Category A and B reports

All long term transactions that GIEK evaluates for financing are assessed and assigned a category of A, B, or C, based on environmental and social sensitivity as defined by the OECD Common Approaches.  

CATEGORY A projects are expected to have significant adverse social and/or environmental impacts that are diverse, irreversible, or unprecedented.

CATEGORY B projects are expected to have limited adverse social and/or environmental impacts that can be readily addressed through mitigation measures.

CATEGORY C projects are expected to have minimal or no adverse impact.

Projects in category A require an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) that meets international standards. These ESIAs need to be made available for public comment at least 30 days before a decision to issue a policy.

Category B projects need to have sufficient environmental and social impact documentation, and where appropriate, an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA).

GIEK is also required to report to the OECD on all category A and B projects that have received GIEK support.

 Current Category A and B project applications:

Date published

Project name




ESIA report



Tanzania Thermal power plant A ESIA Kinyezeri appendices



Category A and B Projects with Guarantees issued by GIEK:

Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA), or relevant documentation for the following Cat. A and B projects with already issued guarantees by GIEK will be made available upon request.  

Submitting feedback or requesting additional information:

Submissions from stakeholders or requests for additional environmental and social information pertaining to pending or existing guarantees can be sent to:

Policy year

Project name





Northwind offshore wind farm



2012 Bajo Frio hydropower project Panama A  

Guaigui Hydro-Electric Dam Project

Dominican Republic A




Ubungo 100 MW gas power plant

Tanzania  B  

Golar Floating Storage and Regasification Unit – Dubai

United Arab Emirates A  

Malthus AS hostel modules

Canada A Associated with a nickel plant
2009 Equipment for the production of CaSi Bhutan B  

Sakhalin – delivery of 2 ferries for crew transport

Russia A Mobile units (ferry ships)
2008 Reliance Industries Ltd. India A

Deliveries to the oil and gas field KG-D6 on Indian shelf


Namanve thermal power project

Uganda B  















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