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World Bank ESF draft Guidance Notes for Borrowers continue to concern civil society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
Peacekeepers patrol Haiti during elections.

Rights

News

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

Accountability

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

Analysis

The IMF in insecure fragile states: why being absent should no longer be an option

While there is scope to improve IMF operations in all fragile states, ahead of the forthcoming publication of the IMF IEO review of IMF work in fragile states, there is one fundamental change it must make to transform its effectiveness in fragile states: wherever it is possible, it must be present. No country should be left out.

20 March 2018 | At Issue

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

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