On 31 January, the IFC approved a $125 million loan to Newmont Mining Corporation for the development of the Ahafo gold mine project in western Ghana, which NGOs link to human rights and environmental problems.
Critics assert that the IFC's new revised standards will lead to more not fewer cases of social and environmental abuse.
Civil society highlights the shortcomings of the Bank's management reponse to the extractive industries review.
Bank freezes Chad's funds following government violation of agreement with Bank over the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline
Bank upscales its funding for large scale hydro in Pakistan and Inda, fails to adequately assess resettlement in China, and tries to take credit for increased investment in renewable energy and energy investment merely by increasing its funding for large high risk dam projects.
Brief minutes of UK NGO meeting with Tom Scholar
Argentine NGO CEDHA has filed a complaint to the IFC's Compliance Advisor Ombudsman on a pulp and paper mill project in Uruguay.
Summary of the Bank's response to HIV/AIDS
A report by Can and Leader analyses the concession agreement for the Bank-supported Nam Theun 2 dam in Lao PDR (Update 45), between the country's government and the Nam Theun 2 Power Company Ltd (NTPC).