Bill withdrawn after allegations of misconduct, as Nigerian civil society mobilises against water privatisation.
IFC and MIGA must ‘walk the accountability walk’ on the road mapped by independent review
Implementation in full of the independent review of IFC, MIGA and CAO is essential if institutions are to meet persistent accountability and remedy gaps.
Lagos water rights summit rejects World Bank privatisation
World Bank water privatisation push in Africa criticised by civil society that are calling for a rights-based approach.
World Bank-funded Kenya company targets complainants
Community representatives involved in a World Bank Inspection Panel complaint have been targeted with a court injunction by a Bank-funded company.
US Congresswoman criticises World Bank investments in water privatisation
A US Congresswoman has called for an end to the World Bank’s investments in water privatisation until a robust evaluation has taken place.
Nigeria water privatisation questioned
Civil society in Nigeria has criticised and called for disclosure of a water privatisation scheme in Lagos involving the World Bank.
Lagos public water advocates call for democracy, not World Bank-supported “enlightenment”
Shayda Naficy argues that water infrastructure and distribution should be financed and managed by public entities rather than through privatisation.
Public water: the antidote to failed World Bank water policy in Lagos
The World Bank's push for water privatisation in Nigeria is harming people's access to safe, affordable water.
Global Partnership for Oceans: World Bank fishing in troubled waters?
CSO concerns have been raised over the Bank’s Global Partnership for Oceans initiative, due to the strong emphasis on promoting aquaculture and the push for privatisation of access to fish resources.
World Bank’s thirst for hydropower
The World Bank and IFC continue push for controversial hydropower, with projects in Guatemala, Democratic Republic of Congo, East Africa, Niger, Pakistan and Macedonia. The Bank warned on long term viability of hydropower, as Uruguay’s state hydro company agreed insurance with the Bank.