World Bank

The World Bank is Still Hooked on Fossil Fuels Despite Climate Pledge
Sasha Chavkin · April 10, 2019

The World Bank has vowed to be a leader in the global fight against climate change, but it continues to favor fossil fuels over renewable energy when it comes to lending.

No Longer Above The Law, The World Bank Faces Fight Of Its Life
Sasha Chavkin · March 13, 2019

Two impoverished communities, continents apart, are at the forefront of a historic fight to determine the level of immunity from lawsuits that international organizations can rely upon when development causes harm.

World Bank’s Legal Immunity Stripped, Opening Door for Lawsuits
Sasha Chavkin · February 27, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling could also open other American-based international organizations to lawsuits over financing overseas development.

Indian fishing community tests World Bank's legal immunity
Sasha Chavkin · November 1, 2018

A fishing community, who believe their livelihoods were damaged by pollution from an IFC-supported coal power plant, is attempting to sue the World Bank’s finance arm in the U.S.

Villagers In Limbo As World Bank Abandons Controversial Kosovo Power Plant
Sasha Chavkin · October 12, 2018

The decision ends the World Bank’s support for coal worldwide, but also leaves villagers unsure of their fate as the Kosovo government vows to push ahead with the power plant.

How ICIJ revealed the World Bank’s broken promises
ICIJ · July 20, 2017

ICIJ’s reporter Sasha Chavkin takes you behind the scenes of the Evicted and Abandoned investigation in a podcast by ProPublica.

Lawsuit: World Bank arm aided firm that hired ‘death squads’
Sasha Chavkin · March 7, 2017

A new lawsuit alleges that the IFC aided a campaign of terror against peasants in Honduras who tried to block a palm oil company’s expansion.

Columbia University honors ICIJ’s World Bank probe
Michael Hudson · August 24, 2016

Evicted and Abandoned has been named an Oakes Award finalist, marking the 11th time the project has been recognized by journalism prizes.

Debate surrounds World Bank’s proposed new safeguards rules
Sasha Chavkin · August 2, 2016

ICIJ analyzes five of the most significant changes to the bank’s social and environmental protection policies amid criticism from activists.

In photos: Evicted tribe say they’re left with nowhere to go
Dana Ullman · June 17, 2016

Tribes in Tanzania are facing eviction after the World Bank board granted a massive agribusiness project a waiver that exempts it from following one of the bank’s policies.