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Sustainability guidance note: Designing and ensuring meaningful stakeholder engagement on GCF-financed projects

Sustainability guidance note: Designing and ensuring meaningful stakeholder engagement on GCF-financed projects

Stakeholder engagement is a key component that applies to all activities financed by GCF. Requiring Accredited Entities to establish meaningful consultation and engagement processes is a strategic priority embedded in the environmental and social management system for GCF and the environmental and social safeguards, Environmental and Social Policy, Gender Policy and Indigenous Peoples Policy of GCF.

Designing stakeholder engagement plans that incorporate multiple interests and issues while simultaneously complying with a range of policies and regulations may at first seem overwhelming. This guidance note offers practical steps for getting started, and for developing tools and approaches that can benefit all parties over the life of a project and beyond. It provides guidance on how to meet the requirements for stakeholder engagement and consultation outlined in GCF policies. The guidance note is not a Fund policy, nor mandatory and it does not substitute for the need to exercise sound judgment in making decisions related to stakeholder engagement in projects and programmes.
Cover date
01 April 2019
Table of contents
  • Overview
  • GCF stakeholder engagement requirements
  • What is "meaningful" consultation and engagement?
  • Steps to developing a meaningful stakeholder engagement
  • Readiness support for stakeholder engagement activities
  • Conclusion