Other International Financial Institutions

Accountability

Commentary

The Bank and Fund: do civil society groups in the Arab region realise what’s going on?

Comment by the Arab NGO Network for Development on the need for civil society in the region to take a more active role in monitoring the work of the IFIs.

21 November 2005 | Guest comment

Rights

News

Lao dam: obligations undermined?

A report by Can and Leader analyses the concession agreement for the Bank-supported Nam Theun 2 dam in Lao PDR (Update 45), between the country's government and the Nam Theun 2 Power Company Ltd (NTPC).

21 November 2005

IFI governance

News

Transparency charter for IFIs

The Global Transparency Initiative will be holding a three-month consultation starting 28 September, on a draft charter of transparency principles which the international financial institutions should uphold.

12 September 2005

Knowledge

News

UK National audit office undertakes a review of DfID's engagement with multilaterals

Summary of the terms of reference of the UK National audit office's review of DfID's engagement with multilaterals

14 July 2005

Rights

News

The G8, the World Bank and the IMF: Debt, aid and trade implications

At their 6 - 8 July summit in Gleneagles Scotland, G8 leaders tasked the World Bank and the IMF with much of the follow-up on their commitments on debt reduction, increased aid and fairer trade.

12 July 2005

Environment

News

Slow progress on World Bank’s oil, gas and mining commitments

Update on the World Bank Group’s progress on the management response to the Extractive Industries Review. Problems relating to the BTC pipeline on its inauguration. Summary of the book The risks we run, on political risk insurance and the mining industry.

13 June 2005

Accountability

News

G8 cancellation of World Bank, IMF debt: "step forward"

Finance ministers of the world's richest countries agreed to write off $40 to $55 billion of debts owed to the World Bank, IMF and African Development Bank. Statements on aid effectiveness and trade in the final communiqu

13 June 2005

Rights

Commentary

People’s assembly demands justice from World Bank

Villagers of Badin district in southeastern Pakistan are demanding compensation from the World Bank for a drainage infrastructure project that has wrought environmental devastation and led to the loss of lives.

10 April 2005 | Guest comment

Rights

News

Board approves Nam Theun 2 dam in Lao PDR

Bank approves support for Nam Theun 2 dam in Lao PDR despite controversy and strength of international opposition

1 April 2005

Social services

Commentary

The role of World Bank and IMF post-tsunami in Indonesia

The Paris Club communiqu

26 January 2005 | Guest comment

Rights

News

World Bank accountability: demand for reparations won't go away

In 1982 more than 400 Maya Ach

22 November 2004

Social services

News

Another water war?

Bank involvement in the dual privatisation-decentralisation of water provision in Peru runs ahead of the establishment of the capacity of local governments to regulate and could undermine fiscal stabililty.

27 July 2004