The World Bank Group has appointed the first IFC/MIGA Compliance Advisor/Ombudsperson. She will help address the concerns of local communities adversely affected by an IFC– or MIGA– backed projects, and advise senior management on implementation of environmental, social and information policies. The appointee, Meg Taylor is from Papua New Guinea. She served on the PNG Law Reform Commission, was PNG‘s Ambassador to the United States and is Chairperson of Conservation Melanesia, and a board member of WWF USA and several private companies in PNG.
After 4 years of on-off negotiation and public opposition, the government of Egypt has signed a loan deal with the IMF whose impacts civil society fears will encroach upon human rights, social protection and social provision, like health and education, upon which the poorest depend.
Investments by the World Bank-hosted Global Financing Facility (GFF) do not reflect the family planning priorities identified by developing countries and local communities. The GFF also continues to suffer from a lack of transparency and meaningful civil society participation, raising doubts about the new mechanism’s effectiveness.
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