A joint statement from 34 global civil society organizations regarding the extremely disturbing reports of a child sexual abuse cover-up by World Bank Group officials in connection with IFC's investment in Bridge International Academies in Kenya.
The success of the World Bank Evolution Roadmap will depend on developed countries' willingness to bridge the gap with developing countries by increasing Global South decision-making power and committing to a capital increase.
Despite lofty rhetoric, Bank’s attempts to use scarce concessional finance to build investable project pipelines to secure power sector decarbonisation faces significant hurdles.
BWP is now accepting applications for the new role of Environment Project Officer, which will support the Project's advocacy and research on the Bretton Woods Institutions' climate-related policies.
World Bank and IMF shareholders must use the anniversaries of the Inspection Panel and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights respectively to demand both establish human rights policies and meet their international obligation to provide remedy
Civil society questions the proposed expansion of the Cascade approach, which has failed to deliver the ‘trillions’ promised.
Bank’s approach relies on countries' national climate plans, which are not currently collectively aligned with 1.5°C temperature goal.
World Bank and IFC continue promoting false solutions to climate and environmental emergency, helping extractive companies greenwash their environmental impacts.
New analysis by Bank Climate Advocates of 300 projects found IFC failed to follow its own guidelines on ‘emissions quantification, alternatives analysis, mitigation, disclosure and affected communities impact assessment’.
As IMF and World Bank tinker at margins, 50 policymakers, diplomats and academics from over 26 countries issue Havana Declaration calling for an assertion of Southern power and the building of a new "planetary bloc".
Notes from a Civil Society Policy Forum panel on 14 October 2022 titled "Implications of financial deepening for inequality and its impact on gender, poverty, and marginalization."
Notes from a Civil Society Policy Forum event on 14 October titled "Greening whole economies? Unpacking World Bank plans for Paris alignment by July 2023."
Notes from a Civil Society Policy Forum panel on 13 October titled "IFC, Uber and the gig economy: deregulation and labour flexibilisation as a 'women’s empowerment' strategy,"
Uber Leaks and cancelled BlackRock and UN Women partnership highlight contradiction of corporate ‘pink washing’ interests with IFI gender commitments.
Independent Evaluation Group report highlighted private sector education provision can exacerbate inequality and undermine the public sector school system.
Pakistan increases fuel prices in effort to meet IMF conditions, while cost of importing LNG surges.