In March, NGOs Gender Action and the Center for International Environmental Law published A step-by-step guide to holding IFIs accountable. The guide explains how and when to take a complaint to IFIs’ accountability mechanisms, discusses whether complaints are useful and how they are dealt with. In an analysis of the IFC’s April Handbook for Addressing Project Induced In-Migration, Gender Action found that “Gender concerns are almost entirely absent within the report.” A May Bank proposal for a paper on gender to feed into the environment strategy review looks like a belated add-on as the first phase of the consultation concludes.
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New Bretton Woods Project report reveals World Bank Group channelling crucial development resources to banks instead of directly investing in pro-poor projects.
In December 2013, the German Development Institute, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Bretton Woods Project, in collaboration with the G-24, hosted a high-level workshop in Berlin to foster an open exchange on the profound changes in the global economy and the implications for global economic governance and its constituent institutions and members.
The Bretton Woods Project is an ActionAid hosted project (UK registered charity no. 274467).