Inadequate implementation of IFC standards

27 November 2008

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.