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IFI governance

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IMF & World Bank decision-making and governance

This Inside the Institutions examines the recent and ongoing reforms at the IMF and World Bank, and places them in context of existing structures and processes.

31 March 2016 | Inside the institutions
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IFI governance

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World Bank global practices and cross-cutting solution areas

This Inside the Institutions looks at the World Bank's new global practices and cross-cutting solutions areas that were established to improve how staff share knowledge internally and externally.

25 September 2015 | Inside the institutions

IFI governance

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World Bank’s country engagement approach

This Inside the Institutions looks at the World Bank's new country engagement model, including the systematic country diagnostic and country partnership framework.

7 February 2016 | Inside the institutions

IFI governance

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Guide to the IMF's Independent Evaluation Office

Understanding the Independent Evaluation Office of the IMF, including how it works and how civil society can input into its evaluations.

2 February 2015 | Inside the institutions
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Infrastructure

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Issue overview: World Bank and energy

What’s the issue? Energy is a crucial economic sector which has a disproportionate influence on…

26 August 2015 | Issue overview
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Finance

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World Bank trust funds

World Bank trust funds are financing arrangements through which the Bank and other donors provide development finance. This Inside the Institutions looks at the three types of Bank trust funds, including applicability of the Bank's safeguards.

31 March 2015 | Inside the institutions

Environment

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World Bank green bonds

The World Bank group supports the growth of the green bond market through the IBRD and the IFC to “catalyse the market through strategic issuances of green bonds based on their triple-A ratings.”

29 September 2014 | Inside the institutions

IFI governance

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IMF publications

Every year the IMF produces numerous publications, however, there is ambiguity concerning the extent Fund documents are representative of the IMF’s institutional views or dictate how the IMF is supposed to execute policy.

20 June 2014 | Inside the institutions
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IFI governance

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UK civil society meeting with DFID: Annual meetings and IDA

Notes of a UK CSO meeting with DFID on the annual meetings and the IDA process 23 September 2016.

10 November 2016 | Minutes

IFI governance

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From accountability to action – the role of management

Notes from a side event at the IMF/World Bank 2016 annual meetings on the role of management in ensuring development banks responds appropriately to community complaints.

7 October 2016 | Minutes
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IFI governance

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The new World Bank environmental and social framework: Opportunities and challenges for implementation

Notes from a side event on implementation of the new World Bank environmental and social framework, which took place during the World Bank-IMF 2016 annual meetings.

7 October 2016 | Minutes
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Environment

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Safeguarding climate finance: GCF, MDBs, rights, and social/environmental risk

Notes from a side event at the IMF/World Bank 2016 annual meetings discussing lessons learned from the World Bank Group’s experiences with high risk projects, safeguards, gender equality, Indigenous Peoples, and environmental and social management systems, and how these should be applied to the Green Climate Fund.

7 October 2016 | Minutes

IFI governance

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Recurring debt crises in sub-Saharan Africa and the rise of bond issuance

Notes from a side event at the IMF/World Bank 2016 annual meetings launching a new report on bonds issuance in Nigeria, Zambia and Ghana, followed by a panel discussion on government bonds as a debt issue.

7 October 2016 | Minutes

IFI governance

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The role of IFIs in assessing the impact of tax incentives and tax competition on inequality

Notes from a side event at the IMF/World Bank 2016 annual meetings exploring the link between tax incentives, reduced revenue mobilization and inequality, as well as addressing tax capacity building efforts.

6 October 2016 | Minutes

IFI governance

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Stopping vulture funds through national anti-vulture laws

Notes from a side event at the IMF/World Bank 2016 annual meetings exploring the issue of vulture funds from various angles, as well as possible solutions.

6 October 2016 | Minutes

Conditionality

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Managing global financial risks in uncertain times

Notes from a side event at the IMF/World Bank 2016 annual meetings discussing how financial globalisation can allow crises to spread far more quickly and widely than ever before.

6 October 2016 | Minutes
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