Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman

Environment

Background

A dialogue with Lars Thunell, International Finance Corporation, Executive Vice President and CEO

Highlights of a 22 October civil society dialogue with Lars Thunell, International Finance Corporation, Executive Vice President and CEO.

23 October 2007 | Minutes

Finance

Analysis

Programme conditions, project safeguards: Quo vadis World Bank?

This briefing clarifies the landscape of programme conditions and project safeguards and what it implies for a move towards responsible lending standards.

8 October 2007 | At Issue

Environment

News

Congo: mining, conflict and complicity

A confidential World Bank memo dated September 2005 finds that three of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s biggest mining contracts were approved with “a complete lack of transparency”.

31 January 2007

Environment

News

CAO fails to reduce conflict in Peru

A report by Friends of the Earth finds that the 'roundtable dialogue' set up by the World Bank's Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) has been unable to fulfil its objectives to intervene effectively in conflicts between the IFC-supported Yanacocha mine company and affected communities in Cajamarca, Peru.

15 December 2006

Rights

News

Uruguay pulp mills: “no risk”

IFC-commissioned impact assessment has found few environmental and social risks posed by the pulp and paper mills being built by Finland’s Botnia and Spain’s ENCE in the Uruguayan town of Fray Bentos.

23 November 2006

Accountability

News

BTC: destruction, abuse and betrayal

In July, as the oil in the IFC-supported Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline finally began flowing a year behind schedule, civil society groups from affected countries and elsewhere presented evidence of destruction, abuse and betrayal.

11 September 2006

Rights

News

Audit finds MIGA at fault in DRC mine

The independent audit of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman was made public in February.

8 April 2006

Environment

News

UK reports on World Bank and IMF: More work to do

The UK's Department for International Development and Treasury released in late March annual reports on their relationship with the World Bank and the IMF respectively.

8 April 2006

Environment

Background

Highlights of UK NGO meeting with executive director to the World Bank and IMF, Tom Scholar

Brief minutes of UK NGO meeting with Tom Scholar

12 January 2006 | Minutes

Social services

News

World Bank loan at human rights tribunal

Argentine NGO CEDHA has filed a complaint to the IFC's Compliance Advisor Ombudsman on a pulp and paper mill project in Uruguay.

21 November 2005

Rights

Background

Indigenous policy undermines rights

Summary of the recent paper by UK-based NGO Forest Peoples Programme regarding Indigenous peoples and the World Bank: experiences with participation

12 September 2005 | Resource

Infrastructure

Background

IFC consultation with civil society on the safeguard review

Highlights of the IFC consultation with civil society on its revision of the WBG environmental and social safeguards

22 April 2005 | Minutes