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I would also like to confirm that we would be grateful for your help, 1f we so require 1t, in obtaining financial and/or technical assistance for projects and programmes under our own auspices or under Non Government auspices. Such assistance may well be requested in relation to the National Conservacion Strategy, where we will be specifically interested in promoting conservation; diversifying rural employment; developing tourism; planning good urban environments; utilising wildlife; and promoting sustainable livestock development, amongst other things.

I do hope you find these points a satisfactory basis on which we can build mutual cooperation and benefit. We certainly en joged your visit and the chance it provided to have valuable discussions and to show you something of Botswana. We look forward to continuing che dialogue.

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Rapunt)
H.R. 3750

"Sec. 1301. The Congress finds that

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To provide for further participation by the United States in the International

Development Association, the Asian Development Fund, and the African
Development Bank, for membership for the United States in the Multilateral
Investment Guarantee Agency, for United States acceptance of the merger
of the capital resources of the Inter American Development Bank, for United
States approval and acceptance of a proposed amendment to the Articles of
igreement of the International Bank lor Reconstruction and Development,
and for other purposes.

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development banks should promote sustainable use of
natural resources and the protection of the environ-
ment, public health, and the status of indigenous peo-
ples in devcloping countries;

"(2) multilateral development bank projects, poli-
cics, and loans have Iniled in some cases to provide
ndequate snieguards for the environment, public health,
nntural resources, and indigenous proplos:

"(3) many development rllores of the multilateral
development hanke nrr more enduring and as onselv ir
based on consulentions with directly allccted population

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DECEMBER 11, 1947 Mr. Jocul introduced the following hill; which was relerred to the Committre

100TH CONGRESS

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IN TIIE MOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

on Banking, Finance and Urban Allairs

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groups and communities;

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A BILL
To provide for further participation by the United States in the

International Development Association, the Asian Develop-
ment Fund, and the African Development Bank, for mem.
bership for the United States in the Blultilateral Investment
Guarantee Agency, for United Slates acceptance of the
merger of the capital resources of the Inter American De.
velopment Bank, for United States approval and acceplance
ol a proposed amendment to the Articles of agreement of
the International Bank for Reconstruction and Develop-
ment, and for other purposes.

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2 enduring.
3 "Sec. 1302. The Secretary of the Treasury and the
+ Secretary of State, in cooperation with the Administrator of
5 the agency for International Development, shall vigorously
6 promote mechanisms to strengthen the environmental per-

7 formance of these banks. These mechanisms shall include

strengthening organizational, administrative, and procedural 9 arrangements within the banks which will substantially im

10 prove management of assistance programs necessary to

11 ensure the sustainable use of natural resources and the

1 "(2) To the extent possible, such reviews shall address
2 the economic viability of the project, adverse impacts on the
3 environment, natural resources, public health, and indigenous
4 peoples, and recommendations ns to measures, including al.
5 tematives, that could clininate or mitigate adverse impaces.
6 "(3) Il there is renson to believe that any such loan is
7 particularly likely to have substantial adverse impacts, the
8 Administrator of the agency for International Development,
9 in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the
10 Secretary of Sinte, shall ensure that an affirmative investiga.
11 tion of such impaces is underinken in consultation with rele-
12 vant Federal agencies. Il not classified under the national
13 security system of classification, the information collected
14 pursuant to this paragraph slınll he made arnilable to the
15 public.
16 "(h) The Secretary of the Treasury shall instnict the
17 Executive Directors rrpresenting the limited Suatre ne the
18 International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the
19 Inirr.american Drırlopment Bank, the devin Delopment
20 Bank, and the Mrican Development Bank 10 gr thr inan.
21 agement and other directors of each such bank. 10 provile
?? sufficient tinc breuren the circulation of assistance propuseals

12 protection of indigenous peoples.
13 "Sec. 1303. (a)(1) In the course of roviewing assistance
14 proposals of the multilateral development banks, the Admin-
15 istrator of the Agency for International Development, in con-
16 sultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secre-
17 tary of State, shall ensure that other agencies and appropri-
18 ate United States embassies and overseas missions of the

19 Igency for International Development are instructed to ana20 lyze, where leasible, the environmental impacts of multilater?1 al development loans well in advance of such loans' npproval 2? by the relevant institutions to determine whether the propos. 23 als will contribute to the sustainable developinent of the bor.

