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.
- Country Partnership Frameworks – Influencing World Bank Investments ‘Upstream’
This post is also available in: Arabic SpanishWorld Bank projects and policies affect the lives and livelihoods of billions of people worldwide. If done right, this can be for the better, but decades of experience tell us that this is not always the case. The Bank has set itself two goals to be achi...
- House Financial Services Committee Passes World Bank Accountability Act of 2017
This post is also available in: Arabic SpanishThe House Financial Services Committee passed the World Bank Accountability Act of 2017 today, authorizing U.S. participation in IDA, the World Bank’s fund for the poorest countries. The bill funds IDA at the level recently requested by the Trump adminis...
- Submission to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank on Oman’s Duqm Port Commercial Terminal and Operational Zone Development Project
This post is also available in: Arabic SpanishSubmission to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank on Oman’s Duqm Port Commercial Terminal and Operational Zone Development Project In May 2017, the Bank Information Center and Business & Human Rights Resource Centre issued a joint submissi...