEF/C.45/10 Review of GEF Agencies on Environmental and Social Safeguards and Gender Mainstreaming

    GEF.C.41.10.Rev.01GEF Policy on Agency Minimum Standards on Environmental and Social Safeguards

    GEF/C.40/10/Rev.1GEF Policies on Environmental and Social Safeguard Standards and Gender Mainstreaming