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.
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.
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.
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.
Notes from a meeting at the IMF/World Bank CSO Forum at the 2016 spring meetings, reporting back on the World Bank's safeguards review.
Notes from a meeting at the IMF/World Bank CSO Forum at the 2016 spring meetings, exploring possibilities for strengthening the management of social and environmental risk in policy lending.
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.
Notes from a meeting on 7 September 2015 between the Minister of State of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and civil society representatives, focusing on the World Bank's safeguards review.
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.
CSOs have raised concerns about the World Bank’s safeguards review as the next phase of the consultation is set to be launched.