A Greater Role for Forest Protection and Sustainable Land Management in IDA18

Open for Business Award for ED Website Transparency goes to EDS01 and EDS14

World Bank secretly funding coal explosion in Asia despite President Kim warning, “We are finished”

World Bank 2016 Annual General Meetings

A civil society hub for events surrounding the 2016 Annual General Meetings of the World Bank and IMF

World Bank’s New More Flexible Environmental and Social Framework Must Prioritize Genuine Citizen Engagement

For the new, more flexible approach to be successful, the views of communities and civil society must be prioritized. It is participation by communities and civil society that ensures adaptive learning is “citizen centric,” leading to change that benefits the poor and marginalized. Click here to read more.

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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.