The World Bank has launched a newsletter and special web interface to publicise and disseminate the research it produces. Many outside the Bank are unaware of the political influence of its research or the vast range of topics it covers. This research, which is widely distributed, plays an important agenda-setting function for the Bank, though many question the credibility of the Bank’s work (see Knowledge Bank article above).
EarthRights International examines how the Jam v. IFC case has helped to shift the landscape of accountability for international financial institutions by successfully challenging their claim to “absolute” immunity in US courts, potentially opening IFC up to further legal challenges in future.
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