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Official investigation finds ADB failed to consult Samoan people before pushing harmful land reforms

(Apia, 6 September 2016) – The Asian Development Bank’s internal watchdog has found there is evidence that ADB violated its operational policies in advising the Government of Samoa to adopt controversial land and financial sector reforms. The decision from the

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Making Inroads: Chinese Infrastructure Investment in ASEAN and Beyond

(Phnom Penh, August 15, 2016) - Inclusive Development International has released Making Inroads: Chinese Infrastructure Investment in ASEAN and Beyond, a new report that sheds light on the rapidly changing landscape of infrastructure finance driven by China in the region.

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NGOs: World Bank’s New Safeguards Weaken Protections | ENS

WASHINGTON, DC, July 28, 2016 (ENS) – After a four-year review of its environmental and social safeguards, the World Bank has released an updated set of safeguards in the newly drafted document “Environmental and Social Framework.” But nongovernmental organizations say the safeguards have been weakened, not strengthened.

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The World Bank’s Existential Crisis, by David Pred and Natalie Bugalski

(Huffington Post, June 22, 2016) – The World Bank is having an existential crisis. For decades, the bank was the premier development finance institution, doling out loans to developing countries without rival. The World Bank was also a pioneer –

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New IDI/SOMO report finds a third of Lagos evictees still homeless a year after World Bank Inspection Panel pilot declared success

(Asheville, June 3, 2016) –  In a report released today, Inclusive Development International (IDI) and the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) called upon the World Bank to reassess a new approach to handling complaints that its accountability mechanism

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U.S. Senators call on Treasury to prevent dilutions to World Bank safeguard policies

(Washington DC, May 31, 2016) – Members of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee have released a letter sent to U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew calling on the Treasury to be prevent the proposed dilution of the World Bank’s environmental and

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