Displacement

Environment

IFC ignores rights in the Philippines?

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank's private sector lending arm, has been accused of neglecting the rights of indigenous people in the Philippines.

17 February 2011

Infrastructure

News

World Bank assesses water strategy, faces barrage of criticism

In September, the Bank released a progress report on the implementation of its 2003 water resources strategy, while criticism mounts over its hydropower lending, water resource management and support for private sector provision.

30 September 2010

Environment

News

Undermining development? IFIs' role in extractive industries in disarray

Ongoing mining projects’ impacts on rights, gender and the environment suggest a new approach to the sector is needed, as the IMF and World Bank dole out contradictory advice on mining revenues.

30 September 2010

Environment

News

IFC's mining investments: a black hole for human rights?

A spate of human rights violations and environmental abuses by mining ventures backed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank, is raising alarm over the inadequacy of its social and environmental standards.

16 April 2010

Environment

News

IFC lends a hand in great "land grab"

As the International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank, announces plans to increase investment in agribusiness by up to 30 per cent in the next three years, NGO reports shed light on the IFC's role in 'land grabs' and flaws in its approach to the food crisis.

20 November 2009

Rights

News

Inspection Panel raps World Bank in Ghana

A complaint to the World Bank Inspection Panel by the NGO, Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE), on behalf of the Agyemankata community has resulted in a report confirming violations of Bank policies on forced evictions and environmental hazards related to a planned landfill near Accra, Ghana.

10 July 2009

IFI governance

Background

IFC and broad community support

Minutes of a session hosted by the IFC at the World Bank spring meetings, April 23, 2009

27 April 2009 | Minutes

Rights

News

Bank falls foul of Inspection Panel

Inspection Panel reports relating to Albania and Uganda expose World Bank non-compliance in a number of areas. These findings are compounded by allegations of corruption and the obstruction of the Inspection Panel investigation.

13 February 2009

Environment

News

Dam wrong

A forthcoming World Bank commissioned book on large dams stresses their purported economic benefits whilst inadequately addressing serious social and environmental costs. The book is a further indicator of the Bank's preference for large dams.

27 November 2008

Rights

Background

Resettlement, the IFIs, and Equator Principles: Research and Action

Workshop at World Bank annual meetings (8 October 2008), sponsored by Bank Information Center (BIC), International Network on Displacement and Resettlement (INDR), International Accountability Project (IAP).

14 October 2008 | Minutes