Despite continued public rhetoric about importance of civil society engagement, Bank is yet to commit to holding a public consultation period on its Paris alignment approach.
Asian Development Bank
First gathering of world’s public development banks fails to deliver concrete commitments
World Bank and other MDBs fail to sign on to general declaration as multilateral leadership on solutions to climate, debt and inequality crises remains inadequate.
Local communities oppose planned dam construction supported by World Bank in Manipur
World Bank supports hydropower building spree in Manipur, threatening local communities’ livelihoods in the process.
EIB rules out most fossil fuel funding from 2021, setting new benchmark for MDBs
New energy policy sees European Investment Bank end support for unabated coal, oil and gas from 2021.
Bretton Woods at 75
BWP publishes essay series reflecting on the legacy of 75 years of IMF and World Bank policies and power.
Recommended resources on the World Bank and IMF: 2017
The Bretton Woods Project's selection of the best books, reports and other resources on the World Bank and IMF from 2017.
Deepening World Bank and AIIB cooperation: Locking in a failed development model?
Co-financing arrangements and increased World Bank-AIIB cooperation on mega-infrastructure projects represent a dangerous global trend that threatens human rights and locks in a failed development model.
Clean Technology Fund (CTF)
A revised Clean Technology Fund (CTF) pipeline management and cancellation policy has been approved. A document outlining further details on the proposed “CTF 2.0” will be discussed. Approval for reallocation of funds for a Morocco project was challenged by Germany and the decision postponed.
New US treasury guidance introduces limits for US support for fossil fuels at World Bank
Civil society voices concern about continued support for fossil gas under the policy.
CSOs call on World Bank to halt its aggressive support of PPPs
152 CSOs call demand World Bank halt its aggressive support of PPPs, publicaly recognise their significant risks.
Recommended resources on the World Bank and IMF 2018
The Bretton Woods Project's selection of the best books, reports and other resources on the World Bank and IMF from 2018.
Global Infrastructure Forum: Opening plenary
Notes from the opening plenary of the inaugural Global Infrastructure Forum, during the World Bank/IMF spring meetings 2016.
Making PPPs work
Notes of a meeting on how to make PPPs work at the World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2014
IFC funded Tata Mundra coal plant to be investigated by ADB
IFC funded 4,000 MW coal plant Tata Mundra in India is to be investigated by ADB for negative social and environmental impacts.
Staff restructure after new World Bank strategy approved
Several new appointments as part of the restructure for the implementation of the World Bank’s new strategy.
World Bank shows no leadership on gender
An April report by US NGO Gender Action compared IFIs’ gender policies, ranking the World Bank, after the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Asian Development Bank.