HRDD Protocol

What's different about the HRDD Protocol?

  1. Uses a normative human rights framework against which to measure impacts, which is comprehensive in scope and analyzes contextual risk factors.
  2. Assesses and characterizes project risk by severity of impacts on people, not by cost of investment or probability.
  3. Addresses risks using a mitigation hierarchy to prevent human rights abuses and avoid adverse impacts, focusing on restitution rather than compensation.
  4. Employs active due diligence on the part of the bank and borrower, calibrated to significance of social risk.
  5. Ensures transparent and participatory processes, including community confirmation of impact assessments, with active monitoring.
  6. Ensures positive development and poverty reduction impact.
  7. Integrates processes of community engagement, risk analysis, impact assessment, project design, monitoring, supervision, and allocation of resources to ensure that each is informed by and feeding back into the other.

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HRDD Risk Analysis and Impact Assessment Protocol Process Flow

View the Risk Analysis and Impact Assessment Protocol below or download here.