Analysis of this year's World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings: With international response to Covid-19 mired in geopolitical manoeuverings and resistance to systemic change, calls for alternatives grow.
As India has risen in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business rankings, it has seen other key development indicators slip.
World Bank supports hydropower building spree in Manipur, threatening local communities’ livelihoods in the process.
CSO fear World Bank board will compromise, undermining Inspection Panel powers.
US Supreme Court rejects IFC's immunity from suits in the US in landmark case
The Doing Business Report 2019 criticised by civil society over its promotion of deregulation and low business tax.
International Finance Corporation announced new ‘green equity’ policy to encourage financial intermediaries to divest from coal, while Bank pulled plug on mooted Kosovo coal project.
Civil society press for review of Inspection Panel and Compliance Advisor Ombudsman to result in reserve funds, community-led monitoring systems and greater power for accountability mechanisms.
IFC announces changes to environment and social safeguards after historic United States Supreme Court ruling.
Plaintiffs make case for ending IFC's 'absolute immunity'
Panel received request to investigate allegations related to proposed World Bank loan in 2017.
Indian fishing communities that claim to have been harmed by IFC investments seek to challenge its 'absolute immunity'
The Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ) makes history by filing first ever climate-related complaint against the IFC with the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO).
Dam - supported by World Bank from 1985-1993 - formally opened by Indian Prime Minister despite resettlement being incomplete.
Indian fishing communities and farmers will ask the highest court in the US to rule on IFC's immunity for its role in the controversial Tata Mundra coal-fired power plant in India.
Notes from a meeting at the IMF/World Bank 2017 spring meetings launching the third report in the Inspection Panel's new series on "emerging lessons", on environmental assessment.