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IFI governance

News

Bank anti-corruption framework: "A lot of rhetoric and arm-waving"?

Amidst a storm of controversy about the causes and solutions to corruption, the World Bank has announced a corruption amnesty and released an anti-corruption framework. The issue is high on the global development agenda, as the Bank pulls project finance in Indonesia and Cambodia, and the fiasco continues over oil revenues in Chad.

11 September 2006

IFI governance

News

Justice or conditionality by another name? World Bank at the Human Rights Council

In a statement at the first session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva in June 2006, Joseph Ingram, special representative of the World Bank to the United Nations and the World Trade Organisation stated that the advancement of human rights is "critical" to the Bank's own poverty reduction mission, including the "global fight against corruption and the promotion of good governance.

11 September 2006

IFI governance

News

Justice or conditionality by another name?

In a statement at the first session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva in June 2006, the World Bank stated that the advancement of human rights is "critical" to its poverty reduction mission, including the "global fight against corruption and the promotion of good governance". It has been greeted with scepticism from civil society.

5 July 2006

IFI governance

News

Request for inspection of West Africa gas pipeline

In April, the Ifesowapo Host Communities Forum in Nigeria requested the Inspection Panel investigate the West African Gas Pipeline project.

19 June 2006

IFI governance

News

Bank stumped on Uruguayan paper mills

The IFC and MIGA have been unable to manage the international dispute created by their proposed investment in two pulp and paper mills in Uruguay, and show no signs of setting a board date for considering Bank support.

19 June 2006

IFI governance

Commentary

Using human rights tribunal to force Bank compliance: Uruguayan paper mill

The recent filing of two international complaints against a planned Bank-financed world's-largest paper mill in Uruguay is a unique experiment in bringing World Bank projects under the scrutiny of international human rights tribunals.

23 January 2006 | Guest comment

IFI governance

Background

CSO discussion with IFC/MIGA Compliance Advisor Ombudsman

Present: Meg Taylor, Compliance Advisor Ombudsman; Amar Inamdar, Senior specialist; Kate Kapiski; and other CAO…

21 September 2005 | Minutes

IFI governance

News

Wolfowitz appoints accountability guru

Bank president Paul Wolfowitz initiated an external review of Bank systems of transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity at the end of July.

12 September 2005

IFI governance

News

Wasn't that a party…

The music at the farewell party for outgoing World Bank Kenya country representative Mukthar Diop…

13 June 2005

IFI governance

News

IFC oil field in Kazakhstan flouts disclosure, safeguards policies

Summary of environmental health problems and human rights violations related to the Karachaganak oil and gas condensate field

10 April 2005