Posted by Matthew Waller

Advice on protecting migrant workers in the context of Covid-19

This Interim Advice provides guidance to European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) clients on how to respond to the particular challenges experienced by migrant workers during the COVID-19 outbreak. It does not create any new or additional standards for clients, but rather provides guidance on the kinds of actions that clients might take to meet their obligations under EBRD Performance Requirements (PR) and IFC Performance Standards (PS) with respect to migrant workers employed directly by clients or by contractors and subcontractors to a client. It also sets out examples of good practice that go beyond compliance in response to the jobs-related impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak on migrant workers.