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.
- The World Bank just passed a new safeguards policy – Why does this matter for forests and indigenous people?
This post is also available in: Spanish, ArabicBy Debbie Pierce, Forest Associate The World Bank introduced its first safeguard policies over thirty years ago, in response to outrage over harmful impacts of its development projects, including widespread forest destruction and eviction of indigenous...
- Listen Now: How Can Myanmar Avoid the Resource Curse?
This post is also available in: Spanish, ArabicOn June 29, 2016, BIC co-organized a panel session with the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) on the ongoing governance challenges in Myanmar’s extractives industries sector and reform options that can contribute to sustainable, inclusive dev...
- In Response to Project Failures, World Bank Announces New Gender-Based Violence Task Force
This post is also available in: Spanish, ArabicIn light of “multiple failures” by the World Bank in monitoring and supervising the Uganda Transport Sector Development Project, the World Bank Group announced today that they will create a “Global Gender-Based Violence Task Force to advise the institut...