Phase 3 Consultations of the World Bank Safeguards Review Update
In order to ensure transparency and to elicit input from the people who are most closely familiar with and/or have been affected by Bank projects, it is imperative that the World Bank involve civil society and project stakeholders in these consultations with governments.
World Bank Environmental and Social Safeguards Update
BIC's guide to a first look at the World Bank’s revised Environmental and Social Framework
Dangerous Rollback in Environmental and Social Protections
World Bank's New Framework Undermines President Kim’s Commitment to “No Dilution”
Delegation of Children Visit DC
From July 6th through July 10th, the Bank Information Center hosted a delegation of nine children from India, Uganda and Albania. The children were invited to DC to share some of their recommendations on the World Bank’s proposed safeguards policies.
Billions in “Out of Control” IFC Investments Into Third-Parties Causing Human Rights Abuses Around the World
A new report, "The Suffering of Others" finds the International Finance Corporation has little accountability for billions of dollars’ worth of investments into banks, hedge funds and other financial intermediaries, resulting in projects that are causing human rights abuses around the world.
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.
Capacity-Building & Tools
BIC regional programs organize 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.
Phase 3 Consultations of the World Bank Safeguards Update
World Bank Management released a new draft for consultation (thus initiating Phase 3 of the safeguards review) despite crippling disagreement among Bank Board members, who remain divided on issues including the draft’s r…
Tunisian CSOs and University Professors Submit their Comments on the SCD Executive Summary to the World Bank
The World Bank office in Tunis held a session in June, 2015 to present and discuss its Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) for Tunisia, following which CSOs and university professors submitted comments on the SCD and…
BIC-MENA Bids Farewell to Nadia Daar, Policy Manager and Yemen Program Coordinator
After almost seven years with the Bank Information Center, we are sad to have recently said goodbye to Nadia Daar, MENA Policy Manager and Yemen Program Coordinator who has started a new position with Oxfam International…