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