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Accountability

Rights

News

Unions raise alarm over alleged retaliatory firing at IFC-financed Guinea hotel

IFC accused of violation of performance standards after alleged retaliatory action against workers.

10 December 2020

Accountability

News

CSOs raise concerns about conflict of interest related to World Bank technical assistance loan in Guyana

Law firm contracted under World Bank technical assistance apparently backs out after CSOs expose links to ExxonMobil.

16 July 2020

Rights

News

IFC denies responsibility for community harms following CAO’s Guatemala dam investigation

IFC denies responsibility for harms to the community in dam case despite investigation findings.

16 July 2020

Accountability

News

World Bank board silent on Guatemala dam investigation review after February meeting

World Bank board silent following meeting on Guatemala dam investigation into IFC-linked harms.

7 April 2020

Accountability

Background

Consultant for funders scoping (CLOSED)

Counter Balance and Bretton Woods Project are looking for a consultant to undertake a funders scoping for both organisations.

18 March 2020 | Recruitment

Accountability

Analysis

Critical reflections on World Bank’s draft Fragility, Conflict and Violence Strategy

World Bank’s new draft FCV strategy fails to detail how Bank will address negative impacts of its orthodox policies on drivers of conflict.

3 October 2019 | Guest analysis

IFI governance

News

Board decision could signal “vote of no confidence” in Inspection Panel

CSO fear World Bank board will compromise, undermining Inspection Panel powers.

3 October 2019
Tata Mundra power plan in Gujarat, India.

Accountability

News

US Supreme Court rules against World Bank’s claim of absolute immunity

US Supreme Court rejects IFC's immunity from suits in the US in landmark case

4 April 2019

Other news

Environment

News

10 December 2020

World Bank cancels Bisri dam project in Lebanon after years of community resistance

Environmental groups and activists claim victory after years of campaigning.

IFI governance

News

10 December 2020

Delays in Inspection Panel eligibility decision in Nepal risk “irreversible damage”

Panel yet to rule on case filed in April despite receiving consultant's report.

IFI governance

News

10 December 2020

New CAO vice president urged to fight for CAO independence

Civil society call on newly appointed CAO vice president to safeguard CAO’s independence and fight for full implementation of recent external review of IFC and MIGA accountability framework.

IFI governance

News

6 October 2020

Struggle for IFC accountability for Tata Mundra continues despite landmark immunity ruling

IFC continues to avoid responsibility for its investments in Tata Mundra coal power plant as US federal court rules that harmful acts took place outside the United States.

Accountability

Background

29 September 2020 | Minutes

Tracking the trillions: Emergency funds, corruption and making the Covid-19 recovery work for all

Notes from Civil Society Policy Forum at the 2020 IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings 29 September session on corruption and Covid-19 recovery.

Accountability

News

7 April 2020

Long-awaited accountability reforms announced by World Bank board

World Bank board announces Inspection Panel reform package to a mixed reception

Accountability

News

12 December 2019

Civil society urges US Congress to hold IFC accountable before approving capital increase

CSOs express concerns at congressional hearing about pending IFC capital increase.

Accountability

News

12 December 2019

IFC accountability mechanism investigates World Bank-funded for-profit schools

CAO initiates investigation following complaint related to IFC-funded Bridge International Academies in Kenya.