Two new resources have been released by the Forest Peopls Programme. The first, released in October, is a community guide on the International Finance Corporation’s performance standard on indigenous people, and gives information about identifying IFC-funded projects. September’s report evaluates the Lanco power station in India, focusing on impacts on indigenous people and the community engagement process of the IFC, measuring compliance with IFC standards. It is written within the context of the IFC’s new policy on social and environmental sustainability introduced in May 2006.
World Bank & IMF in the news
This briefing explains how the IMF and World Bank have driven the financialisation of MENA states, and the pervasive negative effects this has had on the region’s societies and economies.
Joint civil society briefing paper highlights concerns with the World Bank’s Evolution Roadmap, and provides a series of recommendations for a Roadmap that prioritises people, participation and the planet over profit and economic growth.