Land

Land

News

Gujarat fishermen sue IFC over Tata Mundra

Fishing and farming communities from Gujarat, India, has filed a lawsuit against the International Financial Corporation.

6 July 2015

IFI governance

Background

CSO land rights and resettlement

Notes of a meeting with CSOs on land rights and resettlement at the World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2014

7 October 2014

Environment

Analysis

Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR)

The Pilot Program for Climate Resilience has invited new countries apply for participation and is also expanding the private sector set-aside to non-PPCR countries. Biodiversity and gender impacts were questioned on a Grenada project and the gender focus on a Haiti project.

6 May 2015

Private Sector

Analysis

New report shows IFC FI investments cause human rights abuses around the world

New evidence from Oxfam, the Bretton Woods Project and other NGOs reveals the impact of IFC investments in financial intermediaries on global human rights.

2 April 2015 | Reports

Land

Analysis

Will the World Bank get truly climate smart?

World Bank is criticised for focusing on climate-smart agriculture, including industrial approaches, instead of more sustainable agroecological approaches.

31 March 2015 | Guest analysis

Land

News

World Bank targeted over role in land grabs

As activists staged global protests highlighting the potential damage from new World Bank agriculture rankings, Cambodian groups expressed concerns over reports that the Bank is considering resuming loans to Cambodia.

12 November 2014

Land

News

Call on World Bank to stop Uzbekistan loans

The World Bank has been called on to postpone two proposed loans to the agricultural sector in Uzbekistan, given the risks of forced and child labour.

29 September 2014

Land

News

IFC criticised for bad smell of Ukraine loan

An IFC loan to Danish pig farming company in Ukraine has resulted in a complaint to the Compliance Advisor Ombudsdman because of the air pollution and harm to local people's health.

27 June 2014

Rights

News

Evicted Nigerian residents denied full investigation by World Bank’s Inspection Panel

Some 9,000 evicted residents of a Lagos community have been denied justice by the World Bank's Inspection Panel as Amnesty International says the Bank is "complicit" in the process.

19 August 2014

Rights

News

Tajikistan’s proposed mega-dam spells disaster for local communities

Whilst the World Bank’s assessment gives the green light to the world’s tallest dam in Tajikistan, a Human Rights Watch report highlights severe damage to local communities.

12 August 2014