Anti-corruption

Accountability

News

World Bank's procurement policy review continues

In November 2013 the World Bank board approved a proposed new framework on procurement for its clients.

23 January 2014

Accountability

News

World Bank reviews sanctions regime

The World Bank has begun reviewing its sanctions regime, but has been criticised by civil society for its lack of transparency.

13 November 2013

Accountability

News

Indrawati under investigation over Indonesian banking scandal

In early May, World Bank managing director Sri Mulyani Indrawati answered questions from the Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission in relation to a 6.7 trillion rupiah ($675 million) 2008 bailout of Bank Century.

26 June 2013

IFI governance

Background

Bending the arc of poverty

The session focused on the World Bank's development strategy, poverty eradication goals, global inequality, and the threat of climate change.

22 April 2013 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Financial and housing crises, the Bank's safeguards and the right to adequate housing

This session featured a presentation from UN special rapporteur on the links between financial and housing crises, safeguards and the right to adequate housing.

22 April 2013 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

The challenges of advancing sustainability at the World Bank

This panel discussion reflected on the major sustainability challenges facing the World Bank through exploring two World Resources Institute areas - a portfolio analysis on 2012 projects, and the interaction between country systems and World Bank safeguard approaches.

22 April 2013 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

World Bank executive directors roundtable with CSOs

Minutes of an open roundtable with EDs that occurred during the 2013 spring meetings.

19 April 2013 | Minutes

Accountability

News

IFC Honduran client linked to death squads

The International Finance Corporation (IFC, the Bank's private sector arm) loan to Honduran palm oil producer Corporaci

8 April 2013

Accountability

News

French police raid Lagarde home

French police searched the Paris apartment of IMF managing director Christine Lagarde in late March as part of an investigation over the way Lagarde, as French minister of finance, handled the compensation settlement of French millionaire Bernard Tapie.

3 April 2013

IFI governance

News

IFC investments "rarely touch the poor"

Criticism of the International Finance Corporation's lack of poverty focus has again caught the spotlight, as the IFC continues to fund projects that stretch the interpretation of development.

12 February 2013