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.
Capacity-Building & Tools
BIC regional programs organize 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.
Open for Business Award for ED Website Transparency goes to Mr. McGuire
At the 2015 World Bank Annual Meetings, the Office of the Executive Director – EDS 01 won the “Open for Business” award for the most transparent website among the 25 World Bank Executive Directors’ offices. Mr. McGuire,…
Press Release: New Report Finds World Bank Assistance Exacerbates Climate Risks in Peru
PRESS RELEASE (October 5, 2015) The World Bank, with an overarching mission to end poverty, hosts its Annual Meetings this week in Peru. Given that the impacts of climate change disproportionately harm the poor, and that…
U.S. Congressional Hearing Highlights World Bank Aversion to Human Rights Commitments
On September 30th, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission held a hearing at the United States Congress on international financial institutions (IFIs) and human rights, chaired by Congressman Jim McGovern. Witnesses inclu…