The Multilateral Organisations Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN), has published its 2005 survey of the perceptions of multilateral organisations at the country level, covering the World Bank, the UN Population Fund and UNAIDS. MOPAN is a network of nine donor countries (Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK) which jointly conduct an annual survey of multilateral partnership behaviour in developing countries. According to the report, the World Bank needs improvement in the areas of capacity development, support to civil society and reform of its internal procedures in order to deepen PRS alignment and harmonisation. The Bank is perceived as “pursuing its own institutional goals and procedures” and “pushing a technical blueprint inappropriate to existing capacity”.
After 4 years of on-off negotiation and public opposition, the government of Egypt has signed a loan deal with the IMF whose impacts civil society fears will encroach upon human rights, social protection and social provision, like health and education, upon which the poorest depend.
Investments by the World Bank-hosted Global Financing Facility (GFF) do not reflect the family planning priorities identified by developing countries and local communities. The GFF also continues to suffer from a lack of transparency and meaningful civil society participation, raising doubts about the new mechanism’s effectiveness.
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