World Bank Program-For-Results in Practice: A Case Study in Vietnam
BIC's case study of the World Bank's Rural Water Supply and Sanitation program in Vietnam highlights both the early promise and the peril of Results-based lending.
Civil Society Reacts to the World Bank Safeguards Draft
See our roundup of media coverage, press releases, civil society statements, letters to the World Bank and more.
Image: Weasel Words in the World Bank Safeguards Draft (Urgewald)
Press Release: World Bank Breaks its Promise Not to Weaken Protections for the Poor and Planet
Over widespread objections from civil society, the World Bank’s board of directors gave a green light to a weak new set of environmental and social safeguard policies.
Photo: Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
New Country Partnership Framework Page
Check out information about the World Bank’s new country engagement approach and how civil society can be involved
Civil Society Organizations Submit Recommendations on the World Bank Group’s New Country Engagement Approach
Recommendations focus on inclusive citizen engagement, analysis of risk and inequality, and criteria for successful results-based programming.
Photo: Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank CC BY-NC-ND
The Push For a Climate Change Safeguard at The World Bank Is Picking Up Steam and Gaining Ground
See a map of the growing force of civil society organizations around the world calling for a strong climate change policy in the World Bank Safeguards
CSOs to President Kim – Include Policy Lending Now in World Bank Safeguard Review
A letter from over 30 civil society organizations urges World Bank President Kim to include Development Policy Lending (DPL) in the ongoing Safeguard Policy Review.
Photo: © Kemal Jufri / Greenpeace
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Unions Call on World Bank to Adopt as Strong a Labour Standard as Other Development Banks
ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow has urged World Bank President Jim Yong Kim to ensure that the institution he leads adopts a labour standard lending requirement that is as comprehensive as those adopted by other mul…
World Bank PforR in Vietnam Highlights Both Early Promise and Peril of Using Borrower Systems
The World Bank can do better in strengthening and using borrowers’ own systems for managing risk. On this objective, there is widespread agreement. Where there is less consensus is how the Bank can best achieve thi…
World Bank Excludes Policy Lending from Safeguard Coverage
by Vince McElhinny, Senior Policy Advisor at the Bank Information Center The World Bank management claims that the proposed revision to its safeguard policies, now called Environmental and Social Standards and Policy (ES…