Energy

Environment

Analysis

Scaling up Renewable Energy Program (SREP)

Chapter of CIFs Monitor 8 on the Scaling up Renewable Energy Program (SREP)

23 October 2013

Infrastructure

Analysis

World Bank energy directions: going for gas

The World Bank launched a new energy directions paper in July but continues to focus funding on fossil fuels such as natural gas

3 October 2013

Infrastructure

News

World Bank to “lead the way” on infrastructure investment

World Bank president Jim Yong Kim reiterated the Bank’s intentions to develop a global infrastructure facility, while the G20 process on infrastructure continued to focus on PPPs. The G20 accountability report noted failure to address environmental safeguards, and criticism on privatisation in the energy sector was raised by PSIRU.

4 October 2013

Infrastructure

Background

Civil society meeting with Stewart James, UK Alternate Executive Director to the World Bank

Minutes of CSO meeting with Stewart James, UK Alternate Executive Director to the World Bank, 15 July 2013

16 September 2013 | Minutes

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
No Alto Maipo

Infrastructure

Commentary

Alto Maipo endangers Santiago water supply

Chilean civil society groups demand that a controversial hydroelectric project, which is projected to have a negative impact on environment and Santiago's supply of drinking water, be reconsidered.

24 September 2013 | Guest comment

Infrastructure

News

IMF push for MENA subsidy reforms

The IMF signed a deal with Tunisia in June, after its renewed attempt to lend to Egypt failed in April, while civil society remained concerned about the legitimacy and transparency of the negotiations.

26 June 2013

IFI governance

Analysis

World Bank "short-sighted and cross-eyed" on fossil fuels

As the World Bank released a new report on the impacts of climate change and is due to discuss its energy focus, it defended its engagement in fossil fuels, including the Kosovo coal power plant.

26 June 2013

Infrastructure

Analysis

World Bank says "stars are aligned" for large infrastructure

The World Bank, in conjunction with the G20, is reinvigorating its infrastructure focus, paying particular attention to leveraging resources from the private sector and investing in fragile and conflict affected states. It announced a return to big hydropower projects, despite continued concerns about projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guatemala and Uganda.

26 June 2013

IFI governance

Analysis

Memorandum to the International Development Committee

In written evidence submitted to the UK parliament's International Development Committee, we argue that further reform of the World Bank is needed.

26 June 2013 | Briefings