Extractives

Environment

Background

CSO Roundtable with Lars Thunel

Notes of a meeting, Washington DC, 21 September 2011

26 September 2011 | Minutes

Environment

Background

Plundered nations?

Notes of a meeting, Washington DC, 21 September 2011

23 September 2011 | Minutes

Environment

News

World Bank pushing dirty coal and massive hydro

The Bank's energy projects in Kosovo and India are being lambasted by critics for threatening livelihoods and the environment.

13 September 2011

Environment

Commentary

World Bank's Africa strategy remains rutted in comfort zone

A critical analysis of the World Bank's new strategy for Africa

14 June 2011 | Guest comment

IFI governance

News

El Banco Mundial aumenta los prestamos a las industrias extractivas a pesar de los abusos a los dere

Los grupos de la sociedad civil han acusado al Banco por no haber previsto o respondido a los casos de las violaciones de los derechos humanos en el oleoducto Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan patrocinado por el Banco (BTC) en el Caucaso y Turquia, justo en el momento en el que el Banco anuncia un aumento en las inversiones en las industrias extractivas.

14 April 2011

IFI governance

News

World Bank launches new Africa strategy

In March, the World Bank launched its new Africa strategy, outlining three main areas in which it will focus its operations: competitiveness and employment, vulnerability and resilience of citizens, and governance and public sector capacity.

5 April 2011

Rights

News

World Bank increases extractives lending despite human rights abuses

Civil society groups have accused the World Bank of failing to foresee or respond to human rights abuses in the Bank-sponsored Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline in the Caucasus and Turkey, just as the Bank announces a boost in investments in extractive industries.

5 April 2011

IFI governance

News

Unprecedented ruling on IFC immunity

Ghana's Supreme Court ruled in January that the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Bank's private sector lending arm, is not immune from legal action in the country.

17 February 2011

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

Environment

News

National responses to World Bank's energy strategy review

An October report by UK NGO Christian Aid, Energy for our common future, brings together responses by civil society groups in India, Bolivia, Peru and South Africa to the World Bank's energy strategy review.

29 November 2010