Over 60 civil society organisations call on the IMF to focus on the harmful impacts of its own policy advice on women's rights and gender equality.
A letter from civil society in response to the IFC's lesson learned briefing
This letter was written to respond to an IFC 6 January 2014 reply to a November 2013 civil society letter about the International Finance Corporation’s action plan to reform lending to the financial sector. The 26 groups signed on to the letter believe the IFC’s action plan is inadequate and urge the head of the IFC to do more to address the audit’s findings.
This letter was written to respond to a World Bank 18 April reply to a March civil society letter about an audit of the International Finance Corporation’s lending to the financial sector. The over 50 groups signed on to the letter believe the IFC’s response is inadequate and urge the Bank's president to insist the IFC do more to address the audit’s findings.
The future of "Doing Business" has nothing to do with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim's opinion of growth ("Stand up for 'Doing Business'", The Economist, 25 May). You confuse growth with a set of indicators which many inside and outside the Bank find fundamentally flawed.
Thank you for your email letter addressed to Dr. Jim Kim, President of the World Bank Group, dated 12th March 2013, and your clarifying email of 27th March, relating to IFC investments in the financial sector. In this regard, following Dr Kim's response to you, he has asked us to provide a detailed response to your messages.
We, the undersigned organisations, welcome the audit by the Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman (CAO) on the International Finance Corporation's lending to the financial sector. The IFC's response to the audit fails to acknowledge the gravity of the findings and is notable for its lack of commitment to addressing them. In advance of the IFC's planned consultation with civil society this month, we urge you to commit to revise the IFC's strategy for investment in this sector.
We are very pleased to see the IEO continue its excellent work reaching out to stakeholders, external parties and shareholders, while both considering its work programme and conducting evaluations. This is a vital component of the IEO’s approach that ensures well-informed and well-considered analysis.
The contradictions revealed by IMF involvement in eurozone bailouts, identified in your article ("Less Cash, More Impact", The Economist, October 5th), reflect a crisis of legitimacy at the Fund.
A letter to all World Bank governors calling for reforms to the selection process for a new World Bank president signed by over 50 civil society groups
Because of the resignation of Dominique Strauss-Kahn as IMF Managing Director, we are writing to urge you to push for the selection of the best candidate through an open, merit-based, transparent process, and the public support of the majority of the IMF membership, including developing countries.
We are writing to raise our concerns about the limited nature of the quota reform of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) currently under discussion, and to urge you to push for more meaningful changes to IMF governance.