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.
On 23-25 February 2010, the World Resources Institute International Financial Flows and Environment project hosted a civil society climate finance strategy session at the Airlie Conference Center in Warrenton, Virginia.
The World Bank and other Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) are revising their environmental strategies for development planning.
Here is a summary of a civil society consultation WRI had with the World Bank Group’s (WBG) Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), on the IEG’s review of the effectiveness of the WBG environmental and social safeguards.
Multilateral development bank (MDB) development services can benefit from incorporating a more systematic approach to managing ecosystems in their strategic priority setting, analytical advisory servi
How Multilateral Development Banks Can Strengthen Development by Using Ecosystem Services
This report identifies entry points for mainstreaming ecosystem services in Multilateral Development Banks' (MDBs’) core operations and describes a portfolio of tools to help. It also presents a range of policy options that MDBs can help country partners implement to sustain critical...
Athena Ballesteros explains how international climate finance could make or break a deal in Copenhagen.
From September to November 2009, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) is conducting an initial scoping of issues to improve in its updated sustainability policies.