Move comes after concerted civil society campaign calling for ‘fossil-free EIB’.
CAO convenes process after February complaint alleged land grabbing, negative livelihood impacts.
IFC equity investment linked to development of key Brazilian transport corridor, leading to accelerated deforestation in the area.
Bretton Woods Institutions found to share responsibility for social unrest leading to serious human rights violations.
Bank responds to allegations with investigation into whether its China lending could be going to internment camps.
Fears of further clampdown on protesters emerge as Zimbabwe implements Fund-backed economic reforms.
CSO fear World Bank board will compromise, undermining Inspection Panel powers.
Effectiveness of IMF’s approach questioned, as Argentina undergoes technical default.
Juergen Voegele was appointed in July, replacing outgoing climate director John Roome.
World Bank and IFC identified as key funders of projects that endanger human rights defenders.
As We-Fi launches regional West Africa summit, feminists criticise narrow focus of women entrepreneur initiatives, while funding for women’s rights is in decline.
As climate crisis deepens, IFC’s Green Equity Strategy faces delay from World Bank’s Board, with CSO activists calling Board’s foot-dragging a ‘scandal’.