Compliance mechanisms

IFI governance

News

IFC funded Tata Mundra coal plant to be investigated by ADB

IFC funded 4,000 MW coal plant Tata Mundra in India is to be investigated by ADB for negative social and environmental impacts.

26 February 2014

Rights

News

Nigeria forced evictions case before Inspection Panel

A case of forced evictions in the Nigerian city of Lagos has been submitted to the World Bank's Inspection Panel.

23 January 2014

IFI governance

News

Gonzalo Castro de la Mata appointed new Inspection Panel member

Gonzalo Castro de la Mata was appointed as a new member of the World Bank's Inspection Panel in December 2013.

23 January 2014

Finance

Analysis

The IFIs in 2013: year in review

The Bretton Woods Project review of the most important developments at the World Bank and IMF in 2013.

8 January 2014 | Review

Rights

Commentary

CSO response to the CAO investigation into IFC investment in Corporación Dinant, Honduras

An international statement, signed by 70 organisations, in response to the publication in mid January of a CAO audit and the IFC response and action plan related to IFC investment in Corporación Dinant, Honduras.

16 January 2014 | Statement
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Infrastructure

Analysis

World Bank courts controversial coal in India and Indonesia

Despite its increasingly strong rhetoric on tackling climate change the World Bank continues to fund contentious coal projects in India and Indonesia, including rejecting the findings of its accountability mechanism.

3 December 2013

IFI governance

News

World Bank’s Inspection Panel updates its procedures

The World Bank’s accountability mechanism, the Inspection Panel, is updating its operating procedures, including a proposed pilot “to support early solutions” in the Panel process.

3 December 2013

Private Sector

News

Response letter to World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim re: IFC investment in the financial sector

This letter was written to respond to a World Bank 18 April reply to a March civil society letter about an audit of the International Finance Corporation’s lending to the financial sector. The over 50 groups signed on to the letter believe the IFC’s response is inadequate and urge the Bank's president to insist the IFC do more to address the audit’s findings.

25 November 2013 | Letters

Environment

Analysis

Foreclosing the future

Drawing on case studies, reports and evaluations, Bruce Rich paints a picture of a Bank still inflicting suffering on vulnerable populations, and calls on Bank president Jim Yong Kim to show real leadership so that the Bank can learn from experience rather than flee from it.

3 October 2013 | At Issue

IFI governance

Commentary

Year 2 of the Tunisian revolution: Private profit vs public interest

In October 2012, the Tunisian government submitted a draft bill to the Constituent Assembly to shape a legal and institutional framework favourable to public-private partnerships (PPP).

2 July 2013 | Guest comment