Rights

News

Water meetings everywhere and not a drop to drink

1 April 2003

Debates over “high-risk” infrastructure, follow-up to the World Commission on Dams and private management have dominated discussion of the Bank’s new water strategy and global meetings on financing water infrastructure in Washington and Kyoto.

Rights

Commentary

The World Bank, the IMF and “results”: increasing dominance in development policy lending

The World Bank and IMF are making an audacious grab to consolidate their roles as judge and jury of countries’ policies with a plan to conduct “regular reporting on the implementation of the policies and actions for achieving the MDGs and related development outcomes”.

1 April 2003 | At Issue

IFI governance

Background

The World Bank and gender

A brief summary of how gender is - or is not - incorporated into World Bank programmes and policies, with links to further resources from both inside the Bank and its critics.

1 April 2003 | Inside the institutions

IFI governance

News

Frustration at limited governance discussions

A serious effort to improve Southern country voice at the institutions would require going far beyond capacity-building to change the composition, voting shares and transparency of the Bank/Fund Boards.

1 April 2003

Social services

News

Arrest of IMF employee points to cover-up

IMF’s failure to clarify its role in hiring and assisting a technical adviser indicted on various counts of high-level corruption seriously undermines credibility on “good governance” agenda.

1 April 2003

IFI governance

News

Argentinian groups challenge IMF pressure on utility prices

Members of Argentine civil society organisations, Jimena Garrote and Ezequiel Nino, discuss a complaint filed with the IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office (IEO), denouncing the pressure exerted by IMF representatives in negotiations with the Argentine government.

1 April 2003