Safeguards

Rights

News

Witness: The World Bank's damage to communities and the environment

Bretton Woods Project and Oxfam are pleased to invite you to a meeting with leading activists including from Cameroon, India, and Argentina who are visiting London as part of a European lobby tour. 11 March 2014 at 14:30.

27 February 2014 | Event

IFI governance

Background

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

24 January 2014 Attendees World Bank: Gwen Hines, UK World Bank Executive Director UK government:…

3 February 2014 | Minutes

Rights

News

Safeguards review neglects people with disability, children

Civil society organisations has highlighted that the critical needs of people with disabilities and children are not being addressed by the World Bank’s safeguards review.

23 January 2014

Finance

Analysis

The IFIs in 2013: year in review

The Bretton Woods Project review of the most important developments at the World Bank and IMF in 2013.

8 January 2014 | Review

Rights

Analysis

IFC fails to act on human rights abuses in Honduras

IFC accountability mechanism formally links World Bank client to human rights abuses on palm oil project in Honduras, and highlights systemic problems with IFC procedures.

23 January 2014

Rights

Commentary

Leaving behind the most vulnerable

The World Bank-funded conditional cash transfer programme in the Philippines fails to include people with disabilities, meaning they are missing out on vital support.

23 January 2014 | Guest comment

Environment

Analysis

Kenya evictions: foreshadowing future World Bank forest work?

Indigenous peoples have been evicted from their forests by a conservation project in Kenya funded by the World Bank. The Bank is currently drafting a new forests action plan.

23 January 2014

Rights

Background

Review and update of the World Bank’s safeguard policies

Minutes from a side event with the World Bank safeguards team presenting an update on the review process during the World Bank/IMF annual meetings 2013.

14 October 2013 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

World Bank executive directors roundtable with CSOs

Tuesday 8 October 2013 Panelists: •    Merza Hassan (WB Executive Director for Kuwait and Dean…

8 October 2013 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

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

The Bretton Woods Project convenes meetings with World Bank and IMF executive directors (EDs) several times a year. On 17 September the Project and civil society representatives met with Gwen Hines, the UK World Bank ED. Here are the notes from the meeting.

4 October 2013 | Minutes