Wall Street Journal: “World Bank Forms Task Force to Tackle Rape, Other Abuses at Its Projects”

World Bank’s New More Flexible Environmental and Social Framework Must Prioritize Genuine Citizen Engagement

For the new, more flexible approach to be successful, the views of communities and civil society must be prioritized. It is participation by communities and civil society that ensures adaptive learning is “citizen centric,” leading to change that benefits the poor and marginalized. Click here to read more.

World Bank Cannot Consult Us and Forget Us: Disability Must be Explicitly Addressed in New World Bank Safeguards

Weak Disclosure Requirements Risk Undermining New World Bank Safeguards

New World Bank Policies Could Allow Borrowers to Substitute Weaker Systems For Safeguards

PRESS RELEASE: World Bank’s Updated Safeguards a Missed Opportunity to Raise the Bar for Development Policy

World Bank forgoes transparency, participation in addressing vulnerable groups

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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.

 

 

Policy

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BIC works to advocate for economic, social, cultural, and environmental rights. Currently, our principal campaign is for the World Bank’s Safeguards review.

 

 

Resources

BIC organizes workshops on issues like access to information and coordinate on project monitoring with civil society partners around the world.

 

 

Projects

BIC monitors high-risk or otherwise problematic projects throughout the world financed by Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) like the World Bank Group.

 


Updates

  • Listen Now: How Can Myanmar Avoid the Resource Curse?
    Listen Now: How Can Myanmar Avoid the Resource Curse?

    This post is also available in: Spanish, ArabicOn June 29, 2016, BIC co-organized a panel session with the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) on the ongoing governance challenges in Myanmar’s extractives industries sector and reform options that can contribute to sustainable, inclusive dev...

  • In Response to Project Failures, World Bank Announces New Gender-Based Violence Task Force
    In Response to Project Failures, World Bank Announces New Gender-Based Violence Task Force

    This post is also available in: Spanish, ArabicIn light of “multiple failures” by the World Bank in monitoring and supervising the Uganda Transport Sector Development Project, the World Bank Group announced today that they will create a “Global Gender-Based Violence Task Force to advise the institut...

  • CAO to investigate Titan Cement Project
    CAO to investigate Titan Cement Project

    This post is also available in: Spanish, Arabic    Wadi Al Qamar near Alexandria, Egypt. Photo: © http://bit.ly/2aHaT3J In April 2015, the Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman – the International Finance Corporation (IFC)’s independent accountability mechanism – received a complaint from Egyptians...


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