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Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman

Graffiti remembrance of Berta Cáceres in London

Private Sector

News

IFC investments through financial intermediaries linked to human rights abuses in Honduras, again

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.

5 April 2016

IFI governance

Analysis

Where’s the remedy? Development banks must do more to remedy harm caused by the activities they finance

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.

10 February 2016 | Guest analysis

Rights

Analysis

Risky business: IFC reluctant to disclose information on high-risk subprojects

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.

8 July 2015

Rights

News

World Bank fails to support project critics

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.

6 July 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 | Report

IFI governance

Analysis

The Bank and IMF in 2014: year in review

The Bretton Woods Project review of the most important developments at the World Bank and IMF in 2014.

25 February 2015

IFI governance

Analysis

Watchdog warns World Bank private-sector lending reforms show progress, but still fall short

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

4 November 2014

Environment

News

World Bank funded mines threatening livelihoods

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.

20 June 2014
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Other news

IFI governance

News

World Bank accountability mechanisms look to improve complainant protection

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.

29 June 2016

Private Sector

News

New CAO Kamalanga report: five years of IFC non-compliance

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.

10 February 2016

Environment

Background

Toward COP21: A panorama of World Bank Group’s approach in supporting Peru’s climate agenda

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.

6 October 2015 | Minutes

Rights

News

CAO opens new Marikana case

CAO finds complaints from Marikana community eligible for further assessment.

28 September 2015

IFI governance

Background

Discussion with the IFC/MIGA Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO)

Notes of a discussion with the IFC/MIGA Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) at the World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2014

10 October 2014

IFI governance

Background

IFC lending through financial intermediaries - a year on from the action plan, what have we learned?

Notes of a meeting on IFC lending through financial intermediaries at the World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2014

9 October 2014

Rights

News

CAO to assess two new Dinant complaints

The Compliance Advisor Ombudsman will assess two new complaints related to the IFC's controversial investment in Honduran palm oil company Dinant.

29 September 2014

Private Sector

News

Civil society letter re: the IFC and lessons learned

A letter from civil society in response to the IFC's lesson learned briefing

13 June 2014 | Letter
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