Extractives

Infrastructure

News

Investigation on World Bank support for Mongolia mining project deferred

The Inspection Panel has deferred a decision to investigate a complaint regarding environmental, social and economic damage related to a World Bank funded mining project in Mongolia.

5 April 2016

IFI governance

Background

What are the trends in the energy sector?

Notes from a meeting on energy during the World Bank spring meetings.

17 April 2015 | Minutes

Environment

Commentary

World Bank support for Haitian mining: far from a gold standard

World Bank support for a draft mining law in Haiti is criticised for lack of stakeholder engagement, as civil society fears that the plan will do little to protect local communities.

28 September 2015 | Comment

Infrastructure

Background

Issue overview: World Bank and energy

What’s the issue? Energy is a crucial economic sector which has a disproportionate influence on…

26 August 2015 | Issue overview

Infrastructure

Analysis

World Bank pitches mining to drive energy investment in Africa

A World Bank report calling for closer collaboration between mining and energy companies in Africa is criticised for underplaying risks and neglecting more efficient energy options for the poor.

31 March 2015 | Guest analysis

Environment

News

World Bank support for mining expansion criticised

Criticism of World Bank-supported mining activities in Haiti, Honduras and Armenia reveal that the Bank is still associated with controversial extractives projects.

31 March 2015

Environment

News

IFC criticised over Peruvian mine investment

IFC’s accountability mechanism has criticised a series of errors in IFC’s social and environmental risk management of its Peruvian Quellaveco mine investment.

29 September 2014

Environment

News

World Bank funded mines threatening livelihoods

Civil society groups criticise IFC investments worth hundreds of millions of dollars in mining projects in Guinea, Mongolia and Armenia for potential negative social and environment impact.

20 June 2014

Trade

News

ICSID problems in the spotlight

Civil society challenges ICSID role in El Salvador mining dispute as international lawyer accuses the arbitration forum of being “seriously flawed”

20 June 2014

IFI governance

Background

What does real accountability mean in practice?

Presentations Dr Juan Almendares, Madre Tierra We must compare reason and reality; reason might be…

11 April 2014