In May, the World Bank was forced to defend the salaries paid to its consultants in East Timor after they were leaked to the press. The salaries, paid by the Bank and donors, ranged from $100,000 to more than $500,000 in a country where half the population live below the poverty line. The Bank insisted that the salaries are in line with internationally accepted market rates. The general secretary of the opposition party, Fretilin, has also accused the Bank of being complicit in covering up allegations of misconduct.
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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