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 protects economic, social, cultural, and environmental rights. Currently, our principal campaign is for the World Bank’s Safeguards review.Read more
BIC organizes workshops on issues like access to information and coordinate on project monitoring with civil society partners around the world.Read more
BIC monitors high-risk or otherwise problematic projects throughout the world financed by Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) like the World Bank Group.Read more
- New report: “Can REDD+ social safeguards reach the ‘right’ people?”
This post is also available in: Spanish, ArabicNew research from p4ges project and the UK ecosystem services for poverty alleviation programme: Livelihood projects designed to compensate for the local costs of conservation may not be reaching the right people A team of researchers from the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar and Bangor University in the UK have ......
- Civil Society Recommendations for Systematic Country Diagnostic Update
This post is also available in: Spanish, ArabicThe World Bank Group is currently rolling out their new Country Engagement Approach, moving towards engagement based on rigorous analysis and the inclusion of citizens as active stakeholders. As input to this process, civil society groups who work to monitor and engage with the World Bank recently presented ......
- BIC HOSTS EXPERT MEETING ON CHILD RIGHTS AND SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS
This post is also available in: Spanish, ArabicOn January 21 and 22, BIC hosted a child rights expert meeting to discuss how to operationalize the World Bank’s proposed new requirement to assess risks to children in its investment loans. The Bank’s latest draft of the updated safeguards, now known as the Environmental and Social Framework ......