Compliance mechanisms

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

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

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

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

IFI governance

Background

Guide to the IMF's Independent Evaluation Office

Understanding the Independent Evaluation Office of the IMF, including how it works and how civil society can input into its evaluations.

2 February 2015 | Inside the institutions

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

IFI governance

Analysis

Moving beyond aspirations? IFC still unable to determine the impact of its financial intermediaries investments

A new monitoring report by the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman concludes that the IFC still lacks a mechanism to determine whether its financial intermediaries investments do no harm or have a positive development impact

12 November 2014

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