Water

Rights

News

World Bank-funded Kenya company targets complainants

Community representatives involved in a World Bank Inspection Panel complaint have been targeted with a court injunction by a Bank-funded company.

7 April 2017

Social services

News

US Congresswoman criticises World Bank investments in water privatisation

A US Congresswoman has called for an end to the World Bank’s investments in water privatisation until a robust evaluation has taken place.

29 June 2016

Social services

Analysis

Lagos public water advocates call for democracy, not World Bank-supported “enlightenment”

Shayda Naficy argues that water infrastructure and distribution should be financed and managed by public entities rather than through privatisation.

25 September 2015 | Guest analysis

Social services

Commentary

Public water: the antidote to failed World Bank water policy in Lagos

The World Bank's push for water privatisation in Nigeria is harming people's access to safe, affordable water.

6 July 2015

Social services

News

Nigeria water privatisation questioned

Civil society in Nigeria has criticised and called for disclosure of a water privatisation scheme in Lagos involving the World Bank.

2 February 2015

Social services

News

Palestinian NGOs reject Red Sea-Dead Sea canal

In the wake of the April publication of the World Bank funded feasibility study of the Red Sea – Dead Sea canal, a coalition of 19 Palestinian organisations and three experts have rejected the plan and described the participation process as a “mockery”.

2 December 2013

Environment

Analysis

Global Partnership for Oceans: World Bank fishing in troubled waters?

CSO concerns have been raised over the Bank’s Global Partnership for Oceans initiative, due to the strong emphasis on promoting aquaculture and the push for privatisation of access to fish resources.

31 March 2014 | Guest analysis

Infrastructure

Analysis

World Bank’s thirst for hydropower

The World Bank and IFC continue push for controversial hydropower, with projects in Guatemala, Democratic Republic of Congo, East Africa, Niger, Pakistan and Macedonia. The Bank warned on long term viability of hydropower, as Uruguay’s state hydro company agreed insurance with the Bank.

27 February 2014

Social services

News

World Bank push for water privatisation challenged

New Bank report highlighting benefits of privatisation heavily criticised by NGOs, pointing to the impact on communities in the Philipines, left without water.

2 December 2013

Land

News

World Bank push for agribusiness in Africa

A World Bank report on land governance has been criticised by NGOs. Meanwhile the Bank pushed ahead with the Benchmarking the Business of Agriculture initiative despite civil society concerns.

4 October 2013