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CAO released damning audit of IFC hydro project in Guatemala

CAO audit finds IFC failed to identify gaps in project’s social and environmental assessment, while communities impacted by the project face impacts on water source, livelihoods and levels of violence.

7 December 2017

IFI governance

Background

Diagnosing governance challenges in the extractive sector: The Resource Governance Index and beyond

Notes from the 2017 World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings Civil Society Policy Forum session on the challenges of effective governance of the oil, gas and mining sectors in resource-rich countries.

12 October 2017 | Minutes

Accountability

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World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2017 - civil society meetings and seminars highlights

Bretton Woods Meetings Dispatch of the 2017 annual meetings in Washington DC with CSPF programme and notes from key civil society and official meetings.

3 October 2017

Rights

Analysis

UN Independent Expert reports on World Bank and IMF human rights performance

UN Independent Expert publishes two reports on the World Bank and IMF human rights performance, finding the institutions must be more than a "fig leaf" for the status quo and step up their human rights commitments.

27 September 2017 | At Issue

Accountability

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The Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and IMF

This Inside the Institutions looks at how the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and IMF has facilitated interactions between members of parliament and the Bank and Fund.

27 September 2017 | Inside the institutions

Accountability

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World Bank board oversight mechanisms derailed

World Bank management’s proposal for a Multiphase Programmatic Approach erodes executive board oversight and suffers from lack of civil society consultation.

27 September 2017

Rights

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IEO finds IMF follows "nebulous standard" on social protection engagement

IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office published evaluation on IMF and social protection and found that the IMF’s targeting approach does not ‘mesh well’ with UN’s human-rights-based approach.

27 September 2017

Infrastructure

Commentary

Landmark community dialogue in Nepal: Is the World Bank learning?

Following longstanding conflict over a World Bank-funded power line project in Nepal, dating back to 2009, communities express hope that a World Bank-supported dialogue initiative will result in a fair dispute resolution process and meaningful consultation.

22 May 2017

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6 December 2017

CSOs express concern about IMF’s “strongly divergent” social protection approach

Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors submits letter to the IMF expressing concerns about impacts of Fund's policies on social protection.

Environment

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6 December 2017

Landmark climate-change complaint against IFC lodged in Philippines

The Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ) makes history by filing first ever climate-related complaint against the IFC with the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO).

Rights

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6 December 2017

Long-awaited ESF Guidance Notes fail to meet CSO expectations

Civil society groups write to World Bank calling for substantial revision of the draft Notes.

Finance

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6 December 2017

IFC to revisit its development outcomes framework

Civil society seeks to input into IFC's new development outcomes framework.

Accountability

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6 December 2017

World Bank and IMF civil society working group election results announced

The members of the new permanent working group for the Civil Society Policy Forum have been announced.

Rights

News

27 September 2017

Indian plaintiffs seek US Supreme Court review of IFC's “absolute immunity”

Indian fishing communities and farmers will ask the highest court in the US to rule on IFC's immunity for its role in the controversial Tata Mundra coal-fired power plant in India.

Accountability

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27 September 2017

CSOs await Guidance Notes for new Bank safeguards

Tier 1 Guidance Notes, outlining implementation of the new Environmental and Social Framework, could be published at the end of October.

Accountability

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27 September 2017

Follow BWP’s coverage of the World Bank and IMF annual meetings

The World Bank and IMF’s annual meetings will be held on 13-15 October 2017 in Washington DC, the Civil Society Policy Forum will take place from 9-13 October. Check for updates on Bretton Woods Meeting Dispatch page.