Infrastructure

News

World Bank Global Infrastructure Facility launched despite “reputational risks”

The World Bank-hosted Global Infrastructure Facility has been launched despite concerns over risks, including duplication with other initiatives, such as the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

12 November 2014

Land

News

World Bank targeted over role in land grabs

As activists staged global protests highlighting the potential damage from new World Bank agriculture rankings, Cambodian groups expressed concerns over reports that the Bank is considering resuming loans to Cambodia.

12 November 2014

Social services

News

Will the World Bank deliver? New fund for maternal and child health launched

A newly launched World Bank-hosted fund provides cash injection to maternal and child health services. However, questions remain about how the funds will be raised and the implications for other Bank health programmes

12 November 2014

IFI governance

Analysis

Moving beyond aspirations? IFC still unable to determine the impact of its financial intermediaries investments

A new monitoring report by the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman concludes that the IFC still lacks a mechanism to determine whether its financial intermediaries investments do no harm or have a positive development impact

12 November 2014

Rights

News

CSOs stage walk-out over World Bank’s safeguards

Protesters demonstrated their frustration with the new draft safeguards framework by walking out of a World Bank consultation, as an extension is announced to the second phase of the consultation process.

12 November 2014

Infrastructure

News

Guatemala to pay reparations for World Bank funded Chixoy dam

The Guatemalan government has agreed to pay around $155 million in reparations to local indigenous communities who suffered human rights abuses as a result of the construction of the World Bank funded Chixoy dam

11 November 2014

Environment

Analysis

A new dawn for climate investment as Climate Investment Funds sunset?

This week, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) gathers in Barbados for the eighth meeting since its inception.

13 October 2014 | Blog

IFI governance

Analysis

Analysis of World Bank/IMF annual meetings 2014

Key insights and analysis from the World Bank and IMF annual meetings in Washington

2 October 2014