How to: Approach World Bank & IFC-funded projects

Tools & resources

Bank Information Centre

The Bank Information Center partners with civil society to influence the World Bank & other international financial institutions to promote social and economic justice and ecological sustainability.  It has a useful database of guides & resources.


A Community Guide to the World Bank's Indigenous Peoples Policy
Forest Peoples Programme

This guide explains the rules that World Bank projects must obey and explains the rights of indigenous peoples to be consulted fairly and honestly about World Bank projects and to refuse a project if it does not respect their rights and needs.


A Community Guide to the International Finance Corporation's Performance Standard 7 on Indigenous Peoples
Forest Peoples Programme

This guide assists indigenous communities in defending their customary lands in the face of development investments financed by the International Finance Corporation. [ENG SPA FRE ]


Accountability Resource Guide
Accountability Counsel

This guide provides tools for redressing human rights and environmental abuses by international financial institutions, export promotion agencies and companies.


Coalition for Human Rights in Development Tools & Guides

Library includes guides on African Development Bank, Asian Development Banks

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