The ESF in Practice: A Webinar Training Course for Government Officials and Consultants

Resources for trainers and participants in the webinar training on the application of the Environmental and Social Framework to World Bank Investment Project Financing



Training Objective

To deepen clients’ understanding of the value proposition of the ESF and how to practically apply the ESF during project preparation and implementation

Target Audience

Government and Project Implementation Unit E&S counterparts, country E&S consultants, regional centers’ faculty, and third-party collaborators (recommended maximum capacity of 40 participants)

Training duration

Five modules each consisting of approximately three hours of training (approximately 15 hours total)

Training platform

Zoom webinar or in-person by request

Course Contents

▪ Module 1. World Bank Supported Operations and the Environmental and Social Framework (ESF)

▪ Module 2. Environmental and Social Assessment (ESA) Readiness

▪ Module 3: Stakeholder Engagement Plans (SEP)

▪ Module 4: Labor Management Procedures (LMP)

▪ Module 5: Environmental and Social Commitment Plans (ESCP)


▪ Presentations led by trainers on core concepts and processes

▪ Interactive slides with video examples, case photos, and recall quizzes

▪ Small breakout group exercises, Q&A sessions, plenary discussion with participants

▪ Homework short readings to prepare participants for each module

Case studies

Pre-selected case studies in infrastructure and HD sectors are integrated into course materials.

Trainer modalities (ESF ISU trainer costs split with requesting region)

▪ Option 1: OPSES trainers deliver with regional trainers assisting

▪ Option 2: Regional trainers and OPSES trainers share delivery

▪ Option 3: Regional trainers deliver

▪ Option 4: Training of Trainers' orientation session by OPSES and support as needed

OPSES trainer costs are split with requesting region


Course materials available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic (Portuguese available in September 2022), simultaneous translation may be required in-country


Publicly accessible website repository for the entire training package

Prerequisite for participants

Completion of ESF Fundamentals e-Learning course is required prior to attending:


Attendees who participate in full will receive certificates of completion

For further information and to request trainings, please contact the OPSES team here