World Bank values violated by Uganda’s anti-LGBTQ law

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08/08/2023

The World Bank has said that Uganda’s anti-LGBTQ law, which has been condemned by many countries and the United Nations, contradicts the bank’s values. A World Bank team traveled to Uganda immediately after the law was enacted to review the multilateral development bank’s portfolio. That review determined that additional measures were needed to ensure projects were being implemented in line with the bank’s environmental and social standards. These measures were now under discussion with the authorities, but no new public financing projects would be presented to the World Bank’s board of executive directors until “the efficacy of the additional measures has been tested,” the World Bank said.

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