As the World Bank closed the third and final round of public consultations on its new draft social and environmental standards, further concerns have been raised about problematic and weak language.
CAO finds complaints from Marikana community eligible for further assessment.
A report by the UN independent expert on foreign debt, exploring inequality, financial crises and human rights, claims that IMF programmes are associated with a worsening of income distribution.
A UN special rapporteur, CSOs and donor countries have critiqued the lack of human rights in the World Bank's draft new environmental and social framework, as the consultation process has continued to be fraught with difficulty.
The World Bank Group released its new Gender Strategy for 2016-2023 in December.
The World Bank faced further criticism as it launched its third consultation phase on its proposed environmental and social framework.
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.
World Bank’s high-level support for private education providers is condemned by the UN Special Rapporteur, NGOs and academics.
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 World Bank's Inspection Panel has declined a request to investigate the use of forced and child labour in Uzbekistan.