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Inspection Panel

Rights

News

Renewed warnings over World Bank safeguards “dilution”

Further concerns have been raised over dilutions of the World Bank’s proposed new safeguards framework, as controversy arose over a Bank waiver of the indigenous peoples policy for a Tanzania project.

29 June 2016

Infrastructure

Commentary

Powerless: a call for World Bank community engagement in Nepal

Following a longstanding conflict over a World Bank-funded power line in Nepal, communities call for a fair dispute resolution process and meaningful consultation.

5 April 2016 | Comment

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

Environment

Commentary

World Bank support for Haitian mining: far from a gold standard

World Bank support for a draft mining law in Haiti is criticised for lack of stakeholder engagement, as civil society fears that the plan will do little to protect local communities.

28 September 2015 | Comment

Rights

News

Conflicting views on direction of World Bank's safeguards review

The World Bank faced further criticism as it launched its third consultation phase on its proposed environmental and social framework.

28 September 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

Finance

Analysis

Eroding accountability? The World Bank’s lending mechanisms under review

The World Bank safeguards review leaves out key Bank lending mechanisms despite potential significant impacts, leading to questions around accountability.

31 March 2015

Rights

News

The World Bank admits serious flaws in resettlement policy

World Bank president has expressed concerns about internal findings of the Bank’s breach of its resettlement safeguards, raising further doubt about it's proposed draft safeguard framework.

31 March 2015
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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

Infrastructure

News

Investigation on World Bank support for Mongolia mining project deferred

The Inspection Panel has deferred a decision to investigate a complaint regarding environmental, social and economic damage related to a World Bank funded mining project in Mongolia.

5 April 2016

IFI governance

News

World Bank Uganda road project cancelled

The World Bank has suspended a loan to Uganda in response to multiple failures.

8 February 2016

Infrastructure

News

Report calls on the World Bank not to invest in Kosovo power plant

A report has cast further doubts on the viability and efficiency of the proposed lignite coal power plant in Kosovo which the World Bank is considering supporting.

8 February 2016

Rights

News

Renewed calls for World Bank to suspend funding for Uzbekistan

Civil society organisations have renewed their calls for the World Bank to suspend funding to Uzbekistan, due to continued concerns about forced and child labour in the cotton harvest.

8 February 2016

Rights

News

World Bank back to Cambodia?

Civil society organisations have called on the World Bank to support the needs of evicted Boeung Kak families before resuming new lending to Cambodia.

28 September 2015

Rights

News

World Bank rejects investigation into Uzbek child and forced labour

The World Bank's Inspection Panel has declined a request to investigate the use of forced and child labour in Uzbekistan.

31 March 2015

Rights

News

Bank implicated in Kenya Maasai eviction

The World Bank's Inspection Panel has found the Bank breached its own standards through its involvement in a Kenyan electricity project which has displaced Maasai communities.

31 March 2015
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