MIGA

Accountability

News

Bujagali funding imminent

Funding from the World Bank and the European Investment Bank for the controversial Bujagali dam in Uganda is imminent.

31 January 2007

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

Background

Highlights of meeting with Tom Scholar and UK NGOs

Highlights of meeting between Tom Scholar and UK NGOs, December 2006

18 December 2006 | Minutes

Environment

News

Global energy solutions bank on carbon trading

In the midst of climate talks in Nairobi and the release of the Stern review on the potential catastrophic economic impacts of climate change, the World Bank has been touting the most recent draft of its investment framework on clean energy and development, and stepping up its role in devising market-based solutions to climate change. Critics have decried the hypocrisy of the Bank's role in funding fossil fuel projects, and the perverse rationale behind carbon trading

23 November 2006

Rights

News

World Bank on human rights: “active support” but no politics

In October the Swedish minister of foreign affairs launched a Nordic trust fund for justice and human rights, and the World Bank Institute devoted its latest edition of Development Outreach, to human rights and development

23 November 2006

Accountability

News

Bank stumped on Uruguayan paper mills

The IFC and MIGA have been unable to manage the international dispute created by their proposed investment in two pulp and paper mills in Uruguay, and show no signs of setting a board date for considering Bank support.

19 June 2006

Rights

Background

Highlights of UK NGO meeting with Secretary of State for International Development, Hilary Benn

Highlights of meeting between UK NGOs and Secretary of State for International Development, 18 April 2006

21 April 2006 | Minutes

Finance

Background

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

Brief highlights of NGO meeting with Tom Scholar, April 2006

20 April 2006 | Minutes

Social services

Background

The World Bank and water

An overview of how water-related issues are managed at the World Bank.

8 April 2006 | Inside the institutions

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

Rights

Background

BWP thanks readers for support

thank you to all readers who made financial contributions to the project

23 January 2006 | Project news

Social services

Background

The World Bank and education

brief summary of the World Bank's work and priorities in education

23 January 2006 | Inside the institutions