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IFI governance

Background

Diagnosing governance challenges in the extractive sector: The Resource Governance Index and beyond

Notes from the 2017 World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings Civil Society Policy Forum session on the challenges of effective governance of the oil, gas and mining sectors in resource-rich countries.

12 October 2017 | Minutes

Accountability

News

World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2017 - civil society meetings and seminars highlights

Bretton Woods Meetings Dispatch of the 2017 annual meetings in Washington DC with CSPF programme and notes from key civil society and official meetings.

3 October 2017

Rights

Analysis

UN Independent Expert reports on World Bank and IMF human rights performance

UN Independent Expert publishes two reports on the World Bank and IMF human rights performance, finding the institutions must be more than a "fig leaf" for the status quo and step up their human rights commitments.

27 September 2017 | At Issue

Accountability

Background

The Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and IMF

This Inside the Institutions looks at how the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and IMF has facilitated interactions between members of parliament and the Bank and Fund.

27 September 2017 | Inside the institutions

Rights

News

IEO finds IMF follows "nebulous standard" on social protection engagement

IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office published evaluation on IMF and social protection and found that the IMF’s targeting approach does not ‘mesh well’ with UN’s human-rights-based approach.

27 September 2017

Infrastructure

Commentary

Landmark community dialogue in Nepal: Is the World Bank learning?

Following longstanding conflict over a World Bank-funded power line project in Nepal, dating back to 2009, communities express hope that a World Bank-supported dialogue initiative will result in a fair dispute resolution process and meaningful consultation.

22 May 2017

Accountability

Analysis

How will the World Bank reform after its disastrous Uganda transport project?

The World Bank closed a Uganda road project after serious problems were revealed, however, civil society remain concerned that the Bank’s response will not lead to meaningful change.

7 April 2017 | Guest analysis

IFI governance

Analysis

IFC 3.0: superficial upgrades, same problems?

As the IFC sets out a new strategy, CAO and CSO reports have raised further criticism over its investment in financial intermediaries, and a new law suit challenges its immunity.

7 April 2017

Other news

Rights

News

27 September 2017

Indian plaintiffs seek US Supreme Court review of IFC's “absolute immunity”

Indian fishing communities and farmers will ask the highest court in the US to rule on IFC's immunity for its role in the controversial Tata Mundra coal-fired power plant in India.

Accountability

News

27 September 2017

CSOs await Guidance Notes for new Bank safeguards

Tier 1 Guidance Notes, outlining implementation of the new Environmental and Social Framework, could be published at the end of October.

Accountability

Background

27 September 2017

Follow BWP’s coverage of the World Bank and IMF annual meetings

The World Bank and IMF’s annual meetings will be held on 13-15 October 2017 in Washington DC, the Civil Society Policy Forum will take place from 9-13 October. Check for updates on Bretton Woods Meeting Dispatch page.

Accountability

News

3 July 2017

CAO opens case in Chile on World Bank project Alto Maipo

In March CAO found a complaint on behalf of communities affected by IFC’s investment in the Alto Maipo hydroelectric project in Chile eligible for further assessment.

Accountability

News

3 July 2017

Civil society calls for greater independence of Inspection Panel

In April, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) wrote a letter to the World Bank executive directors calling for the inclusion of independent external stakeholders on the selection committee of the Inspection Panel.

Accountability

News

3 July 2017

CSO letter raises concerns about World Bank security personnel safeguards

CSO ICAR submitted a letter to the World Bank about safeguarding provisions on the use of public and private security personnel. Concerns were raised about the inappropriate use of force and high-risk situations.

Accountability

News

3 July 2017

IEO request for input in future evaluations

The IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) is requesting input on topics for its future evaluations.

Rights

Background

21 April 2017 | Minutes

Are governments and the Bretton Woods Institutions fighting inequality?

Notes of a 2017 IMF and World Bank spring meetings session on the BWIs and inequality, 21 April