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.
- BIC to Testify at Hearing with the House Financial Services Committee on “Examining Results and Accountability at the World Bank”
This post is also available in: Arabic SpanishMarch 2017 Elana Berger, BIC’s Social Inclusion and Accountability Manager, will testify before the Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee this Wednesday at a hearing titled, “Examining Results and Accountability...
- The Impact of the “Skinny Budget” On US Influence at the MDBs
This post is also available in: Arabic SpanishThe “skinny budget” released by the Trump administration yesterday proposed significant cuts to foreign assistance programs, including funding for the World Bank and other multilateral development banks (MDBs). While the budget indicates there is some su...
- PRESS RELEASE: Out of control: The World Bank’s reckless private sector investments in Southeast Asia exposed
This post is also available in: Arabic Spanish Out of control: The World Bank’s reckless private sector investments in Southeast Asia exposed (March 17, 2017) – Dozens of harmful and high-risk projects in Southeast Asia have received hidden funding from the World Bank Group, an ongoing...