World Bank safeguards: Pushing more money out the door at the expense of the poor?

Last week, the World Bank released a draft of its proposed new environmental and social safeguards. In a guest commentary, two experts argue the changes will result in less accountability and protection for communities displaced by bank programs.

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About the authors

  • Natalie Bugalski

    Natalie Bugalski is co-founder and legal director of Inclusive Development International. A human rights lawyer with expertise in housing, land and property rights, over the past decade Bugalski has done advocacy work on land tenure policy, resettlement and displacement issues at local and international level, including U.N. agencies, ADB and the World Bank.
  • David Pred

    David Pred is the co-founder and executive director of Inclusive Development International. A global advocate for land, housing, and natural resource rights, David has spent the last 15 years working to support communities and social movements around the world to hold governments, corporations and financial institutions accountable for land-grabs, forced displacement and related environmental and human rights violations.