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Accountability

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

Rights

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Will IMF stick its head in the sand on human rights Guiding Principles?

UN releases Guiding Principles on human rights impact assessments of economic reforms, begging the question of how the IMF will respond.

4 April 2019

Accountability

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Civil society apprehensive as World Bank launches new Environmental and Social Framework

Despite years of preparation, civil society organisations remain unconvinced that reform of Bank’s safeguards has been for the better

6 December 2018
Members of the Afghan National Army search a road for improvised explosive devices.

Accountability

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

IFI governance

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Inspection Panel and Compliance Ombudsman Advisor reviews: Will World Bank fill the half-empty glass?

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.

6 December 2018

Rights

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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

Accountability

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

Accountability

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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

Other news

Rights

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6 December 2018

Civil society calls for more protection of human rights defenders in development as IFC publishes position

Defenders in Development Campaign welcomes IFC’s position on retaliation against human rights defenders in development but call for more specific actions

Accountability

News

6 December 2018

US Supreme Court hears oral arguments on challenge to IFC’s absolute immunity

Plaintiffs make case for ending IFC's 'absolute immunity'

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News

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

Accountability

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'

Accountability

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

News

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).