World Bank

MIGA backs agribusiness investment in Zambia

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency— the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank— announces additional support for Agrivision Africa (Chayton Africa) of Mauritius.

The vanishing lake

Kenya's Lake Turkana is a vital source of life for humans and animals alike. But its lifeline is about to be cut by a push for the development of irrigated plantations.

CSOs walk out of World Bank "consultation" on Safeguards policy

Civil society groups walk out of World Bank "consultation" on their Safeguards policy. The Safeguards are supposed to set best practice for the World Bank and protect people's rights, but the new draft allows the bank and companies to go ahead with projects that affect land rights without consent of affected communities.