Joint Civil Society Statement Ahead of IFC Remedy and Responsible Exit Framework Decision

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2024–Tomorrow, the Committee on Development Effectiveness (CODE) of the World Bank Board of Executive Directors will discuss the IFC’s draft Remedy and Responsible Exit Framework, which is intended to outline how the institution will deliver remedy to communities harmed by projects it finances.  This would be the first policy to focus specifically on […]

Ombudsman to investigate World Bank Group ties to toxic Indonesia coal project

(Banten Province, Indonesia – July 11, 2024) The International Finance Corporation’s internal watchdog, the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO), announced that it is launching an investigation into the institution’s investments in a commercial bank that is financing construction of two new coal-fired power plants at Indonesia’s Suralaya Power Station. The investigation comes in response to a […]

Joint Statement on World Bank Probe into Alleged Bridge Academies Child Sexual Abuse Cover-up

On May 16, 2024 the World Bank announced that it is hiring an outside firm to “explore the circumstances surrounding the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman’s (CAO) investigation of IFC’s investment in Bridge International Academies.” We commend the World Bank’s Board for taking the lead on this issue. Together with U.S. lawmakers and other stakeholders, civil society […]

External Investigation Into Alleged IFC Cover-Up Must Be Robust and Transparent

On March 13, 2024, World Bank Group (WBG) President Ajay Banga announced an external investigation of allegations of interference in the IFC Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) process as relates to IFC’s investments in Bridge International Academies. We welcome President Banga’s announcement. It represents a positive, albeit belated, response to a call made by 35 international […]

IFC Response to Child Sexual Abuse Investigation Fails Survivors; Evades Responsibility

Today the World Bank released a scandalous internal investigation of child sexual abuse allegations at private schools funded by its private sector arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Although World Bank President Ajay Banga has expressed contrition, the IFC’s official management response fails to offer meaningful remedy to the survivors of abuse that it turned […]

IFC’s Response to Sexual Abuse Scandal Does Not Provide Remedy to Bridge Survivors; Executive Directors Should Reject It

On this International Women’s Day, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) is asking its Executive Directors to endorse an inadequate and flawed Management Action Plan (MAP) in response to the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman’s (CAO) investigation of child sexual abuse at Bridge International schools in Kenya. Executive Directors should reject the proposed MAP. The facts are clear. […]

Janji Palsu, Bank Dunia Masih Mendukung Puluhan Proyek Batubara Baru

International Finance Corporation (IFC), lembaga pinjaman swasta dari Grup Bank Dunia,secara tidak langsung mendukung puluhan proyek batubara baru di seluruh Asia, demikianmenurut sebuah laporan baru, Klaim Kosong: Bagaimana Pendanaan Batubara Menembus CelahHukum Paris Alignment oleh IFC. Laporan yang didasarkan pada penelitian yang dilakukan olehInclusive Development International, Recourse, dan Trend Asia, diterbitkan hari ini sebelumPertemuan Tahunan […]

World Bank is backing dozens of new coal projects, despite climate pledges

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private lending arm of the World Bank Group, is indirectly backing dozens of new coal projects throughout Asia, according to a new report, Blowing Smoke: How Coal Finance is Flowing through the IFC’s Paris Alignment Loopholes. The report, based on research conducted by Inclusive Development International, Recourse and Trend […]

Limbah Beracun dari PLTU Ancam Kesehatan dan Lingkungan, Masyarakat Banten Kecam Bank Dunia Karena Dukung Proyek Batu Bara Jawa 9-10

Limbah Beracun dari PLTU Ancam Kesehatan dan Lingkungan, Masyarakat Banten Kecam Bank Dunia Karena Dukung Proyek Batu Bara Jawa 9-10  Banten, 14 September 2023 – Masyarakat Banten secara resmi telah mengajukan pengaduan terhadap Grup Bank Dunia yang secara tidak langsung mendukung pembangunan dua pembangkit listrik tenaga uap (PLTU) batu bara Jawa 9 dan 10 ke […]