Time to invest in human rights: A human rights due diligence framework for the International Finance Corporation
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is part of the World Bank Group. One of its major functions is supporting private sector investment in developing countries. These countries often face significant challenges in ensuring effective protection of human rights. In 2009, IFC launched a review of its sustainability framework, a set of policies that lays out IFC's own responsibilities and the expected behaviour of its clients. This report provides a human rights analysis of the draft revised Sustainability Framework and also assesses IFC's own human rights analysis, which it carried out as part of the review process.