Indigenous peoples

Environment

News

World Bank’s new Forest Action Plan questioned

The World Bank has released its Forest Action Plan, but civil society raised concerns, including regarding lack of impact in light of the outcomes of the safeguards review and the links to the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility.

29 June 2016

Rights

Commentary

Lessons from Kenya: Why the World Bank must apply the Indigenous Peoples Policy consistently

The World Bank’s support for a Kenya electricity programme is criticised for failing to comply with its Indigenous Peoples Policy, with implications for the Bank's future lending and the safeguards review.

29 June 2016 | Comment

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

Rights

News

Calls for World Bank safeguards without “policy dilutions”

CSOs have raised concerns about the World Bank’s safeguards review as the next phase of the consultation is set to be 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

Rights

News

UN experts critique World Bank draft safeguards

UN experts have questioned the World Bank’s draft safeguards’ lack of references to human rights, meanwhile the consultation process continues to raise concerns by NGOs.

2 February 2015

Rights

News

World Bank failed indigenous peoples in Ethiopia

A report by the World Bank’s Inspection Panel has confirmed that the Bank was non-compliant with its policies on a project in Ethiopia, including on indigenous peoples' rights.

2 February 2015

IFI governance

Background

UK civil society meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Gwen Hines

Notes of a meeting with World Bank executive director Gwen Hines in October 2014.

10 October 2014 | Minutes

Infrastructure

News

Guatemala to pay reparations for World Bank funded Chixoy dam

The Guatemalan government has agreed to pay around $155 million in reparations to local indigenous communities who suffered human rights abuses as a result of the construction of the World Bank funded Chixoy dam

11 November 2014

Rights

Commentary

Dangers of dilution: World Bank’s new weak environmental and social framework

World Bank’s new draft environmental and social framework is criticised as a step backwards that could lower the standards for the international development community.

29 September 2014 | Comment