This Guidance Note has been prepared by, and is issued on the responsibility of, the Environmental and Social (E&S) Practitioners from Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) of Members of the OECD Working Party on Export Credits and Credit Guarantees for guidance when ECAs choose to use environmental and social consultancy services.
This Guidance Note has been developed in the framework of technical work undertaken by Practitioners relating to the application of the Recommendation of the Council on Common Approaches for Officially Supported Export Credits and Environmental and Social Due Diligence [TAD/ECG(2016)3] (the "Common Approaches"); it may, however, be used by any ECA (or any party acting on an ECA's behalf) wishing to follow good practices when using environmental and social consultancy services.
The aim of this Guidance Note is to provide a compilation of good practices in the use of environmental and social consultancy services by ECAs. Its aim is not to replace, modify or supersede any relevant policies or processes that ECAs may have developed, or may develop in the future, for procuring and managing such services. Accordingly, this Guidance Note should not be considered as a standard or as a required action list, but as a tool to be used by ECAs as appropriate and at their own discretion. It is also important to note that other actions may be appropriate on a project-by-project and ECA-by-ECA basis.
Guidance Note on Good Practice in the use of Consultants by Export Credit Agencies: TAD/ECG(2016)9/FINAL