Covid-19 pandemic highlights the urgent need for ICSID and wider ISDS reforms as cases threaten to undermine state efforts to protect public health.
IFC denies responsibility for harms to the community in dam case despite investigation findings.
World Bank board approves Tanzania education loan amid pregnant schoolgirls re-admission ban.
Bretton Woods Institutions found to share responsibility for social unrest leading to serious human rights violations.
CSO framework evaluates consequences of private sector activity on right to health.
Bank responds to allegations with investigation into whether its China lending could be going to internment camps.
World Bank and IFC identified as key funders of projects that endanger human rights defenders.
UN releases Guiding Principles on human rights impact assessments of economic reforms, begging the question of how the IMF will respond.
IFC announces changes to environment and social safeguards after historic United States Supreme Court ruling.
Defenders in Development Campaign welcomes IFC’s position on retaliation against human rights defenders in development but call for more specific actions