Shades Of Transparency

The IFC provides less information than its sister organization — the World Bank — about the people who are physically or economically displaced by projects it finances. The IFC does not consistently track displacement in the same type of document, many documents are kept private, and others are incomplete. Both organizations fail to uniformly report key details about displacement projects in six areas identified by a ICIJ review of the IFC and World Bank’s standards and documents.

Indicator World Bank IFC
Provides functionality to search all displacement plans
Estimates number of displaced people
Publishes displacement estimates in consistent units
Publishes regular updates to displacement documents
Systematically reports severity of displacement
Provides access to displacement statistics