Bold statements made by the UN special rapporteur on the right to food argue that international law is binding on organisations such as the World Bank, IMF and WTO.
A new report from corruption watchdog Transparency International indicates that despite improved efforts by the World Bank on corruption ahead of other regional development banks, there is still a striking inconsistency between the discourse and practice of the Bank. A new US anti-corruption bill and an oil revenue agreement with Chad are the latest tests.
Brief summary of the presentation of the World Bank's social development report, and follow-up discussion
Summary of the recent paper by UK-based NGO Forest Peoples Programme regarding Indigenous peoples and the World Bank: experiences with participation
Update on the World Bank Group’s progress on the management response to the Extractive Industries Review. Problems relating to the BTC pipeline on its inauguration. Summary of the book The risks we run, on political risk insurance and the mining industry.
World Bank researchers Kaufmann and Kraay have released the latest edition of their governance indicators, finding no improvement in global governance.
Minutes of Spring meeting with Tom Scholar and UK NGOs in London
Highlights of the IFC consultation with civil society on its revision of the WBG environmental and social safeguards
Civil society meeting with the World Bank Group on the Extractive Industries Review update
Villagers of Badin district in southeastern Pakistan are demanding compensation from the World Bank for a drainage infrastructure project that has wrought environmental devastation and led to the loss of lives.