Despite improvements, notes still contain gaps in key areas including human rights and climate action
World Bank ESF draft Guidance Notes for Borrowers continue to concern civil society
Civil society groups write to World Bank calling for substantial revision of the draft Notes.
Notes of 21 April 2017 spring meetings CSPF session on implementation of new environmental and social framework.
A CSO report has found that the World Bank’s development policy lending is supporting incentives for fossil fuels in Egypt, Indonesia, Mozambique and Peru.
Notes from a side event on implementation of the new World Bank environmental and social framework, which took place during the World Bank-IMF 2016 annual meetings.
Notes from a side event at the IMF/World Bank 2016 annual meetings discussing lessons learned from the World Bank Group’s experiences with high risk projects, safeguards, gender equality, Indigenous Peoples, and environmental and social management systems, and how these should be applied to the Green Climate Fund.
World Bank approved new safeguards after a four year process. Civil society warned of loopholes in new Bank safeguards, its reliance upon “borrower systems”, the lack of references to LGBTQ people and to recognised core ILO labour standards.
Notes of a meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Melanie Robinson 21 July 2016.
The World Bank has released its Forest Action Plan, but civil society raised concerns, including regarding lack of impact in light of the outcomes of the safeguards review and the links to the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility.