Safeguards

IFI governance

Background

Safeguard policies review

Notes from a meeting on the World Bank safeguards review during the World Bank spring meetings.

17 April 2015 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

UK civil society meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Gwen Hines

Notes of a meeting with World Bank executive director Gwen Hines in October 2014.

10 October 2014 | Minutes

Private Sector

Analysis

New report shows IFC FI investments cause human rights abuses around the world

New evidence from Oxfam, the Bretton Woods Project and other NGOs reveals the impact of IFC investments in financial intermediaries on global human rights.

2 April 2015 | Reports

Finance

Analysis

Eroding accountability? The World Bank’s lending mechanisms under review

The World Bank safeguards review leaves out key Bank lending mechanisms despite potential significant impacts, leading to questions around accountability.

31 March 2015

Rights

News

UN experts critique World Bank draft safeguards

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.

2 February 2015

Rights

News

CSOs stage walk-out over World Bank’s safeguards

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.

12 November 2014

Rights

Commentary

Dangers of dilution: World Bank’s new weak environmental and social framework

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.

29 September 2014 | Guest comment

Rights

News

Draft World Bank safeguards “a step backwards”

Further concerns have been raised on the new draft World Bank safeguards framework, as the second phase of the consultation reaches mid-point.

29 September 2014

Rights

News

Consultation launched on new draft World Bank safeguards

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.

4 August 2014

Gender

Analysis

World Bank on gender: walking the equality talk?

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.

4 August 2014