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Inspection Panel

IFI governance

Analysis

Spring Meetings 2018 Preamble: Despite favourable growth trends, World Bank and IMF's attempts to tackle debt and inequality remain elusive

On the ten-year anniversary of the financial crisis, the World Bank and IMF have much to ponder ahead of the upcoming 2018 Spring Meetings.

11 April 2018

Knowledge

Background

Recommended resources on the World Bank and IMF: 2017

The Bretton Woods Project's selection of the best books, reports and other resources on the World Bank and IMF from 2017.

26 January 2018

IFI governance

Analysis

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.

18 October 2017

Finance

Analysis

Pre-meetings background - winds of change: Will Bank & Fund's 'new' approaches help 'the poorest'?

Bretton Woods Dispatch of the 2017 annual meetings in Washington DC pre-meeting analysis of the key issues for the week.

6 October 2017

IFI governance

News

World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2017 - programmes and schedules

Bretton Woods Meetings Dispatch of the 2017 annual meetings in Washington DC with official meetings and programmes and analysis of the communiqués.

30 September 2017

Rights

Analysis

UN Independent Expert reports on World Bank and IMF human rights performance

UN Independent Expert publishes two reports on the World Bank and IMF human rights performance, finding the institutions must be more than a "fig leaf" for the status quo and step up their human rights commitments.

27 September 2017 | At Issue

Gender

Analysis

Will World Bank Global Gender-Based Violence Task Force recommendations have a discernible impact?

Global Gender-Based Violence Task Force releases report with recommendations for World Bank, CSOs concerned over its limited mandate while questions remain whether the recommendations will have a discernible impact on the Bank’s approach to GBV.

27 September 2017

Accountability

Analysis

World Bank board oversight mechanisms derailed

World Bank management’s proposal for a Multiphase Programmatic Approach erodes executive board oversight and suffers from lack of civil society consultation.

27 September 2017
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Other news

Land

News

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.

27 September 2018

IFI governance

Background

UK civil society meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Melanie Robinson

Notes from a meeting with the UK World Bank Executive Director on 6 July 2018.

28 August 2018 | Minutes

IFI governance

News

World Bank announces two new appointments

Pinelopi Goldberg joins as the Bank’s chief economist and Imrana Jalal as the new chairperson of the Inspection Panel

24 July 2018

Infrastructure

News

IFC takes its first steps to address Bujagali dam complaints

IFC announces preliminary measures to address CAO complaints regarding Uganda's Bujagali dam, as project receives WBG refinancing boost.

24 July 2018

IFI governance

Background

UK civil society meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Melanie Robinson

Notes of a meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Melanie Robinson on 19 March 2018.

14 May 2018 | Minutes

Rights

News

Controversial Sardar Sarovar Project dam set to displace thousands

Dam - supported by World Bank from 1985-1993 - formally opened by Indian Prime Minister despite resettlement being incomplete.

2 October 2017

Environment

News

IPN calls for improved supervision of environmental assessments

IPN launched third Emerging Lessons Series report on the environmental assessment of World Bank projects at the IMF and World Bank spring meetings.

3 July 2017

Accountability

News

Civil society calls for greater independence of Inspection Panel

In April, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) wrote a letter to the World Bank executive directors calling for the inclusion of independent external stakeholders on the selection committee of the Inspection Panel.

3 July 2017
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