On 30 May, the Spanish parliament approved a motion requiring the executive to report annually on Spanish positions adopted at the World Bank and IMF. The government will also have to report on the decisions taken by these institutions with regards to foreign debt, the “fight against poverty” and the Millennium Development Goals. The motion asks for: greater transparency on the financial resources allocated to the Bank and Fund; a strengthened presence of development experts and professionals in the IFIs; and promotion of research on the socio-economic impact of IFI actions undertaken at the initiative of Spain.
As India has risen in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business rankings, it has seen other key development indicators slip.
New IMF gender guidance opportunity for civil society to keep its staff to account.
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