A new complaint was lodged with the CAO regarding an IFC financial intermediary investment in Honduras, while another financial intermediary case, previously linked to the IFC, escalate into violence.
A report assessing the effectiveness of 11 development bank’s accountability systems found that they are not effective at consistently providing remedy to those harmed.
Civil society continues to pressure IFC on disclosure of high risk subprojects, as it responds to a critical report detailing the human rights consequences of its investments.
Concerns have been raised about the safety of critics of World Bank projects and the adequacy of the Inspection Panel, as a new Bank grievance mechanism has been launched.
New evidence from Oxfam, the Bretton Woods Project and other NGOs reveals the impact of IFC investments in financial intermediaries on global human rights.
The Bretton Woods Project review of the most important developments at the World Bank and IMF in 2014.
Joint statement by Bretton Woods Project, Eurodad and Oxfam International highlights a new report from the World Bank's watchdog, criticising the IFC's lending
Civil society groups criticise IFC investments worth hundreds of millions of dollars in mining projects in Guinea, Mongolia and Armenia for potential negative social and environment impact.
In response to increasing concern about the safety of human rights and environmental defenders, the World Bank’s accountability mechanisms look to improve complainant protection against retaliation and intimidation.
CAO has released another report critical of IFC’s compliance with its own performance standards, highlighting lack of action and continued harm to affected communities.
Notes from a meeting at the IMF/World Bank CSO Forum at the 2015 Annual meetings, focusing on impact of World Bank support to Peru's climate change strategies.
CAO finds complaints from Marikana community eligible for further assessment.
Notes of a discussion with the IFC/MIGA Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) at the World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2014
Notes of a meeting on IFC lending through financial intermediaries at the World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2014
The Compliance Advisor Ombudsman will assess two new complaints related to the IFC's controversial investment in Honduran palm oil company Dinant.
A letter from civil society in response to the IFC's lesson learned briefing