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.
- BIC’s Elana Berger Testifies Before House Financial Services Subcommittee
This post is also available in: Arabic SpanishOn March 22, BIC’s Elana Berger testified before the House Financial Services Committee subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade. Berger’s testimony at the hearing entitled “Examining Results and Accountability at the World Bank,” focused on the impacts...
- Secretary Mnuchin Testifies on IDA before House Appropriators: 3 Main Takeaways
This post is also available in: Arabic SpanishYesterday, Secretary Mnuchin made his first trip to the Hill to defend the White House budget request for Treasury’s international programs. The World Bank was a key focus of the hearing, in which lawmakers questioned how cuts to IDA—the World Bank’s arm...
- The World Bank in an Age of Populism
This post is also available in: Arabic SpanishThe rise of populist movements in many of the World Bank’s member countries poses new challenges for a Bank that is accountable to its Board. This session will put this year’s Spring Meetings in the context of one of the biggest changes in th...