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Inspection Panel

IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and World Bank President Ajay Banga at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2024 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, 17 January. Credit: World Economic Forum / Benedikt von Loebell

IFI governance

Analysis

Spring Meetings 2024 Preamble: Bretton Woods Institutions continue to sleepwalk through crises as 80th anniversary of Bretton Woods Conference approaches

At a time when transformative changes on governance and development financing are required, the World Bank and IMF have instead opted for a slimmed down Spring Meetings schedule.

11 April 2024

Finance

Analysis

Opportunity lost: World Bank's Roadmap fails to chart path to better development outcomes

Civil society renews calls for an independent external evaluation of Bank policies ahead of Spring Meetings’ focus on the operationalisation of the Roadmap and a ‘historic’ IDA21 replenishment.

9 April 2024

Accountability

News

UDHR and IPN anniversaries underscore urgent need for Human Rights policy at all IFIs

World Bank and IMF shareholders must use the anniversaries of the Inspection Panel and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights respectively to demand both establish human rights policies and meet their international obligation to provide remedy

19 July 2023

Accountability

News

World Bank’s accountability mechanisms - still a long way to go

57 CSOs highlight need for operational changes in the World Bank’s new accountability scheme to ensure its effectiveness.

4 October 2022

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
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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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