India

Infrastructure

Analysis

Power surge

This paper about energy and women in India highlights examples from visits to NGO projects, social entrepreneurs and social movements in five Indian states over the course of three months, as well as conversations with energy and women rights experts. The paper then highlights lessons drawn from field visits and what they mean for the development community with particular focus on the World Bank.

21 September 2011 | Reports

Environment

News

World Bank pushing dirty coal and massive hydro

The Bank's energy projects in Kosovo and India are being lambasted by critics for threatening livelihoods and the environment.

13 September 2011

Knowledge

News

Outcry over World Bank role in Indian policy review

A June public statement by more than 70 NGOs, social movements and universities from across India opposes the Indian government's decision to commission the Bank to review anti-poverty schemes in the country, including the Public Distribution System (PDS), a subsidised national food security scheme.

13 September 2011

Infrastructure

News

Conflict of interest? World Bank's role in global climate fund causes outcry

As civil society groups and developing countries continue to warn against World Bank influence in the design and management of the new Green Climate Fund (GCF), further criticism is emerging of existing Bank climate initiatives.

14 June 2011

Infrastructure

Commentary

Low carbon options ensuring energy security and energy access for all

The World Bank's current energy strategy and the Bank's review of its energy sector lending strategy within the context of climate change concerns demonstrate a skewed conception of energy access, which must be addressed.

29 November 2010 | Guest comment

Social services

News

World Bank's water privatisation slammed

Indian NGO Manthan Adhyayan Kendra has updated its book Water: Private, Limited.

15 February 2010

Rights

News

People's Tribunal slams Bank's record in India

The September jury verdict of the Independent People's Tribunal on the World Bank in India found that the Bank has "caused grievous and irreversible damage to those they intend to serve."

27 November 2008

Infrastructure

News

Bank re-engages in Indian dams

In September the Bank approved a $00 million loan for the 412 megawatt Rampur dam

5 October 2007

Environment

News

Indian forestry project violates safeguards

An Indian forestry project is found to violate Bank safeguards.

31 January 2007

Rights

News

Mumbai infrastructure violates safeguards: Inspection Panel

The publication on 29 March of the Inspection Panel investigation into the Mumbai urban transport project has revealed that the Bank "did not comply with a number of requirements under its own policies".

8 April 2006

Social services

News

Controversy surrounds Bank role in India water privatisation

Accusations emerged in late July that the World Bank had pressured the Indian government to select Price Waterhouse Coopers for advisory work undertaken as part of the Delhi Water Sector Project.

12 September 2005

Social services

News

World Bank tsunami response

World Bank's response to the tsunami in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and the Maldives

3 February 2005