Despite continued public rhetoric about importance of civil society engagement, Bank is yet to commit to holding a public consultation period on its Paris alignment approach.
Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
First gathering of world’s public development banks fails to deliver concrete commitments
World Bank and other MDBs fail to sign on to general declaration as multilateral leadership on solutions to climate, debt and inequality crises remains inadequate.
EIB rules out most fossil fuel funding from 2021, setting new benchmark for MDBs
New energy policy sees European Investment Bank end support for unabated coal, oil and gas from 2021.
Annual Meetings wrap-up: Kim turns to bankrupt ideas, while IMF tries to undo inequality it doesn't admit it helped cause
BWP's analysis of this year's IMF and World Bank annual meetings; hopeful growth forecasts tampered by medium-term concerns, with US anti-multilateralism finally hitting Bank and Fund.
Potential Inspection Panel probe of Amaravati 'land grab' allegations deferred again
Panel received request to investigate allegations related to proposed World Bank loan in 2017.
CSOs call on World Bank to halt its aggressive support of PPPs
152 CSOs call demand World Bank halt its aggressive support of PPPs, publicaly recognise their significant risks.
Deepening World Bank and AIIB cooperation: Locking in a failed development model?
Co-financing arrangements and increased World Bank-AIIB cooperation on mega-infrastructure projects represent a dangerous global trend that threatens human rights and locks in a failed development model.
The Bank and the IMF in 2016: year in review
The Bretton Woods Project's review of the most important developments at the World Bank and IMF in 2016.
Indonesian CSOs demand World Bank stop funding infrastructure funds
Indonesian organisations have demanded that the World Bank stops funding harmful infrastructure funds, highlighting impacts on the environment and indigenous communities.
Recommended resources on the World Bank and IMF 2016
The Bretton Woods Project's selection of the best books, reports and other resources on the World Bank and IMF from 2016.
Development finance institutions and responsible corporate tax behaviour
Report finds Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) are not doing enough to eliminate the risk of public money being complicit in tax avoidance schemes.
One man, one vote, one option: World Bank set to coronate Kim for second term
The World Bank is set to reappoint president Jim Yong Kim for another five year term, despite persistent concerns from Bank staff and renewed calls for a merit-based process based on principles of transparency and diversity.