Grounded in Washington: Extractive Industries Review Implementation in Europe and Central Asia (2004-2005)
Study | 13 December 2005
“Grounded in Washington”, a report from Bankwatch and Bank Information Center, finds that the World Bank Group’s implementation of its Extractive Industries Review (EIR) in Europe and central Asia is neglecting a significant number of commitments which the Bank’s managment signed up to in October last year. Our on the ground investigations into six WBG supported extractive projects has revealed uneven EIR implementation. Too often ‘business as usual’ continues to result in negative social, environmental and human rights impacts rather than poverty alleviation and, for now, the World Bank remains absent without leverage.
Theme: Social & economic impacts | Mining