WBG—World Bank Group
Established in 1944 at the Bretton Woods summit the World Bank Group is based in Washington D.C. with some 10,000 staff, 30 per cent of which are based in more than 100 country offices. The current president is Jim Yong Kim who was appointed in 2012. The World Bank Group is made up of five organisations: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD); International Development Association (IDA); International Finance Corporation (IFC); Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA); and International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). read more background...
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Letter||17 May 2013|
Thank you for your email letter addressed to Dr. Jim Kim, President of the World Bank Group, dated 12th March 2013, and your clarifying email of 27th March, relating to IFC investments in the financial sector. In this regard, following Dr Kim's response to you, he has asked us to provide a detailed response to your messages. read article...
Notes of IFC-CSO discussion of CAO financial markets audit Notes of a meeting from 19 April 2013
Minutes||17 May 2013|
IFC has responsed to a letter from a number of NGOs sent to President Kim. These notes are from a 19 April 2013 meeting at IFC headquarters in Washington DC. read article...
Minutes||29 April 2013|
Notes of a meeting with UK executive director to the World Bank Gwen Hines in April 2013 read article...
Climate Investment Funds Monitor 7 April 2013
Briefing||25 April 2013|
The Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) are financing instruments designed to pilot low-carbon and climate-resilient development through the multilateral development banks (MDBs). They are comprised of two trust funds - the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF). read article...
Doing Business at the crossroads: ten years Spring meetings side event at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
Minutes||25 April 2013|
Spring meetings side event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies on 19 April 2013 read article...
Working paper: The private sector and climate change adaptation International Finance Corporation investments under the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience
Briefing||24 April 2013|
This paper looks at PPCR projects implemented under the World Bank's private sector lending arm, the International Finance Corporation, highlighting important questions concerning the design, implementation and operation of projects financed from public climate funds using private sector actors. In summary, the analysis suggests that the integration of private sector projects into national planning processes and strategies is crucial. read article...
The private sector and poverty eradication Experiences from the health sector
Minutes||23 April 2013|
This session gave an overview on the links between private sector and healthcare provision in tackling poverty. read article...
Minutes||23 April 2013|
This session examined Colombia's private sector partnerships and poverty eradication programme. read article...
News||22 April 2013|
The 2013 spring meetings of the World Bank and IMF will take place from 18 to 20 April in Washington, DC. You will be able find links below to analysis of the communiqués as well as notes of some of the civil society and official meetings, as they become available. read article...
News||22 April 2013|update 85|
El proyecto de abastecimiento de agua y saneamiento en Tanzania, en el que el Banco Mundial invirtió US$164 millones de 2003 a 2010, ha sido "un fracaso total", según dice la ONG Veeduría de Derechos Civiles y Políticos. read article...
Climate Investment Funds Monitor 7: April 2013 25 April 2013
Working paper: The private sector and climate change adaptation: International Finance Corporation investments under the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience 24 April 2013
The UK's role in the World Bank and IMF: Department for International Development and HM Treasury 13 March 2013
The World Bank and industrial policy: Hands off or hands on? 6 December 2012
Climate Investment Funds Monitor 6: October 2012 26 October 2012
What next for the BRICS? 28 March
BRICS lessons from Mozambique 28 March
IDA17 Replenishment 22 March