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Tata Mundra power plan in Gujarat, India.

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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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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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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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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

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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

Environment

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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

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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

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6 December 2017

IFC to revisit its development outcomes framework

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