World Bank Staff Association's call for permanent cancellation of Spring Meetings and its CSPF raises long-standing concerns about the need for improved civil society engagement by the Bank and Fund.
Looming financial crisis has roots in Bank's privatisation, financialisation and deregulation agenda.
World Bank and IMF contribute to financialisation and coorperatisation of agriculture contributing to food insecurity, concentration of power and climate emergency.
Ghana left with $250 million bill for unused gas in 2019 primarily due to ‘take or pay’ clause in Bank-supported PPP contract.
World Bank chief economist departs as key role is “eroded”, while IMF’s Georgieva makes series of high-level appointments.
This Inside the Institutions looks at decision-making and governance structures at the IMF and World Bank.
Civil society deeply concerned about lack of transparency and consultation in ongoing reviews of World Bank's accountability mechanisms.
At 75, the World Bank and IMF face a crisis of multilateralism in no small part of their own making as failed economic policies have resulted in skepticism of the international order they helped to create.
A June petition signed by more than 120,000 people called on IFIs, “to immediately stop funding for projects that are located in protected areas.”
Complaint is latest in a series of environmental & social concerns raised about Southern Gas Corridor
152 CSOs call demand World Bank halt its aggressive support of PPPs, publicaly recognise their significant risks.
In October, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced the appointment of Kristalina Georgieva as chief executive officer of IBRD and IDA.
Notes from IEG-sponsored citizen's engagement civil society policy forum session - 19 April
In response to increasing concern about the safety of human rights and environmental defenders, the World Bank’s accountability mechanisms look to improve complainant protection against retaliation and intimidation.
Minutes from a World Bank sponsored event on the new World Bank Group strategy during the 2013 WB/IMF annual meetings.
The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency announced in mid April the creation of a new Conflict-Affected and Fragile Economies Facility (CAFEF).