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.
- Human Rights Day 2016: World Bank should promote human rights through genuine citizen engagement
This post is also available in: Arabic SpanishAs we prepare to celebrate Human Rights Day on December 10th, we stand with dozens of other civil society groups around the world that are calling on development finance institutions, governments, and businesses to Stand up for Human Rights in Developmen...
- Alert: Eviction order issued to the Sengwer people to leave their ancestral land – with just 7 days notice
This post is also available in: Arabic Spanish Despite promises from World Bank President Jim Kim over two years ago to personally assist in addressing tensions over indigenous land rights in Kenya, approximately 1200 families of the Sengwer indigenous community were told by the Kenya Forest Service...
- Civil Society Analysis Finds AIIB Access to Information Policy Needs Improvement
This post is also available in: Arabic SpanishREUTERS/Mark Schiefelbein/Pool The Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD) and the Bank Information Center (BIC) have jointly prepared Comments on the Public Information Interim Policy of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in preparation for the...