Indigenous peoples

Environment

Analysis

Climate Investment Funds Monitor 5

The Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) are financing instruments designed to pilot low-carbon and climate-resilient development through the multilateral development banks (MDBs). They are comprised of two trust funds - the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF).

1 May 2012 | Briefings

Accountability

Background

EIR + 10

Minutes of afternoon sessions of extractives conference, Washington DC, 23 April 2012

23 April 2012 | Minutes

Land

News

World Bank's land policies under fire

In February about 200 people from across Asia demonstrated outside the World Bank office in Bangkok to highlight the failure of the Responsible Agricultural Investment (RAI) principles, co-authored by the Bank, to protect small farmers

5 April 2012

Environment

News

Nature on the market?

The Bank will showcase new initiatives on oceans and the valuation of ecosystem services at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, in Brazil in late June, but is attracting criticism from civil society groups for its approach to 'green growth'.

5 April 2012

Accountability

News

The World Bank and extractives: a rich seam of controversy

As World Bank projects fail to reduce corruption in the mining sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), International Financial Corporation (IFC) investments in extractives are provoking complaints and protests around the world.

7 February 2012

Land

News

On a carbon market mission

While steaming ahead with new carbon market initiatives, the World Bank attracted further criticism and suffered potential setbacks on agriculture and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) at the UN climate negotiations in Durban.

7 February 2012

Accountability

News

Green light for revised PforR, but concerns remain

The World Bank board has approved the controversial new Program-for-Results (PforR) lending instrument, with some concessions to criticism.

7 February 2012

Rights

News

Questions hang over World Bank safeguard review

The World Bank has revealed that the planned period for updating its environment and social safeguard policies, which it aims to consolidate into one single policy, has been extended to December 2013

7 February 2012

Infrastructure

Analysis

No fairy tale

As debates continue at the World Bank about its lending for new coal-fired power plants, residents of the Indian district of Singrauli, the country's coal capital, still live with the lasting social and environmental impacts of decades of coal-related projects and ask why the Bank has never returned to fully address what has been left in the wake of its investments in the region.

18 November 2011 | Reports

Environment

Analysis

Climate Investment Funds Monitor 4

The Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) are financing instruments designed to pilot low-carbon and climate-resilient development through the multilateral development banks (MDBs). They are comprised of two trust funds - the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF).

27 October 2011 | Briefings