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DR Congo

Environment

News

CSOs call on World Bank to prioritise forests in climate action

Civil society organisations call on World Bank Group to do more to prioritise forests and forest peoples’ rights.

6 December 2017

Social services

Analysis

World Bank undermines right to universal healthcare

The IFC’s push for the PPP model, as well as its preference for healthcare ‘provision’ and the results-based payment approach, collectively undermine the human right to universal healthcare and the achievement of the SDGs.

6 April 2017 | At Issue
Mapa del Corredor de Gas del Sur. Crédito: Bankwatch

Infrastructure

Analysis

The rise and fall of World Bank funded megaprojects

The World Bank has announced funding for the controversial Southern Gas Corridor, while exiting two other high profile but problematic megaprojects, Inga 3 in Democratic Republic of Congo and Simandou in Guinea.

31 January 2017

Social services

Analysis

GFF falls short on family planning

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.

31 January 2017 | At Issue

Environment

Analysis

Forest Investment Program (FIP)

Challenges in measuring progress were noted for the Forest Investment Program (FIP), in particular greenhouse gas accounting. Investment plans for Mozambique and Ivory Coast have been approved. Questions were raised over the reasoning for a commercial teak plantation project in Ghana.

30 November 2016

Environment

Analysis

Climate Investment Funds Monitor 14

New edition of the Bretton Woods Project's biannual Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) Monitor, including an update on the Green Climate Fund, published to coincide with the World Bank-hosted CIFs trust fund committee meetings.

30 November 2016

Environment

Analysis

Climate Investment Funds Monitor 13

New edition of the Bretton Woods Project's biannual Climate Investment Fund (CIFs) Monitor, published to coincide with the World Bank-hosted CIFs trust fund committee meetings.

13 June 2016

Environment

Analysis

Forest Investment Program (FIP)

The rationale for adding new pilot countries to the Forest Investment Program (FIP) given funding constraints has been questioned, as well as the focus on providing loans rather than grants. The CIF strategic directions paper noted challenges for the FIP, and proposed a new private sector window. Questions were raised about the consultation of ethnic minorities in relation to a Laos project.

13 June 2016
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Other news

Infrastructure

News

World Bank suspends Inga dam funding

The World Bank has suspended funding for the much criticised Inga 3 hydro power project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

23 September 2016

IFI governance

Background

World Bank Group strategy and reform process

Minutes from a World Bank sponsored event on the new World Bank Group strategy during the 2013 WB/IMF annual meetings.

13 October 2013 | Minutes

Infrastructure

News

World Bank's DRC hydro project derailed

The ongoing rehabilitation of the Inga dams in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which receives financial assistance from the World Bank, will be delayed for three years.

12 April 2010

Environment

News

Bank violates own policies in Congo

The findings of an Inspection Panel investigation into the Bank's failure to comply with its own safeguard policies in its support for forest sector reforms in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was discussed by the board in January

1 February 2008

Environment

News

IFC offloads illegal timber trader

the IFC has offloaded its 3.35 per cent equity stake, worth up to $7.5 million in the Singapore-based global commodities trader, Olam International

1 February 2008

Environment

Background

The DRC's natural resources: a roundtable discussion on forestry, mining and the role of donor insti

Minutes of meeting

16 April 2007 | Minutes

Private Sector

News

Investigation demanded into World Bank reform of DRC mining

NGOs have called on the Bank to investigate two mining contracts between the Democratic Republic of Congo's state mining company and two British Virgin Island-based companies.

8 April 2006

IFI governance

News

Bank failed to apply safeguards in DRC: Inspection Panel

A preliminary investigation by the Inspection Panel has reveled serious concerns about Bank programmes to develop the rainforests of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

8 April 2006
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