NDRMF is a socially responsible organization and has established a structured and systematic mechanism to address social issues as a core function of its management system. NDRMF social safeguards policies are based on its Environmental Social Management System (ESMS). ESMs are in line with existing policies and strategies of the GOP and international best standards of donor agencies. It ensures that the Fund’s financing activities avoid, minimize and/or manage adverse social impacts and enhance positive social values of the projects.
The premise of ESMS of NDRMF is based on Land Acquisition Act 1894, Safeguard Policy Statement of ADB, 2009, ADB, ADB policy & Procedures on Resettlement, World Bank Involuntary Resettlement Policy OP/BP# 4.12, National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) and the National Flood Protection Plan IV (NFPP-IV). The objective to devise ESMS is to enhance the social performance, fulfillment of compliance obligations and achievement of socio-economic development by making Pakistan resilient against natural disasters.
The Social Safeguards unit of NDRMF conducts regular field visits to validate the project information provided by the FIP in accordance to ground realities for due diligence and substantiate the project in the execution stage.
Draft social safeguards documents or reports are disclosed on the NDRMF website under Disclosure for public disclosure and transparency. Final safeguards documents/reports of NDRMF social safeguards documents are available on the NDRMF website in the Project Document section.
NDRMF has established its overall GRM to receive and redress the concerns and suggestions for smooth and grievance free implementation of the projects in transparent manners with cultural acceptability. NDRMF and the FIPs ensure the establishment and operationalization of similar mechanisms in the FIPs offices and on project sites. The complaints are received, properly logged and redressed under GRM in a stipulated time frame. The record is available in NDRMF archives.
NDRMF is a government-owned not-for-profit institution registered with the Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan under Section 42