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Inspection Panel

Accountability

News

World Bank’s new Accountability Mechanism: One step forward…?

Mixed reactions on new World Bank Accountability Mechanism as civil society welcomes incorporation of dispute resolution function but is concerned about possible erosion of Inspection Panel independence.

22 September 2021

IFI governance

Analysis

Annual Meetings 2020 Preamble: IMF and World Bank frontload austerity and privatisation in Covid-19 recovery, while the world calls for more inclusive multilateralism

As the inability of Bank and Fund to adapt their policies in response to the Covid-19 pandemic becomes more evident, hope turns to the UN system and a radical restructure of the global international financial architecture.

12 October 2020

Accountability

Analysis

IFC and MIGA must ‘walk the accountability walk’ on the road mapped by independent review

Implementation in full of the independent review of IFC, MIGA and CAO is essential if institutions are to meet persistent accountability and remedy gaps.

6 October 2020

Accountability

Commentary

Reviews of World Bank Group’s accountability mechanisms too important to be done in secret

Civil society deeply concerned about lack of transparency and consultation in ongoing reviews of World Bank's accountability mechanisms.

12 December 2019 | Guest comment

IFI governance

Analysis

Annual Meetings wrap-up: Bretton Woods Institutions continue sleepwalking, as economic uncertainty and social tensions intensify

Seventy-five years after their founding, the World Bank and IMF held their Annual Meetings amidst heightened fears of another global financial crisis.

29 October 2019

Finance

Analysis

Bretton Woods at 75

BWP publishes essay series reflecting on the legacy of 75 years of IMF and World Bank policies and power.

14 October 2019 | Briefings

Accountability

News

Board decision could signal “vote of no confidence” in Inspection Panel

CSO fear World Bank board will compromise, undermining Inspection Panel powers.

3 October 2019

IFI governance

Analysis

Spring Meetings wrap-up 2019: what crisis of multilateralism?

As the world ponders the fate of a beleaguered multilateralism on the 75th anniversary of the Bank and Fund, both fail to act on essential governance reforms and opt to maintain the unjust privilege of the Global North.

16 April 2019
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Other news

Gender

Background

The Bretton Woods Project welcomes new gender project staff

BWP is pleased to welcome Friederike Strub as our Gender Equality and Macroeconomics Lead and Amy McShane as Gender Project Officer.

6 April 2022 | Project news

Environment

News

World Bank cancels Bisri dam project in Lebanon after years of community resistance

Environmental groups and activists claim victory after years of campaigning.

10 December 2020

Accountability

News

Delays in Inspection Panel eligibility decision in Nepal risk “irreversible damage”

Panel yet to rule on case filed in April despite receiving consultant's report.

10 December 2020

Accountability

News

Long-awaited accountability reforms announced by World Bank board

World Bank board announces Inspection Panel reform package to a mixed reception

7 April 2020

Accountability

News

Accountability Counsel launches key tool for accountability community

Accountability Console provides complete database of Independent Accountability Mechanism complaints.

12 December 2019

Accountability

Background

A complaint by any other name…good practice among independent accountability mechanisms

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum panel event on 15 October on independent accountability mechanisms, with a focus on the World Bank’s Inspection Panel and Compliance Advisor Ombudsman.

15 October 2019 | Minutes

Rights

News

World Bank China project raises 'crimes against humanity' concerns

Bank responds to allegations with investigation into whether its China lending could be going to internment camps.

3 October 2019

IFI governance

News

World Bank appoints Independent Evaluation Group Director and Inspection Panel member

World Bank appoints Alison Evans as new IEG Director General and Ramanie Kunanayagam as Inspection Panel member

4 April 2019
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