Community representatives involved in a World Bank Inspection Panel complaint have been targeted with a court injunction by a Bank-funded company.
Notes from a side event at the IMF/World Bank 2016 annual meetings on the role of management in ensuring development banks responds appropriately to community complaints.
As the IFC sets out a new strategy, CAO and CSO reports have raised further criticism over its investment in financial intermediaries, and a new law suit challenges its immunity.
CAO report validates 2013 complaint by Indian NGOs on IFC investment in colonial tea plantation in Assam. The IFC's action plan is very limited in scope.
Indigenous peoples in Bangladesh have submitted a complaint to the Inspection Panel regarding a World Bank funded transport feasibility study.
The World Bank has announced that it is withholding new lending for Uganda, following the cancellation of a criticised road project.
Communities affected by a World Bank-funded power line project in Nepal have accused the Bank of reporting false information on consent to the project.
In response to increasing concern about the safety of human rights and environmental defenders, the World Bank’s accountability mechanisms look to improve complainant protection against retaliation and intimidation.
The Inspection Panel's Pilot is criticised for undermining the Panel’s authority, allowing World Bank management to circumvent compliance investigations, and perpetuating existing power imbalances between the Bank, its clients and communities.
Further concerns have been raised over dilutions of the World Bank’s proposed new safeguards framework, as controversy arose over a Bank waiver of the indigenous peoples policy for a Tanzania project.