Delegation of Children Visit DC
From July 6th through July 10th, the Bank Information Center hosted a delegation of nine children from India, Uganda and Albania. The children were invited to DC to share some of their recommendations on the World Bank’s proposed safeguards policies.
Billions in “Out of Control” IFC Investments Into Third-Parties Causing Human Rights Abuses Around the World
A new report, "The Suffering of Others" finds the International Finance Corporation has little accountability for billions of dollars’ worth of investments into banks, hedge funds and other financial intermediaries, resulting in projects that are causing human rights abuses around the world.
Does the World Bank Know the True Value of Safeguards?
The perceived high costs of World Bank safeguards are often touted as the motive for simplification of the policies. The evidence at the World Bank behind the claims of excessive safeguard costs is surprisingly flimsy. Photo: Ⓒ Joe Athialy
Persistent Decline in World Bank Lending Quality Leaves Results in Doubt
Over one third of Bank approved projects are not delivering effective development outcomes. President Kim's Corporate Strategy is designed to restore the World Bank's financial relevance, yet despite past efforts to deliver the highest quality results, accountability for ensuring higher value for money has faltered.
Photo: Julien Harnels CC BY-SA 2.0
World Bank Program-For-Results in Practice: A Case Study in Vietnam
BIC's case study of the World Bank's Rural Water Supply and Sanitation program in Vietnam highlights both the early promise and the peril of Results-based lending.
Civil Society Reacts to the World Bank Safeguards Draft
See our roundup of media coverage, press releases, civil society statements, letters to the World Bank and more.
Image: Weasel Words in the World Bank Safeguards Draft (Urgewald)
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.
U.S. Releases Statement on Proposed Second Draft of World Bank Safeguards, Flags Four Crosscutting Issues
On Thursday, July 16th, 2015, the U.S. Treasury Department posted to its website the U.S. government’s position at a recent World Bank Board discussion on the revised Environmental and Social Framework (ESF). The stateme…
BIC Hosts Children’s Delegation to Share Youth Perspectives on World Bank Safeguards Review
From July 6th through July 10th, the Bank Information Center hosted a delegation of nine children from India, Uganda and Albania. The children were invited to DC to share some of their recommendations on the World Bank’s…
Tunisian CSOs participate in Systematic Country Diagnostic Discussion
June 2015 Following a letter that multiple Tunisian CSOs sent to the World Bank office in Tunis with their asks regarding the Tunisian Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) and Country Partnership Framework (CPF) consultat…