Rights

Rights

News

World Bank releases revised ESF Guidance Notes for Borrowers

Despite improvements, notes still contain gaps in key areas including human rights and climate action

24 July 2018

Rights

News

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World Bank ESF draft Guidance Notes for Borrowers continue to concern civil society

27 March 2018
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Knowledge

Analysis

Pro-business agenda drives World Bank’s report on the future of work

As the World Bank publishes a report calling for labour market deregulation, global trade unions fight back.

23 July 2018 | Guest analysis

Gender

News

#MeToo arrives at World Bank as it publishes Gender-Based Violence Action Plan

World Bank publishes GBV Action Plan for developing-country projects, while internal sexual harassment cases from 1980s are brought to World Bank Ombudsman.

27 March 2018

Rights

News

AIMM: Will IFC hit rights-based development target?

CSOs call on IFC to ensure new AIMM development impact framework includes human rights-based methodology and applies to entire portfolio.

27 March 2018

Rights

News

CAO released damning audit of IFC hydro project in Guatemala

CAO audit finds IFC failed to identify gaps in project’s social and environmental assessment, while communities impacted by the project face impacts on water source, livelihoods and levels of violence.

7 December 2017

Rights

Analysis

Civil society still waiting for ‘IMF Spring’ to blossom

Civil society was out in full force during annual meetings challenging the IMF’s claims that it is reducing economic and gender inequality.

7 December 2017

Rights

News

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.

6 December 2017

Rights

News

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.

6 December 2017

Knowledge

Background

Call for critical resources on World Bank and IMF for 2017

Request for critical IMF and World Bank resources of 2017.

6 December 2017