Notes from a meeting on the World Bank safeguards review during the World Bank spring meetings.
Notes of a meeting with World Bank executive director Gwen Hines in October 2014.
New evidence from Oxfam, the Bretton Woods Project and other NGOs reveals the impact of IFC investments in financial intermediaries on global human rights.
The World Bank safeguards review leaves out key Bank lending mechanisms despite potential significant impacts, leading to questions around accountability.
UN experts have questioned the World Bank’s draft safeguards’ lack of references to human rights, meanwhile the consultation process continues to raise concerns by NGOs.
Protesters demonstrated their frustration with the new draft safeguards framework by walking out of a World Bank consultation, as an extension is announced to the second phase of the consultation process.
World Bank’s new draft environmental and social framework is criticised as a step backwards that could lower the standards for the international development community.
Further concerns have been raised on the new draft World Bank safeguards framework, as the second phase of the consultation reaches mid-point.
The World Bank has released a first draft of its new safeguards framework for consultation, despite concerns from civil society organisations and indigenous peoples groups.
The World Bank is increasingly highlighting barriers to women accessing economic and social rights. However, it has been accused by NGOs of neglecting gender equality in the new draft of its safeguards policy framework.