Parliamentary scrutiny

IFI governance

Commentary

Year 2 of the Tunisian revolution: Private profit vs public interest

In October 2012, the Tunisian government submitted a draft bill to the Constituent Assembly to shape a legal and institutional framework favourable to public-private partnerships (PPP).

2 July 2013 | Comment

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

IFI governance

News

World Bank rejected by Indian NGOs

An early June statement from 26 social movements and NGOs in India have called the World Bank's plans for civil society consultation on the Bank's country assistance strategy (CAS) for India a "farce".

3 July 2012

Accountability

News

Parliamentarians call World Bank and IMF policies "unfair" and "ill-intentioned"

At an assembly held in Kampala in early April, IPU delegates criticised World Bank and IMF policies for being "unfair, non-transparent and ill-intentioned," and described how minimal parliamentary oversight hinders national ownership of development.

3 July 2012

Accountability

News

Bank's procurement rules "rigid"

The UK House of Commons International Development Committee (IDC) has expressed concerns that “when bidding for infrastructure projects, local contractors often do not stand a chance against international bidders, partly due to rigid rules used by multilateral development banks (MDBs) such as the European Union (EU) and the World Bank. ”

14 November 2011

IFI governance

Analysis

Submission to the International Development Committee of the UK parliament: inquiry into the World B

The UK should not increase its contribution to IDA in the current replenishment. Instead, it should focus on achieving substantial reforms of the World Bank and IFC in key areas, including health, gender, climate and energy, and the private sector, and in radically improving the legitimacy, transparency and accountability of the institution.

19 October 2010 | Paper

IFI governance

Background

Meeting on the World Bank between DFID and UK NGOs

Notes of a meeting between UK civil society and DFID staff.

4 October 2010 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Meeting between UK civil society and Susanna Moorehead, UK Executive Director to the World Bank

Minutes of a meeting between UK civil society, UK World Bank Executive Director Susanna Moorehead, and DFID staff

6 April 2010 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Meeting between UK civil society and Alex Gibbs, UK IMF Executive Director

Minutes of a meeting between UK civil society, UK IMF Executive Director Alex Gibbs, and UK Treasury staff

30 March 2010 | Minutes

Accountability

News

Nigerian law makers: World Bank loan invalid

In December the Nigerian House of Representatives declared a $300 million loan from the World Bank invalid, because the National Assembly was not consulted before the government began negotiations for the loan.

15 February 2010