MIGA

Rights

Analysis

World Bank support for extractives: complicity in human rights violations

Refers to the Bank's failure to adequately and explicitly address human rights in its policies, as well as the causality between Bank supported extractive projects and the exacerbation of conflict. Looks at case studies from Democratic Republic of Congo, Guatemala and Chad and Camerooon.

12 September 2005

Environment

News

Climate change and the World Bank: dubious green credentials

Critique of the new role assigned to the World Bank by the G8 in tackling climate change by creating a framework for clean energy and development. Summary of recent documents examining the Bank's perpetuation of fossil-fuelled economic expansion and false claims made in relation to the Clean Development Mechanism

12 September 2005

Environment

News

Slow progress on World Bank’s oil, gas and mining commitments

Update on the World Bank Group’s progress on the management response to the Extractive Industries Review. Problems relating to the BTC pipeline on its inauguration. Summary of the book The risks we run, on political risk insurance and the mining industry.

13 June 2005

IFI governance

Background

The World Bank board of executive directors (archive)

A summary of the structure and workings of the World Bank Group's board of executive directors.

10 April 2005 | Inside the institutions

Rights

News

NGOs to new MIGA head: live up to your mandate

NGOs sent a letter to the new head of the MIGA outlining concerns about portfolio balance, insufficient transparency, and weak environmental and social oversight.

22 November 2004

Rights

News

IFIwatchnet in your region … and in video!

IFIwatchnet has established regional animators and will soon add multimedia resources.

27 July 2004

Finance

News

MIGA role in Ethiopian Nestlé claim unclear

Questions about what advice MIGA provided to the Ethiopian government in its role as mediator in a $6m suit filed against the country by the Swiss multinational.

28 January 2003

Private Sector

News

Spas, malls and five star hotels

As part of the World Bank Group, the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), a publicly funded, political-risk insurance provider, is supposed to share the Bank’s overarching goal of poverty alleviation and environmentally sustainable development.

26 November 2002

Infrastructure

News

Bank plans private sector shake-up

In February the World Bank’s Board will consider a new Private Sector Development Strategy.

17 January 2002

Environment

News

Arrests of Tanzania mine activists

In late November the Tanzanian authorities took action against an organisation which has been investigating the death and dispersal of artisanal miners at a project backed by the World Bank Group.

17 January 2002

Environment

News

Tanzanian authorities attempt to silence activists on Bulyanhulu case

Tanzanian authorities have arrested Rugemeleza Nshala, President of the Lawyers Environmental Action Team (LEAT), and raided the house of another LEAT lawyer, Tundu Lissu in connection with their investigations into abuses and irregularities at the World Bank-backed Bulyanhulu gold mine.

17 January 2002

Private Sector

News

MIGA responds to critics

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) has issued a 13-page response to the report Risky Business published by Friends of the Earth and other NGOs this summer.

2 November 2001