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.

Wall Street Journal: “World Bank Forms Task Force to Tackle Rape, Other Abuses at Its Projects”

World Bank Cannot Consult Us and Forget Us: Disability Must be Explicitly Addressed in New World Bank Safeguards

Weak Disclosure Requirements Risk Undermining New World Bank Safeguards

New World Bank Policies Could Allow Borrowers to Substitute Weaker Systems For Safeguards

PRESS RELEASE: World Bank’s Updated Safeguards a Missed Opportunity to Raise the Bar for Development Policy

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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.