Indigenous peoples


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Accountability

Commentary

Cambodians denounce World Bank-funded land grab

We are the residents of Boeung Kak in Sras Choc commune, Phnom Penh, Cambodia who submitted a complaint to the World Bank Inspection Panel in September 2009. Our land rights, including our right to register our land, were unfairly denied by the World Bank-financed land-titling project.

5 April 2011 | Guest comment

Accountability

News

Cambodia and the limits of World Bank accountability

The World Bank Inspection Panel released an investigation report in March, which found that the Bank breached its operational policies by failing to properly design and supervise the Cambodia Land Management and Administration Project (LMAP), contributing to "grave harm" to affected families.

5 April 2011

Environment

News

World Bank ignoring forest communities?

The World Bank has come under fire for its Inspection Panel's decision on the forestry sector in Liberia, while new reports from civil society groups add to the growing backlog of criticism over the Bank's Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF).

5 April 2011

Environment

News

World Bank seeks expanded role in climate finance despite civil society protests

As civil society organisations line up to demand a minimal role for the World Bank in the new Green Climate Fund (GCF), the Bank is pushing its Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) as a model for the GCF, despite criticism and protest at CIF projects flaring up in recipient countries.

5 April 2011

Accountability

Commentary

IFC must demonstrate its commitment to respect human rights

In March 2011 60 civil society organisations published a statement addressing the final proposed draft of the International Finance Corporation's revised Sustainability Framework, which is intended to manage social and environmental risks associated with IFC activities.

7 March 2011 | Statement

Accountability

Background

Notes of meeting between UK Executive Director to World Bank and Civil Society Groups

On February 2nd 2011 civil society organisations held a meeting with the UK Executive Director to the World Bank and staff from the Department for International Development to discuss the formation of the new Green Climate Fund, the World Bank energy startegy review, and the role of the private sector in World Bank lending.

7 March 2011 | Minutes

Rights

News

IFC standards revision leaves out human rights

As the review of the performance standards of the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC), the World Bank's private sector lending arm, enters the last stretch, civil society groups are up in arms about the latest draft, which has taken steps backward, particularly in relation to the inclusion of human rights.

18 February 2011

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Environment

IFC ignores rights in the Philippines?

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank's private sector lending arm, has been accused of neglecting the rights of indigenous people in the Philippines.

17 February 2011

Infrastructure

Analysis

The role of the World Bank in carbon markets

This paper outlines the World Bank's involvement in the carbon market and reviews concerns about its impacts on greenhouse gas emission reductions and development.

4 February 2011 | Briefings

Infrastructure

Analysis

Climate Investment Funds Monitor 3

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).

4 February 2011 | Briefings