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Multilateral Development Banks

Reports: Off-Grid Solar Will Reach 99 Million Households By 2020

Vrinda Manglik | Posted 03.03.2016 | Green
Vrinda Manglik

Along with private investors, the U.S. government and multilateral development banks can play a role in alleviating some of these financing challenges through investments and assuming some investment risk through loan guarantees.

Toward a Migration Development Bank for Transition Economies

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 06.02.2016 | World
Otaviano Canuto

Labor migration and remittances may bring positive economic effects to developing countries. This is the case particularly in countries like those in Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union members where remittances constitute high shares of foreign-currency revenues and GDP.

As Support For China-Led Development Bank Grows, U.S. Urges Collaboration

Reuters | Posted 03.22.2015 | World

WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's administration is proposing that a new Chinese-led development bank over which Washington ha...

Kate Sheppard

Human Rights Experts Denounce World Bank's Proposed Safeguard Changes

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– A group of United Nations experts on human rights is urging the World Bank to reconsider proposed revisions to its safeguards for deve...

Liquidity Glut, Infrastructure Finance Drought and Development Banks

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 03.07.2015 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The world economy faces huge infrastructure financing needs that are not being matched on the supply side. Emerging market economies, in particular, have had to deal with international long-term private debt financing options that are less supportive of infrastructure finance.

Dr. Kim of the World Bank Must Walk the Talk on Climate

Nezir Sinani | Posted 08.13.2014 | Green
Nezir Sinani

The World Bank has not yet addressed climate issues systematically. Most notably, its Safeguard Policy framework does not require climate change risk assessments for Bank projects. This gap in policy has allowed the World Bank to continue financing projects with serious implications for our climate and to essentially ignore the issue completely.

Kate Sheppard

Three-Quarters Of World Bank-Backed Projects Still Don't Evaluate Climate Risks: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The World Bank is still failing to take climate change into account as it makes decisions about the projects it finances, according to a...

Kate Sheppard

This Power Plant Embodies The World Bank's Fossil Fuel Dilemma

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A World Bank-backed coal plant in South Africa is seeking to delay the implementation of pollution controls, a request that is raising n...

Kate Sheppard

Treasury Issues New Guidance On Funding Coal Plants Abroad

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department issued new guidance on Tuesday that makes it even more clear that the Obama administration will no longer approv...

Kate Sheppard

World Bank Defies Its Own Coal Policy, Aiding Massive Indonesia Power Plant, Environmental Group Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

World Bank Group units are aiding the development of a new coal-fired power plant in Indonesia, despite a new bank policy discouraging support for coa...

Development Banks and Post-Crisis Blues in Investment Finance

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 10.19.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

International long-term private finance to developing countries has changed dramatically in the wake of the global financial crisis. In such a context, it is no surprise that the creation/expansion of national and multilateral development banks has been getting so much attention.

U.S. Security and the Multilateral Development Banks

Terra Lawson-Remer | Posted 01.22.2012 | World
Terra Lawson-Remer

In the face of looming cutbacks, maintaining cost-effective investments in the multilateral development banks is critical.

Shattering Glass Walls at the Multilateral Development Banks

Janet Ranganathan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ranganathan

The development and environment communities must stop viewing their goals as separate or even at odds with each other.

Obama's Schooling the Bank on Transparency

Chad Dobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chad Dobson

Over the past five months, President Obama has made great strides in improving transparency within the USG. Mr. Zoellick and his team of experts over at the World Bank could stand to learn a thing or two from the U.S. Government.

Civil Society to the World Bank: Adopt Transparency 2.0

Chad Dobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chad Dobson

Various civil society groups reiterated the need for disclosure of deliberative World Bank documents, especially those relating to the Development Policy Loans.

Voices Struggling to Be Heard: Access to Information and the World Bank

Chad Dobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chad Dobson

An improved disclosure policy requires a shift in thinking and a new business approach from the World Bank.