The Bank Information Center partners with civil society in developing and transition countries to influence the World Bank and other international financial institutions to promote social and economic justice and ecological sustainability.
BIC works to advocate for economic, social, cultural, and environmental rights. Currently, our principal campaign is for the World Bank’s Safeguards review.
BIC organizes workshops on issues like access to information and coordinate on project monitoring with civil society partners around the world.
BIC monitors high-risk or otherwise problematic projects throughout the world financed by Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) like the World Bank Group.
- World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings: Issues to Watch
This post is also available in: Arabic SpanishThe Spring Meetings[*] of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund do not just serve as an opportunity for central bankers, finance ministers, and private sector executives to discuss the global economy and their new, innovative ideas for end...
- FY18 Omnibus: U.S. Contributions to International Financial Institutions
This post is also available in: Arabic SpanishFY18 Omnibus: IFI Contributions The FY18 Omnibus included nearly $1.5 billion in funding for the IFIs. At a time when the U.S. commitment to multilateralism is in question, this spending bill suggests that using the multilateral development banks to reac...
- AIIB: Comments on Draft Policy on Public Information
This post is also available in: Arabic SpanishThis press release was posted on the website for Centre for Law and Democracy on March 19, 2018. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) published a Draft Policy on Public Information in January 2018. According to Comments by the Centre for Law a...