World Bank Safeguards Review
Visit our hub for information and updates on the review process for the World Bank Safeguards.
Australian expert on indigenous impact benefit agreements calls on World Bank to lift safeguard standards
BIC releases lending trends paper
BIC's informational brief forecasts a further decline in safeguard coverage and points to signs of a return to to higher risk/reward lending.
Children's Consultations on World Bank Safeguards
Although the World Bank is in the process of consulting stakeholders to review their safeguard policies, children's voices have not been included in the process. BIC held consultation workshops with partner organizations in Peru, Yemen, India, Cambodia and Uganda to gather the views of children on World Bank policies. Visit our Children's Consultation page to see what they had to say.
World Bank Annual General Meetings Recap
Check out BIC's comprehensive page on all the events from this year's AGM. The page includes summaries and videos from a number of BIC-sponsored panels.
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The Mesoamerican Pre-Congress of Areas Protected by Indigenous Peoples: “Forests Forever”
The Mesoamerican Pre-Congress of Areas Protected by Indigenous Peoples, an initiative by the Mesoamerican Alliance of People and Forests, will take place on March 17th and 18th in San Jose, Costa Rica. With the goal of a…
True citizen engagement begins and ends with citizens
As citizens of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region continue to fight for the gains they have accomplished through their uprisings, it remains clear that people in the region have found their voices and are dem…
Mexican civil society denounces the federal government’s plans to privatize communal land
Photo courtesy of CONOC In a press conference on February 3, 2014, Mexico’s Consejo Nacional de Organizaciones Campesinas (CONOC), a group representing rural farmer and peasant organizations, voiced concerns that forthco…