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CSO response to the CAO investigation into IFC investment in Corporación Dinant, Honduras

An international statement, signed by 70 organisations, in response to the publication in mid January of a CAO audit and the IFC response and action plan related to IFC investment in Corporación Dinant, Honduras.

16 January 2014 | Statement

IFI governance

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IFC must demonstrate its commitment to respect human rights

In March 2011 60 civil society organisations published a statement addressing the final proposed draft of the International Finance Corporation's revised Sustainability Framework, which is intended to manage social and environmental risks associated with IFC activities.

7 March 2011 | Statement

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The IFC and incorporation of rights into its performance standards

A submission to the U.N. Special Representative to the Secretary General on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises, John Ruggie, highlights that the International Finance Corporation's performance standards, meant to serve as environmental and social safeguards in World Bank private sector lending, still lack substantive inclusion of human rights and are therefore inconsistent with Ruggie's framework. Furthermore, civil society has raised concerns about a 3 ye

3 November 2009 | Statement

IFI governance

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European NGO statement on Bank governance reform

European governments, who hold eight chairs and have over 30% of the vote at the Bank, have a special responsibility to push for reform. We, the undersigned organisations, call upon our European governments to back a progressive proposal for transformation of the World Bank that includes the key reforms below.

9 October 2008 | Statement

IFI governance

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European CSO open statement on governance reform of the IMF

The undersigned organisations hereby call on their governments in Europe to jointly put forward a progressive proposal for fundamental reform of the IMF that includes, at a minimum, ending inequality in decision making, opening leadership selection, and making governing bodies transparent.

17 July 2006 | Statement

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Boycott statement of London IFC/civil society meeting

Statement by UK civil society organisations regarding their reasons for boycotting the IFC's consultation meeting of 1 November 2004 on the revision of safeguards and disclosure policy

8 November 2004 | Statement
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IFI governance

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Submission to the IMF and World Bank Request for Feedback on the Civil Society Policy Forum at the Spring and Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank

In the following submission, the IMF and institutions of the World Bank Group, including the…

25 February 2016 | Statement

IFI governance

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Protecting the voices of civil society at the World Bank and IMF meetings

Friday 2nd October, 2015 To: President Jim Yong Kim, World Bank Managing Director Christine Lagarde,…

2 October 2015 | Statement

IFI governance

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UK NGO open statement on governance reform of the IMF

The undersigned organisations hereby call on the UK government to put forward a progressive proposal for fundamental reform of the IMF that includes, at a minimum, ending inequality in decision making, eliminating appointed board chairs, making governing bodies transparent and opening leadership selection.

21 July 2006 | Statement

IFI governance

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Offene Stellungnahme europäischer NGOs zur Governance Reform des IWF

Im Rahmen der 13.

12 July 2006 | Statement

IFI governance

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Dichiarazione della società civile europea sulla riforma della governance del Fondo Monetario

La 13a revisione delle quote del Fondo Monetario Internazionale ha generato un forte dibattito sulla necessit

12 July 2006 | Statement

IFI governance

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Declaraciòn abierta de OSC europeas sobre reforma a la gobernabilidad del FMI

Bajo los auspicios de la décimo tercera revisión de cuotas en el Fondo Monetario Internacional, se ha producido una creciente discusión acerca de la modificación al régimen de gobernabilidad de la institución. Organizaciones de la sociedad civil europea suscriben una declaración exhortando a que sus gobiernos presenten conjuntamente una propuesta progresista para una reforma fundamental del FMI.

10 July 2006 | Statement

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Governance & Police impunity in Andhra Pradesh

Statement by two Indian human rights group urging the World Bank not to approve a major loan to the state of Andra Pradesh on 16 December. The statement outlines many problems with human rights and governance in the state and argues that a loan at this time of crisis and instability would embolden the government to continue with its repressive policies, while civil society groups would not be in a position to criticise improper utilization of the loans.

14 December 2003 | Statement
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