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.
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 Publishes An Updated List of World Bank Group Projects in Iraq
This post is also available in: Spanish, ArabicLinked below is a list of projects that the World Bank Group is financing or proposing to finance in Iraq as of April 28, 2016. The projects are funded by either the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the part of the World Bank Group that makes ......
- IMF-Conditioned Loan and the Proposed Economic Reforms in Iraq
This post is also available in: Spanish, ArabicSince June 2014, the security expenditure associated with battling the Islamic State organization, also known as ISIS, and the stunning decline in oil prices to an average $35 in 2016 have combined to cause grave economic troubles for the Iraqi state, creating a budget deficit of $25 billion ......
- The Predicament of Accessing Translated Information at the World Bank
This post is also available in: Spanish, ArabicOn December 5, 2015, a group of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) from different countries across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) submitted joint complaint letter to World Bank Group officials (WBG or Bank) regarding the Bank’s MENA regional program implementation of its translation framework. Having the signing ......