:::3 and bank action on those proposals, in one lo permit their :!1 evaluation by mnjor shareholder governments.

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1 "Sec. 1305. The Secretary of the Treasury shall in. 2 struct the United States Executive Directors of the multilat.

1 "(c) Based on the information obtained during the eval2 uation relerred to in subsection (a) and other available infor3 mation, the Administrator of the Agency for International + Development, in consultation with the Secretary of the 5 Treasury and the Secretary of State, shall identify those as. 6 sistance proposals likely to have adverse impacts on the envi. 7 ronment, natural resources, public health, or indigenous peo. 8 ples. The proposals so identified shall be transmitted to the 9 Committee on appropriations and the Committee on Bank10 ing, Finance and Urban Alairs of tho llouse of Representa11 tives and the Committee on Appropriations and the Com12 mittce on Foreign Relations of the Senale, not later than 13 June 30 and December 31 of each year following the date of

3 eral development banks to support the strengthening of edu.
4 cational programs within each multilateral development bank
5 to improve the capacity of mid-level manngers to initiate and
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manage environmental

aspects of development activities, and
7 to train officials of horrowing countries in the conduct of en.
8 vironmental analyses.
9 "Sec. 1306. (a) The Secretary of the Treasury shall
10 instruct the United States Executive Director of each multi-
11 latcral development bank to vigorously and continuously urge
12 that each bank identify and develop methods and procedures

13 to insure that in addition to economic and technical consider

14 enactment of this title.

14 ations, unquantifica cnvironmental values be given appropria 15 ato consideration in decisionmoking, and include in the docu

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"(d) The Secretary of the Treasury shall forward reports

16 concerning information received under subsection (a) to the

10 ments circulnted to the Bonrd of Executive Directors con

17 coming each assistance proposal n deniled statement, to in

18 clude assessment of the benclits and costs of environmental

17 Executive Director representing the United States in the ap-
18 propriate bank with instructions to scek to eliminate or miti-
19 gale adverse impacts which may result from the proposal.
20 "Sec. 1304. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consul-
21 tation with the Secretary of Stalo and the oldministrator of
?? the Agency for International Development, shall create a
23 system for cooperative exchange of informution with other :
24 interested inember countries on assistance proposals of thic
3 inultilateral developinent banks.

19 impacts and possible mitigating incasurrs, on the environ-
20 inental impnce of the proposed action, any adverse environ.
:!1 mental ellects which cannot be nvoided if the proposal is in.
?? plemented, and alternntives in thr proposed action

"(h) Thir Scorciary ni ilir Treasury whill incruce the

:!! Ilmited States Errentive Director of Pitch multilateral alriri.

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1 of design and potential environmental and sociocultural
2 impacts of proposed loans.
3 "Sec. 1307. Not later than January 15 of each year

beginning after the date of the enactment of this title, the
5 Secrelary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary
6 of State and the Administrator of the Agency for the Interna-
7 tional Development, shall submit an annual report on the
8 progress being mado to implement the objectives of this title
9 to the Commilles on Appropriations and the Committee on
10 Banking, Finance and Urban Allairs of the llouse of Repre-
11 sentatives and to the Committee on Appropriations and the
12 Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate.
13 "TITLE XIV-AGRICULTURAL AND COMMODITY

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"(1) increason in the proportion of loans support-
ing environmentally benoficial policies, projects, and
project components;

"(2) the establishment of environmental programs
in appropriato policy-based loans for the purpose of im-
proving natural resourco management, environmental
quality, and protection of biological diversity;

"(3) increases in the proportion of stall with pro-
fessional training and experience in ecology and related
areas and in the areas of anthropological and sociologi-
cal impact analysis to ensure systematic appraisal and
monitoring of environmental and sociocultural impacts
of projects and policies;

**(4) activo and systematio encouragement of par.
ticipation by borrowing countries 'nongovernmental en-
vironmental, community and indigenous peoples' orga-
nizations at all stages of preparations for country lend-
ing strategies, policy based loans, and loans that may
have adverse environmental or sociocultural impacts;

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"Sf.c. 1401. Tho Congress hereby finds the following:

"(1) Tho financing of certain programs and
projects by multilnieral development banks has been of
great concern insofar as the progrning and projects

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