Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman

Accountability

News

Gender: IFI neglect continues

Gender Action and the Center for International Environmental Law published Speaking up for gender: A step-by-step guide to holding IFIs accountable.

17 June 2010

Environment

News

IFC lends a hand in great "land grab"

As the International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank, announces plans to increase investment in agribusiness by up to 30 per cent in the next three years, NGO reports shed light on the IFC's role in 'land grabs' and flaws in its approach to the food crisis.

20 November 2009

IFI governance

News

World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2009

Analysis, news, and about the events inside and around the World bank/IMF annual meetings 2009. This page is being updated regularly.

4 October 2009

Accountability

News

Breaking the chains?

Violations of the IFC's performance standards in a palm oil project in Indonesia could have far reaching effects, drawing attention to the IFC's responsibility for the impact of whole supply chains as a review of their social and environmental standards gets under way.

22 September 2009

IFI governance

Background

Compliance Advisory Ombudsman review of standards for Bank’s private sector lending

Notes of a session with the CAO at the World Bank spring meetings, Washington, DC, April 22, 2009.

27 April 2009 | Minutes

Environment

News

Karachaganak: IFC still out of compliance

The International Financial Corporation is still out of compliance more than 6 months after findings by the Office of Compliance, Advisor/Ombudsman (CAO) found it to have disregarded its own regulation of toxic chemical emissions at Karachaganak Oil and Condensation Field in Western Kazakhstan.

16 February 2009

IFI governance

News

World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2008

At this year's annual meetings, the focus will of course be on the financial crisis gripping the rich countries of the world. Questions remain as to whether important issues around the World Banks role in climate change and its even governance structure will get the attention they deserve.

12 October 2008

Accountability

News

UN calls for human rights accountability

A UN report says the World Bank's investment arbitration facility is at odds with the protection of human rights.

17 June 2008

Environment

Background

Dialogue with NGOs and Lars Thunell, Executive Vice President and CEO, IFC

Dialogue with NGOs and Lars Thunell, Executive Vice President and CEO, IFC

13 April 2008 | Minutes

Environment

Background

Highlights of BWI-UK network meeting with Caroline Sergeant, 7 February 2008

Highlights of NGO meeting with alternative executive director to the World Bank, Caroline Sergeant

18 February 2008 | Minutes

Accountability

News

UK report on its activities at the World Bank

In late November, the UK released its third report on its relationship with the World Bank, disappointing in the coverage and depth of its analysis.

14 December 2007

Environment

News

Further embarrassment over Botnia

Minutes before cutting the ribbon of inauguration for the IFC-funded pulp mill owned by Finnish Company Oy Metsa Botnia in Uruguay at the start of November, Erikki Varis, CEO of the Finnish company was ordered to hold off by the Spanish government

12 December 2007