Bank Information Center
Grants to Bank Information Center
2012 (Duration 3 years)
Conservation & Sustainable Development
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Bank Information Center coordinates campaigns with civil society around the world to reform investment policies and practices of the World Bank, regional development banks, and other international financial institutions. This grant helps protect ecosystem services in Bolivian and Peruvian watersheds by advocating robust environmental management frameworks and stronger resource rights of indigenous peoples and local communities. BIC will monitor a World Bank-funded road construction project in Bolivia; review gaps in Peru's current Environmental Impact Assessment process; and strengthen the World Bank's international standards on social and environmental assessment for investment lending globally.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded Bank Information Center $280,000 between 2002 and 2014.