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Members of the Afghan National Army search a road for improvised explosive devices.

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Analysis

Fragile, handle with care: The World Bank’s approach to FCS questioned

IEG critiques of Bank operations in FCS gain relevance as stakeholders push Bank to increase lending.

27 September 2018
a group of workers living in a tent in Chaco, Paraguay

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World Bank investment in Paraguayan cattle industry linked to human rights violations and environmental harm

Report links IFC to environmental harm and human rights violations resulting from cattle industry expansion in Paraguay.

27 September 2018

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News

Ukraine: Between a rock and IMF conditionality

Alarm bells ringing as Ukraine struggles to meet IMF conditionality on fuel prices and anti-corruption approach criticised

27 September 2018

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Independent evaluations continue to lack traction at IMF

Expert panel publishes third external evaluation of IMF's accountability mechanism, finding impact of independent evaluations lacking

26 September 2018
Mundra coal-fired power plant at Mundra, Gujarat, India. Credit Nizil Shah

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US Supreme Court to hear case challenging IFC’s claim to absolute immunity

Court's decision on IFC’s legal immunity in the Tata Mundra coal-fired power plant case will set important precedent

26 July 2018
Peacekeepers patrol Haiti during elections.

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IEO fragility report: IMF less concerned with “making a real difference on the ground”

IEO produces fragility evaluation on IMF and finds major staff incentive issues and other concerns, questioning Fund's credibility of its commitments in this area.

23 July 2018

Gender

News

#MeToo arrives at World Bank as it publishes Gender-Based Violence Action Plan

World Bank publishes GBV Action Plan for developing-country projects, while internal sexual harassment cases from 1980s are brought to World Bank Ombudsman.

27 March 2018

Rights

News

AIMM: Will IFC hit rights-based development target?

CSOs call on IFC to ensure new AIMM development impact framework includes human rights-based methodology and applies to entire portfolio.

27 March 2018

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27 September 2018

Annual Meetings in Bali: BWP’s Dispatch, and alternative events

BWP publishes Dispatch as civil society organise alternative events during IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings in Bali

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News

30 April 2018

Indian fishing communities petition US Supreme Court to hear case against IFC

Indian fishing communities that claim to have been harmed by IFC investments seek to challenge its 'absolute immunity'

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News

4 April 2018

CAO accepts complaint related to MIGA guarantee for TANAP

Complaint is latest in a series of environmental & social concerns raised about Southern Gas Corridor

Rights

News

27 March 2018

CSOs continue to push for review of Bank’s ESF guidance notes

World Bank ESF draft Guidance Notes for Borrowers continue to concern civil society

Rights

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6 December 2017

CSOs express concern about IMF’s “strongly divergent” social protection approach

Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors submits letter to the IMF expressing concerns about impacts of Fund's policies on social protection.

Environment

News

6 December 2017

Landmark climate-change complaint against IFC lodged in Philippines

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).

Rights

News

6 December 2017

Long-awaited ESF Guidance Notes fail to meet CSO expectations

Civil society groups write to World Bank calling for substantial revision of the draft Notes.

Finance

News

6 December 2017

IFC to revisit its development outcomes framework

Civil society seeks to input into IFC's new development outcomes framework.