2016 Development Finance Institutions Social Experts Meeting (ADB Headquarters, 20-22 September 2016)

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) hosted for the first time the Development Finance Institutions (DFI) Social Experts Meeting on 20-22 September 2016 at the ADB Headquarters in Manila. The meeting discussed the latest policies and good practice on labor standards and supply chain management, migrants and refugees, livelihood restoration, and urban peri-urban resettlement. It provided a venue for sharing knowledge and expertise on emerging issues and challenges among social development and safeguards practitioners.

The Meeting was attended by social experts from Agence Française de Développement (AFD), African Development Bank (AfDB), Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), European Investment Bank (EIB), International Finance Corporation (IFC), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Germany's KfW Development Bank, World Bank, and ADB. It was the first time for AIIB, which was established in December 2015, to participate in the annual Social Experts Meeting. IFC will be the host of the next meeting which will tentatively be held in November 2017.