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Performance Standard 8

Performance Standard 8: Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage (2012)

Cultural heritage encompasses properties and sites of archaeological, historical, cultural, artistic, and religious significance. It also refers to unique environmental features and cultural knowledge, as well as intangible forms of culture embodying traditional lifestyles that should be preserved for current and future generations. PS8 aims to guide companies in protecting cultural heritage from adverse impacts of project activities and supporting its preservation. It also promotes the equitable sharing of benefits from the use of cultural heritage.


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Cultural Heritage (2006)

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2012 Performance Standards

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2012 Guidance Notes

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2006 Performance Standards

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2006 Guidance Notes

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Interpretation Notes


World Bank Group Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Guidelines


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