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.
- Workshop on Peru World Bank Country Partnership Framework co-organized by BIC, DAR and AIDESEP “Reformas Globales y Alcances Nacionales”
This post is also available in: Arabic SpanishLima, Peru. January 24, 2017 Summary On January 24th, 2017, Bank Information Center, Derechos Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR) and AIDESEP (Interethnic Association of the Peruvian Amazon) presented a workshop titled “Reformas Globales y Alcances Nacio...
- Civil Society Calls on AIIB to Develop an Accountability Mechanism
This post is also available in: Arabic SpanishThe AIIB approved $1.7 billion in financing for nine projects in 2016, but still does not have a mechanism to address concerns from people who are affected by those projects. In early February 2017, sixteen civil society organizations called on the AIIB’...
- World Bank introducing new fossil fuel subsidies, undermining its own climate change commitments and forest protection efforts
This post is also available in: Arabic Spanish Clearing for a coal mine, Central Kalimantan forest Credit: Andrew Taylor/WDM, taken on June 8, 2013 Licensed under:https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ PRESS RELEASE: World Bank introducing new fossil fuel subsidies, undermining its own climate...