Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman



IFC funds Amazon deforestation, undermines safeguard policies

Brazilian and international NGOs charge that IFC-funded soy and cattle projects in the Amazon further deforestation, ignore social and environmental risks and contradict World Bank policy.

26 January 2005

IFI governance


Controversial Indian dam approved

In October the Bank's board approved a $45 million loan from the International Finance Corporation, for the controversial Allain Duhangan hydropower project in the Indian Himalayas.

22 November 2004



Human rights: little progress

The Bank is taking a softly-softly approach to human rights despite announcements earlier in the year that it wanted to clarify its position.

26 November 2002



US NGO challenges Peru mine inspection process

Project Underground, a US NGO working on mining issues, has released a damning assessment of the way that the IFC’s Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman (CAO) has handled complaints about a mine in Peru.

17 September 2002



Peruvian mine blockade, complaint filed

In early March an estimated 5000 people from towns near the Yanacocha mine blockaded one of the main roads leading to the mine.

5 April 2001



Is capital account liberalisation good for the poor ?

Experts gathered in Oxford in January to discuss the linkages between capital account liberalization (CAL) and poverty reduction at a meeting organized by Bretton Woods Project and Oxfam-GB and sponsored by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).

6 February 2001



IFC Jordon project complaint

On 30 November Friends of the Earth Middle East lodged a complaint on the International Finance Corporation (IFC)’s role in the Jordan Gateway Industrial Estate Project.

12 December 2000