An article published this week in The Hindu as well as one published November 7 in The Times of India featured BIC researcher Simpreet Singh and his recent study on the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP). While the Bank touts achievements of the MUTP project—including reducing congestion on city streets and improving travel time for …
Soumya Dutta outside the World Bank headquarters, August 2013 BIC highlights the work of Soumya Dutta in the campaign against Tata Mundra. Soumya Dutta is the National Convener of the Indian people’s science group Bharat Jan Vigyan Jatha and the Convener of the Climate and Energy Group in the Beyond Copenhagen collective in India, a network …
Tata Mundra under investigation — if social and environmental policy violations are confirmed, project could face serious repercussions
The Panel, which recently published its fact finding mission report, also urges the IFC and the ADB for an immediate financing suspension and full audit of the Tata Mundra coal power plant.
An Indian civil society group responds to an invitation from Country Director Roberto Zagha to attend a consultation workshop on the proposed Country Partnership Strategy with an open letter decrying past World Bank actions.
Civil society groups are calling for a review of World Bank and CAS in India. Below is a statement from Indian civil society groups on the World Bank consultation on its Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) on 31 May 2012: The World Bank’s Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) 2013-2016 Consultation is Farce Indian Parliament Must Review Operations …
UN experts warn that hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshi people will be affected
Commonly, it’s thought that developing countries bear a large portion of the blame for climate change. This study shows that the biggest climate offenders are in fact the richest countries in the world, while low and middle income countries suffer from the effects.
The National Fishworkers Forum (NFF) co-organised a roundtable discussion on the need for more parliamentary accountability and scrutiny of International Financial Institutions such as the World Bank and Asian Development Bank.
BIC South Asia here summarized the report “Social protection for a changing India,” first commissioned in 2004 and recently released.