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“Disaster for us and the planet": how the IFC is quietly funding a coal boom

An analysis paper on how the World Bank's International Finance Corporation has invested significantly in coal globally despite a stated ban on such activities. Written by Dustin Roasa and published by Inclusive Development International in collaboration with the Bank Information Center; 11.11.11; Urgewald and Accountability Counsel in October 2016.

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Document type Analysis, discussion papers, and blogs
Language of document
  • English
Short title (alternative/varying form of title) Outsourcing Development: Lifting the veil on the World Bank Group’s lending through financial intermediaries, part 1
  • Banking and financial services
  • Coal
  • Energy
  • Environment and natural resources
  • Foreign investors
  • Infrastructure
  • Investment
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Philippines
Copyright Yes
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This publication is copyrighted but the text may be used free of charge for the purposes of advocacy, campaigning, education, and research, provided that the source is acknowledged in full. The copyright holder requests that all such use be registered with them for impact assessment purposes.

Version / Edition 2016
License CC-BY-3.0-IGO

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Author (individual) Dustin Roasa
Co-author (individual) Emily Claire Goldman, Harry Thomas Kibby, Ishita Rahul Petkar, Mariko Meyer, and Satbir Singh.
Co-author (coorporate) Inclusive Development International, Bank Information Center
Publication place UK
Publisher Inclusive Development International, Bank Information Center
Publication date 2016
Pagination 16
Date uploaded May 17, 2017, 07:41 (UTC)
Date modified May 23, 2017, 08:29 (UTC)