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.
- World Bank pledges to address impoverishment and coercion concerns before approving controversial mega-city project in India
This post is also available in: Arabic Spanish*Photo credit to scroll.in The World Bank’s independent Inspection Panel released a report today detailing the commitments made by World Bank management to prevent impoverishment, coercion, and retaliation against critics in the process of constructing a...
- World Bank Guidance Notes for Borrowers Miss the Mark
This post is also available in: Arabic SpanishIn a letter sent this week to the World Bank, over 30 civil society organizations from around the world called for substantial revisions to draft guidance notes for the Bank’s new Environmental and Social Framework (ESF). The ESF replaces the Bank...
- Bank Information Center Welcomes Interim Executive Director
This post is also available in: Arabic Spanish“The development finance landscape is rapidly shifting, and BIC has an important role in keeping up with the trends and working with civil society and communities to influence the development activities that profoundly impact their lives. I am honored to...