The PLANAFLORO claim was filed in June 1995 by twenry-five Brazilian organizations representing small farmers, rubber cappers, indigenous communities, rural unions, and environmental and human rights groups affected by the loan by the World Bank to construct the Narmada Dam in Brazil. The 80-page claim emphasizes the Bank’s failure to supervise implementation of the loan, as well as violations of several Bank policies and directives.The overall goal of the PLANAFLORO claim was to increase accountability and improve implementation of the loan. At the center of the claim was the allegation that the Bank had failed to supervise adequate implementation of the loan. A number of specific, major deviations from the project design were identified.
This article describes the PLANAFLORO claim, the second major claim filed with the Panel. The PLANAFLORO claim was filed in June, 1995 by twenty-five Brazilian organizations, representing small farmers, rubber tappers, indigenous communities, rural unions, and environmental and human rights groups affected by the loan. The claim raises serious issues about Bank oversight, monitoring and implementation, with implications far beyond the PLANAFLORO project.