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Consultation on the review of Environmental and Social Policy (ESP) 2019 and Access to Information Policy (AIP) 2019


EBRD’s Environmental and Social Policy (ESP) and Access to Information Policy (AIP) detail the Bank’s commitments to promoting environmentally sound and sustainable development in the full range of its activities, while upholding transparency with regards to its operations and activities. To ensure that these policies remain current, reflect new and emerging contexts in the Bank’s countries of operations, consider emerging best practices and incorporate lessons learned, the Bank reviews each of the ESP and AIP every five (5) years.  Following entry into effect of the current policies in January 2020, the Bank is commencing its next review in 2023, in anticipation of updated versions of each of these policies being prepared and published in 2024. 

The policy update will occur in three phases:

Input from the public is invaluable to the policy update process. This website has been developed as a means of sharing information and documentation related to the policy review and receiving feedback, as well as announcing public consultation events where we invite the public to have their say.  Please refer to the tabs to the right for more information on the policy review process and how to participate.


Key documents related to the policy can be found below. Additional documents will be disclosed as they are available.

Access to Information Policy (AIP)

The Current (2019) AIP

Environmental and Social Policy (ESP)

Current (2019) ESP