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.
- Video: Safeguards Coherence Across World Bank Lending Instruments – The Development Policy Lending Case
This post is also available in: Spanish, Arabic This session at the World Bank Annual General Meetings 2016 Civil Society Policy Forum examines development policy financing (DPF) as a tool for scaling-up positive environmental and social impact amidst the global climate crisis. It features case stud...
- Video: Examining the IFC’s Climate and Forest Footprint in its Financial Sector Investments
This post is also available in: Spanish, Arabic This World Bank Annual Meetings 2016 Civil Society Policy Forum session addressed how the World Bank Group can ensure that its financial intermediary (FI) investments are consistent with its forest and climate commitments. New research by Inclusive Dev...
- BIC MENA Program holds a regional workshop with civil society organizations for Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco and Jordan
This post is also available in: Spanish, ArabicFrom September 23 to 25 2016, 33 individuals representing civil society organizations from Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, and Jordan met in Beirut Lebanon in September 2016 to discuss how participants can build on the experiences of thei...