A review of the treatment of black employees at the World Bank in recruitment, retention and justice decisions has been released by US NGO Government Accountability Project. Although the Bank has adopted measures to raise awareness, the report found that meaningful measures to improve retention of black staff members are still lacking. The report details the scale of discrimination: of 1000 professional grade American World Bank staff worldwide, there are only four black Americans. Co-author of the report, Shelley Walden called the World Bank’s anti-discrimination policies “largely cosmetic” and lacking in “effective, impartial enforcement mechanisms.”
9 June 2009
BWP publishes essay series reflecting on the legacy of 75 years of IMF and World Bank policies and power.
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