Indigenous peoples

Environment

Background

Highlights of BWI-UK network meeting with Caroline Sergeant, 7 February 2008

Highlights of NGO meeting with alternative executive director to the World Bank, Caroline Sergeant

18 February 2008 | Minutes

Rights

News

Bujagali dam under second investigation

As a result of claims submitted by the Ugandan NGO, National Association of Professional Environmentalists, the Bujagali dam is under investigation again

1 February 2008

Rights

Commentary

Whoever loses, the Bank always wins

The World Bank developed its campaign to 'combat' climate change through curbing carbon emissions from deforestation in tropical countries, but nobody noticed that the Bank, through its lending and development policies, has been promoting deforestation in tropical countries like Indonesia.

1 February 2008 | Guest comment

Environment

News

Bank violates own policies in Congo

The findings of an Inspection Panel investigation into the Bank's failure to comply with its own safeguard policies in its support for forest sector reforms in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was discussed by the board in January

1 February 2008

Rights

News

Bank violates indigenous rights

The World Bank-funded Nam Theun 2 (NT2) dam in Lao PDR is under scrutiny once again from NGOs, UN representatives and 'international experts' for its violation of human and indigenous peoples' rights, and its failure to achieve the development and environment goals it has promised

1 February 2008

IFI governance

Commentary

Bankspeak of the year 2007

Annual Bretton Woods Project award for the most incomprehensible or absurd use of language in a Bank or Fund document or speech.

1 February 2008 | Humour

Accountability

News

UK report on its activities at the World Bank

In late November, the UK released its third report on its relationship with the World Bank, disappointing in the coverage and depth of its analysis.

14 December 2007

Accountability

News

Public campaigns to reform IDA

In Europe, Asia and the United States, civil society has campaigned for reform of the World Bank through the replenishment process of the International Development Association.

4 December 2007

Environment

News

IFC: carbon cowboys in the Amazon

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) risk breaching their own social and environmental safeguards if they provide funding for the Peru liquefied natural gas project, or Camisea II.

4 December 2007

Environment

Background

A dialogue with Lars Thunell, International Finance Corporation, Executive Vice President and CEO

Highlights of a 22 October civil society dialogue with Lars Thunell, International Finance Corporation, Executive Vice President and CEO.

23 October 2007 | Minutes