Safeguards

IFI governance

Background

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

Wednesday 25 June 2014 22 Whitehall, London   Attendees: World Bank: Gwen Hines, UK Executive…

1 July 2014 | Minutes

Private Sector

Analysis

IFC: Learning lessons or institutional amnesia?

In response to the IFC’s shaming over its involvement with Dinant corporation in Honduras, the institution produced a “lessons learned” document. However, it has been rejected by campaigners, who are demanding more fundamental reform.

20 June 2014

Rights

News

Further delays for World Bank safeguards review

The World Bank’s safeguards review is facing more delays in the face of internal wrangling, while civil society has ramped up demands for stronger rules.

20 June 2014

IFI governance

Background

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

Wednesday 2 April 2014 22 Whitehall, London Attendees: World Bank: Gwen Hines, UK Executive Director…

5 June 2014 | Minutes

Rights

Background

Update on WBG safeguard's review process

Sponsor: WBG (Safeguards Review Team) Panelists: Stefan Koeberle (Director, Operational Policies Country Services), Mark King…

12 April 2014 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

CSO roundtable with World Bank Group executive directors

Sponsor: World Bank Group Panelists:  Merza Hassan (Executive Director for Kuwait, and Dean of the…

8 April 2014

Rights

Background

Multilateral Development Banks & human rights: Issues, challenges, opportunities

Samuel Dash Conference on Human Rights, Georgetown University Law Center The substance of lending safeguards…

7 April 2014

Rights

News

World Bank accused of resettlement “cultural genocide”

A series of high-profile eviction cases in Kenya, Nigeria and Cambodia has exposed the World Bank’s failure to protect the human rights of communities supposed to benefit from its projects, prompting widespread international condemnation.

31 March 2014

IFI governance

News

“Declining performance” at World Bank as strategy moves forward

A leaked draft IEG report reveals declining performance trends at the World Bank, including the IFC’s financial sector lending, while the implementation of the Bank’s strategy continues with the launch of a public consultation on the new country engagement model.

31 March 2014

IFI governance

Commentary

World Bank accountability mechanisms: Any lessons learned yet?

The effectiveness of the Bank's accountability mechanisms relies on the extent their findings are accepted by Bank management. In three recent cases the Bank president has not responded seriously to their findings. The mechanisms must be made powerful and independent enough to hold the Bank to account.

27 February 2014 | Guest comment