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Will Climate Finance Mean a New Path for the World Bank?

The World Bank must systematically address issues of environmental and social sustainability in its mainstream investments.


From Copenhagen to Cancun: Adaptation

An update on climate adaptation efforts in the international climate negotiations.


WRI Comments on the World Bank Energy Strategy

Read WRI's formal comments to the World Bank Group on its Energy Strategy Review.


The World Bank, MDBs, and Low Carbon Development

Multilateral Development Banks can play a leading role in promoting more sustainable energy options.


Investing in Sustainable Energy Futures

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...

A Roadmap for Integrating Human Rights into the World Bank Group

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 —...


The World Bank Eskom Support Program

South Africa's plans for a new coal power plant bring up difficult decisions for the World Bank.



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