Advocacy letter | 14 November, 2009 | Download PDF
The letter recognises the steps forward taken by the World Bank by accepting the principle that all Bank information should be available to the public unless it falls within the scope of the regime of exceptions. However, the undersigned are asking the bank to consider a revision of the regime of exemptions, to recommend explicit commitments to disclose specific drafts and ensure translation of key documents. The letter also reiterates support and expectations for a robust implementation and monitoring of the new disclosure norms.
Advocacy letter | 13 November, 2009 | Download PDF
A new loan of EUR 130 million is now due for Board approval on 15th December for ArcelorMittal’s activities in Brazil. Given the company’s poor environmental record and unsatisfactory implementation of improvement projects financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Bankwatch urges the EIB not to approve this new project.
Policy comments | 13 November, 2009 | Download PDF
Taking advantage of the second opportunity within the policy revision process, Bankwatch, Counter Balance and the Global Transparency Inititative submitted new commments and recommendations for the EIB’s Transparency Policy.