This brief investigates the limited extent to which climate change issues have been included in the World Bank Group’s country assistance strategies, energy-sector loans and project lending and recommends structural reforms to improve Bank lending practices.
multilateral development banks
This brief surveys public participation policies across a range of international institutions and environmental agreements to better understand whether opportunities exist for meaningful participation in international decisions that affect the environment.
In Stumbling Toward Sustainability, edited by John C. Dernbach
Over the last fifteen years, two of the most contentious issues faced by the World Bank have been its involvement in the forest sector and its structural adjustment lending.
This report addresses the intersection of these two arenas by asking:
The purpose of the survey was to gain a sense of how the community of non-governmental organizations that until recently focused on multilateral development bank reform is responding to the rise of private investment flows to developing and transition economies.
In the years since the Earth Summit in Rio, financial globalization has compounded the challenge of reconciling economic growth with environmental sustainability.
In the end of March 1992, unilaterally the Indonesian government decided not to accept further financial assistance from Holland.
In recent years, private capital flows have increased dramatically, raising a number of questions about how central a role private capital is now or will be playing in shaping economic development in developing and transition countries.