In August, about 100 civil society organisations, most based in the Niger Delta, halted a consultation with Peter Woicke, Executive Vice President of the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
NGOs in Kyrgyzstan have raised serious concerns about plans for an urban waste incinerator to be built by Italian company ITI.
Niger Delta-based organisations outraged over pending World Bank loan for a joint project with Shell Oil in Nigeria, saying IFC favours profitability over local environmental and social concerns.
IFC plans for a joint project with the Shell oil company in Nigeria have been condemned by Niger Delta-based community organisations and international human rights groups.
World Bank Asia region staff are currently considering whether to move the Nam Theun 2 dam, Laos, to “pre-appraisal stage”.
In early March an estimated 5000 people from towns near the Yanacocha mine blockaded one of the main roads leading to the mine.
In June the World Bank agreed to back the Chad Cameroon oil pipeline, despite serious reservations from civil society groups in Chad and around the world.
The International Finance Corporation is to press companies in which it invests to improve the rights of their minority shareholders and make their financial statements more transparent.
The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), a private sector arm of the World Bank Group announced that it is collaborating with the European Union to provide a $23.
The World Bank has sacked three staff members after an investigation revealed they had accepted bribes from several Swedish companies in return for steering contracts worth US$900,000 to the firms.