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 protects 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.
- 69 International Organizations Seek Transparency in World Bank’s Environmental and Social Policy Review
This post is also available in: Spanish, ArabicJoint letter asks the World Bank to go public with the final draft of its safeguard policies WASHINGTON, DC Today, 69 civil society organizations from 26 different countries asked World Bank management to maintain transparency throughout the ongoing rev...
- World Bank Re-Engaging in Cambodia: Can it avoid repeating past mistakes?
This post is also available in: Spanish, ArabicCambodia. Photo: © Masaru Goto / World Bank The World Bank has long noted that investing in children is the clearest path to reducing poverty. Yet a lack of specific protections for children has led to many years of World Bank projects in Cambodia and a...
- What Does Shrinking Space for Civil Society Mean for the Twin Goals?
This post is also available in: Spanish, Arabic The World Bank has committed to 100% beneficiary feedback in its projects and aims through its corporate strategy to empower citizens to participate in the development process. At the same time, since 2012 over 60 countries have passed legislation rest...