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.
Asian Development Bank
World Bank supports hydropower building spree in Manipur, threatening local communities’ livelihoods in the process.
New energy policy sees European Investment Bank end support for unabated coal, oil and gas from 2021.
BWP publishes essay series reflecting on the legacy of 75 years of IMF and World Bank policies and power.
The Bretton Woods Project's selection of the best books, reports and other resources on the World Bank and IMF from 2018.
The Bretton Woods Project's selection of the best books, reports and other resources on the World Bank and IMF from 2017.
152 CSOs call demand World Bank halt its aggressive support of PPPs, publicaly recognise their significant risks.
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.
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.
Pipeline management and cancellation policies are in preparation for the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) to address funding constraints, with no funding available for new pilot countries’ projects. Questions were raised about gender impacts for a renewable energy project in Mozambique.
Challenges in measuring progress were noted for the Forest Investment Program (FIP), in particular greenhouse gas accounting. Investment plans for Mozambique and Ivory Coast have been approved. Questions were raised over the reasoning for a commercial teak plantation project in Ghana.
A new a new Enhanced Private Sector Program for the Scaling up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP) is due to discussed. Cambodia’s investment plan has been approved. Social, environmental and financial risks related to a Nicaragua geothermal project were raised.