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Civil Society Materials for Phase 2 World Bank Safeguards Consultation

The Bank Information Center partners with civil society in developing and transition
countries to influence the World Bank and other international financial institutions to promote
social and economic justice and ecological sustainability.

Policy Campaigns

BIC Senior Policy Advisor at a campaign meeting for NGOs

BIC protects economic, social, cultural, and environmental rights. Currently, our principal campaign is for the World Bank’s Safeguards review.

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Capacity-Building & Tools

Activists from the Mekong region at a BIC training on the World Bank

BIC regional programs organize workshops on issues like access to information and coordinate on project monitoring with civil society partners around the world.

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Project Monitoring

A view of the Tata Mundra Ultra Mega Power Project in Gujarat, India

BIC monitors high-risk or otherwise problematic projects throughout the world financed by Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) like the World Bank Group.

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  • A Resettlement Injustice in the Making in Kosovo
    A Resettlement Injustice in the Making in Kosovo

    The World Bank seems eager to provide financial support to the Kosovar government for construction of a new coal-based power plant. But what about the people who are in the path of the expanded power plant and coal mine?…

  • World Bank’s Peru Consultation Ends Early With a Walkout
    World Bank’s Peru Consultation Ends Early With a Walkout

    Like previous safeguard consultations, Lima was draped in a sense of secrecy with a total lack of transparency from the get go. The response of civil society groups in Lima to the draft safeguard policies presented by th…

  • Case Study on the Development of Safeguards for REDD+ Mexico
    Case Study on the Development of Safeguards for REDD+ Mexico

    A new case study on the development of a national safeguard system for REDD+ in Mexico was just published by Bank of Information Center (BIC), the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), and Mexican Environmen…

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