Human rights

Rights

News

IFC backs controversial Ghana gold mine

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.

8 April 2006

Environment

News

IFC safeguard review finished: client risk over protecting rights

Critics assert that the IFC's new revised standards will lead to more not fewer cases of social and environmental abuse.

8 April 2006

Environment

News

La implementación del Banco Mundial deja que desear en asuntos de petróleo, gas

La implementaci

16 February 2006

Environment

News

Bank implementation falls short on oil, gas and mining

Civil society highlights the shortcomings of the Bank's management reponse to the extractive industries review.

20 January 2006

Accountability

Background

Bank freezes pipeline funds to Chad

Bank freezes Chad's funds following government violation of agreement with Bank over the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline

20 January 2006 | Resource

Rights

News

World Bank “pushing big dams” across Asia

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.

20 January 2006

Environment

Background

Highlights of UK NGO meeting with executive director to the World Bank and IMF, Tom Scholar

Brief minutes of UK NGO meeting with Tom Scholar

12 January 2006 | Minutes

Accountability

News

World Bank loan at human rights tribunal

Argentine NGO CEDHA has filed a complaint to the IFC's Compliance Advisor Ombudsman on a pulp and paper mill project in Uruguay.

21 November 2005

Knowledge

Background

HIV/AIDS and the World Bank

Summary of the Bank's response to HIV/AIDS

21 November 2005 | Inside the institutions

Rights

News

Lao dam: obligations undermined?

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).

21 November 2005