ADB blog: Infrastructure and Safeguards

As multilateral development banks gear up to fill the serious gaps in infrastructure in Asia and elsewhere, attention also focuses on safeguards used to deflect potential spillover damages to communities, habitats and livelihoods from these investments. The value of such defenses is at an all-time high because of the heightened fragility of the environment and society today – as the United Nations’ new Sustainable Development Goals stress.

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Publish Date: 7th October 2015

Last Updated: 7th October 2015

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Cambodia National Environmental Performance Assessment Report-2010

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