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.
- The World Bank in an Age of Populism
This post is also available in: Arabic SpanishThe rise of populist movements in many of the World Bank’s member countries poses new challenges for a Bank that is accountable to its Board. This session will put this year’s Spring Meetings in the context of one of the biggest changes in th...
- IDA18 in a Changing World
This post is also available in: Arabic Spanish After several months of negotiations, and the announcement of a record $75 billion replenishment for the World Bank’s fund for the poorest countries, the final IDA18 replenishment report was publicly released in late January, 2017. The agree...
- CSO Letter to Executive VP and CEO of International Finance Corporation Mr. Philippe Le Houérou on Social/Environmental Impacts of IFC’s Financial Intermediary Portfolio
This post is also available in: Arabic SpanishVia Electronic Mail Mr. Philippe Le Houérou Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, International Finance Corporation 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20433 cc: Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group Dear Mr. Le H...