Conflict

Rights

Background

Reform agenda in the post-war reconstruction of Iraq

Highlights of seminar: the reform agenda in the post-war reconstruction of Iraq

25 September 2005 | Minutes

IFI governance

News

European CSO meeting with European executive directors to the World Bank

Civil society representatives from over twelve European countries, as well as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and a parliamentarian from Malawi, met with World Bank executive directors from the European region in what has become a staple event in the annual meetings diary.

24 September 2005

Rights

Commentary

The World Bank, the apartheid wall and the ghettoisation of Palestine

Comment by Jamal Juma, campaign coordinator of the Palestinian anti-apartheid wall campaign: StoptheWall.

12 September 2005 | Guest comment

Rights

News

Haiti - “year of progress” or whitewash?

A letter from Haitian solidarity NGOs, faith groups and academics was sent to president Wolfowitz in August to protest the Bank's mis-portrayal of the situation in the country.

12 September 2005

Rights

Background

Dam review 5 years on: lessons not learned

Brief update of some of the key concerns and projects in relation to Bank-funded hydropower five years on from the WCD and the Bank's failure to adopt many of the WCD recommendations

12 September 2005 | Resource

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

Rights

Background

Pick and choose:Bank on extractive recommendations

Summary and highlights of IFC's response to civil society regarding the implementation of the World Bank Group's own recommendations of the Extractive Industry Review (EIR)

12 September 2005 | Resource

Rights

News

From bad to worse: IFC safeguards

The serious inadequacies of the IFC's environmental and social safeguards in light of a number of IFC-supported projects

13 June 2005

Rights

News

Further violations at IFC-backed mine

A summary of anti-mining activity in Guatemala and an update on the Marlin mine investigation by the CAO.

10 April 2005

Rights

News

Evaluations of education, countries “under stress”

The World Bank’s Operations Evaluation Department is in the early stages of evaluations of the Bank’s work in education and in so-called low-income countries under stress.

26 January 2005