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Comment||8 April 2013|update 85|
In late February the World Bank's private sector arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) boards decided to spearhead a $4 billion dollar syndicated loan to a copper, gold and silver mine located in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. An increasing number of people believe that it is going to lead Mongolia to dependence on one product and one corporation, driving the country into deep insecurity. read article...
News||12 February 2013|update 84|
The World Bank's Inspection Panel compliance body received two complaints in December relating to the Sustainable Development of Natural Resources Project in Afghanistan. read article...
News||6 December 2012|update 83|
In October, Mongolian herdsmen took a complaint to the Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman, the International Finance Corporation's (IFC) accountability mechanism, against the Oyu Tolgoi mine being considered for World Bank support. read article...
News||6 December 2012|update 83|
IFIs are renewing their focus on Central and Eastern European states. This comes amidst fears that growth in the region needs to be rekindled. The World Bank has promised more funding for countries at risk of instability. However, IMF loans being negotiated with Romania and Hungary have met with controversy. read article...
Comment||3 October 2012|update 82|
Before joining civil society organisations (CSOs), I worked for Kosovo's state-owned power company for many years. During my time there I learned how the coal industry works and how much it negatively affects every segment of our lives. Already two years ago, Kosovan CSOs warned the World Bank that things would not turn out well for Kosovo should the Bank continue supporting and pushing for coal development projects in the country. read article...
News||3 July 2012|update 81|
A complaint filed by Kosovo's Independent Energy Union (SPEK) with the Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman, the accountability mechanism of the International Finance Corporation (IFC, the World Bank's private sector arm), about a 2009 advisory project by the IFC for the privatisation of Kosovo's electricity grid has been accepted for a full audit. read article...
Minutes||20 April 2012|
Minutes of presentation and discussion on Kosovo's options to develop a sustainable energy future, Washington DC, 20 April 2012. read article...
Navigating complex dilemmas the Bank on violence, conflict and peace building
At Issue||16 September 2011|update 77|
The World Development Report 2011: Conflict, Security and Development is shifting the language of international policy on supporting peace and development in fragile and conflict-affected countries. Monica Stephen of International Alert examines how the World Bank's operations need to adjust to support peace and development. read article...
News||14 September 2011|update 77|
In early July, thousands of protesters took to the streets in the Ukrainian capital Kiev to try to block pension reforms promised as part of the country's IMF loan. read article...
article||5 April 2011|update 75|
In a March briefing, US NGO Bank Information Center (BIC) detailed major risks surrounding the construction of the Rogun mega-dam in Tajikistan, for which the Bank is funding environmental and social impact assessments. read article...
Climate Investment Funds Monitor 7: April 2013 25 April 2013
Working paper: The private sector and climate change adaptation: International Finance Corporation investments under the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience 24 April 2013
The UK's role in the World Bank and IMF: Department for International Development and HM Treasury 13 March 2013
The World Bank and industrial policy: Hands off or hands on? 6 December 2012
Climate Investment Funds Monitor 6: October 2012 26 October 2012
The great enablers 13 December
Sustainable energy options for Kosovo 19 January
Report on Turkish CTF 14 November
Affordable Electricity for Kosovo? 14 October