The World Bank must systematically address issues of environmental and social sustainability in its mainstream investments.
An update on climate adaptation efforts in the international climate negotiations.
Extractive industries explore the benefits of acquiring consent for their projects.
Read WRI's formal comments to the World Bank Group on its Energy Strategy Review.
Multilateral Development Banks can play a leading role in promoting more sustainable energy options.
Thousands of finance ministers and central bankers from around the world descend on D.C.
Multilateral Development Banks' Investments in Energy Policy...
This report reviews loans provided by Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) to developing countries for electricity policy from 2006–2008. It examines those policies, regulations, and institutional capacities in the electricity sector that will direct both public and private investment in...
Investing in ecosystem services will help MDBs improve the livelihoods of the poor.
This report argues that human rights are an integral
part of effective and sustainable development, and should be explicitly considered in all World Bank
Group (WBG) investment decisions. We examine
the WBG’s integration of human rights standards
into its operations —...
South Africa's plans for a new coal power plant bring up difficult decisions for the World Bank.