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Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman

Ecosistemas advocates protest against Alto Maipo project before IFC building.

IFI governance

Commentary

Alto Maipo: Harms endure due to MDBs' lack of proper due diligence

World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank's reactive independent accountability mechanisms cannot address harms caused by lack of proper due diligence in Alto Maipo.

9 December 2021 | Guest comment

IFI governance

Analysis

Annual Meetings 2020 Preamble: IMF and World Bank frontload austerity and privatisation in Covid-19 recovery, while the world calls for more inclusive multilateralism

As the inability of Bank and Fund to adapt their policies in response to the Covid-19 pandemic becomes more evident, hope turns to the UN system and a radical restructure of the global international financial architecture.

12 October 2020

Accountability

Analysis

IFC and MIGA must ‘walk the accountability walk’ on the road mapped by independent review

Implementation in full of the independent review of IFC, MIGA and CAO is essential if institutions are to meet persistent accountability and remedy gaps.

6 October 2020

Accountability

News

World Bank board silent on Guatemala dam investigation review after February meeting

World Bank board silent following meeting on Guatemala dam investigation into IFC-linked harms.

7 April 2020

IFI governance

Commentary

Reviews of World Bank Group’s accountability mechanisms too important to be done in secret

Civil society deeply concerned about lack of transparency and consultation in ongoing reviews of World Bank's accountability mechanisms.

12 December 2019 | Guest comment

IFI governance

Analysis

Annual Meetings wrap-up: Bretton Woods Institutions continue sleepwalking, as economic uncertainty and social tensions intensify

Seventy-five years after their founding, the World Bank and IMF held their Annual Meetings amidst heightened fears of another global financial crisis.

29 October 2019

Finance

Analysis

Bretton Woods at 75

BWP publishes essay series reflecting on the legacy of 75 years of IMF and World Bank policies and power.

14 October 2019 | Briefings

IFI governance

Analysis

Spring Meetings wrap-up 2019: what crisis of multilateralism?

As the world ponders the fate of a beleaguered multilateralism on the 75th anniversary of the Bank and Fund, both fail to act on essential governance reforms and opt to maintain the unjust privilege of the Global North.

16 April 2019
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IFI governance

News

Civil society calls for IFC and MIGA to build upon CAO reform

Civil society urges IFC and MIGA to act to maximise the benefits of CAO reforms

13 July 2021

IFI governance

News

New CAO vice president urged to fight for CAO independence

Civil society call on newly appointed CAO vice president to safeguard CAO’s independence and fight for full implementation of recent external review of IFC and MIGA accountability framework.

10 December 2020

IFI governance

News

Struggle for IFC accountability for Tata Mundra continues despite landmark immunity ruling

IFC continues to avoid responsibility for its investments in Tata Mundra coal power plant as US federal court rules that harmful acts took place outside the United States.

6 October 2020

IFI governance

News

Accountability Counsel launches key tool for accountability community

Accountability Console provides complete database of Independent Accountability Mechanism complaints.

12 December 2019

Accountability

Background

A complaint by any other name…good practice among independent accountability mechanisms

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum panel event on 15 October on independent accountability mechanisms, with a focus on the World Bank’s Inspection Panel and Compliance Advisor Ombudsman.

15 October 2019 | Minutes

Land

News

Guinean communities’ complaint against IFC-financed bauxite mine enters dispute resolution

CAO convenes process after February complaint alleged land grabbing, negative livelihood impacts.

3 October 2019

Knowledge

Background

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.

1 February 2019 | Resource

Rights

News

Workers unite after IFC fails to comply with its labour standard

Malaysian workers certify union of choice despite efforts of IFC-backed company.

6 December 2018
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