Indonesia

IFI governance

Background

Meeting president Kim’s pledge of “no dilution” for safeguards

Minutes of a civil society meeting on upward harmonisation of World Bank safeguards during the World Bank/IMF annual meetings 2013.

13 October 2013 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Continuing conversations with CAO

Minutes from a CAO sponsored event during the 2013 World Bank/IMF annual meetings.

13 October 2013 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Austerity and Inequality in Europe

Minutes from Oxfam-hosted civil society seminar at 2013 Annual meetings on European austerity and inequality

12 October 2013 | Minutes

Finance

Analysis

IMF gets emerging markets wrong, again

The Fund has had to conduct another embarrassing “U-turn” to warn of the growing risks to the stability of developing countries, while cautiously accepting the need for capital controls in principle, but not necessarily in practice.

4 October 2013

Accountability

News

Indrawati under investigation over Indonesian banking scandal

In early May, World Bank managing director Sri Mulyani Indrawati answered questions from the Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission in relation to a 6.7 trillion rupiah ($675 million) 2008 bailout of Bank Century.

26 June 2013

Land

Background

Halting the global land rush: protecting land rights and promoting food security

This event discussed how to invest in agriculture in a responsible way, including research on the scale of the global rush for land, and explored potential solutions to the problem, including the role that the World Bank can and must play.

11 October 2012 | Minutes

Land

News

Open for business: World Bank to reinvest in palm oil amid criticism

Early April saw the launch of the new World Bank Group strategy for engagement in the palm oil sector, which failed to resolve civil society concerns over several issues, including the rights of indigenous peoples and how performance standards will be applied across supply chains.

14 April 2011

Rights

News

Palmed off: World Bank's palm oil framework 'business as usual' despite environmental and rights con

The World Bank’s draft framework for investment in the palm oil sector was met with dismay from civil society groups, who said that it failed to offer a credible strategy to address manifold social and environmental problems.

30 September 2010

Rights

News

Is IFC palm oil investment a foregone conclusion?

The World Bank is currently undertaking a major review of its controversial engagement in palm oil production, but critics warn that consultation has been inadequate and that the Bank seems to have already decided to continue investment in the sector.

18 June 2010

Accountability

News

Breaking the chains?

Violations of the IFC's performance standards in a palm oil project in Indonesia could have far reaching effects, drawing attention to the IFC's responsibility for the impact of whole supply chains as a review of their social and environmental standards gets under way.

22 September 2009

Rights

Commentary

Whoever loses, the Bank always wins

The World Bank developed its campaign to 'combat' climate change through curbing carbon emissions from deforestation in tropical countries, but nobody noticed that the Bank, through its lending and development policies, has been promoting deforestation in tropical countries like Indonesia.

1 February 2008 | Guest comment

IFI governance

News

World Bank - IMF annual meetings 2006

Highlights of key civil society and official events at the World Bank - IMF annual meetings in Singapore, 17 - 20 September 2006.

11 September 2006