BREAKING: 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.
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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.
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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
CSOs Submit Climate Change Safeguard Proposal to the World Bank
BIC Releases Primer on World Bank Program-For-Results (P4R) Financing
As the World Bank proceeds with its two year review of the Program for Results (P4R) lending instrument, significant concerns remain among civil society about how P4R is working and how it constitutes a serious dilution of World Bank safeguards, effectively exempting billions of dollars of lending each year from social and environmental safeguards.
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Safeguards Reaction Roundup
The Bank Information Center, news media outlets, and other organizations have responded to the World Bank’s most recent safeguard draft immediately before and since its release on July 30. Here is a quick list of reactio…
Internal Evaluation Reveals Bank Safeguard System in Shambles: Leaving Doubt about Bank Capacity to Ensure Investments Do No Harm
As the World Bank prepares to gut its safeguard policies and budget cuts are suspended over the heads of an anxious staff, a leaked assessment of the Bank’s safeguard system by the Bank’s internal audit depar…
Fixing World Bank Incentives for Effective Safeguard Implementation
This update is based on analysis of the World Bank FY15 budget, and ongoing budget and corporate reform process. Although safeguards are not singled out in the FY15 budget, reforms to the allocation of the Bank’s a…