Civil society organisations have expressed alarm at the process recently launched by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) - the World Bank Group's private sector lending arm- to overhaul its safeguard policies.
The management response to the Extractive Industries Review (EIR) - described by development and environment…
Indigenous leaders have said that a meeting with the World Bank legal team was inadequate.
On 20 October, World Bank Vice President Ian Johnson responded to Extractive Industries Review Eminent Person Emil Salim confirming that the Bank will delay finalisation of the Indigenous Peoples Policy until the first quarter of 2004.
A motion signed by 42 MPs urges the UK government to encourage Botswana to respect the rights of Botswana's Bushmen.
One of the first pilot projects using the World Bank's climate change carbon trading programmes has come under fire from local groups for endorsing destructive tree plantations.
Despite World Bank involvement, the Chad Cameroon petroleum project has confirmed that under authoritarian regimes there is a fundamental incompatibility between poverty alleviation objectives and oil exploitation activities.
Civil society groups have reacted angrily to a document circulated by the Extractive Industries Review, the initiative established by the World Bank to make recommendations about its future roles in supporting oil, gas and mining.
An official assessment of the Bank’s compliance with its indigenous peoples operational directive confirms criticisms by indigenous peoples’ organisations that the Bank's record is deficient.
Indigenous peoples and NGOs supporting them have released angry statements about the World Bank’s indigenous peoples and forests policies.