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[PDF] Risk, responsibility and human rights: Taking a rights-based approach to trade and project finance

[T]his discussion paper proposes a framework, based on best practices, for mainstreaming human rights concerns into all stages of the project cycle [for projects supported by export credit agencies, World Bank, IFC and other public international financial institutions]...[T]he framework covers four key phases: i) the preparatory phase of the project (feasibility study, needs and options assessment); ii), the project development phase (Human Rights Impact Assessment); iii) [public international financial institution] project categorization, review and appraisal (screening, categorization including ‘No Go’ zones and categorical prohibitions review, setting conditionalities); and finally, iv) project implementation (monitoring and compliance). [refers to Nortel Networks]