Compliance mechanisms

Accountability

News

Wolfowitz sits tight amidst more allegations and divided ministers

The latest in Washington indicates that Wolfowitz will remain as World Bank head for a while yet, despite an increasingly shaky defence.

16 April 2007

Accountability

News

Calls for Wolfowitz to resign mount

Calls are mounting from all directions for the resignation of World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz, following his admission that he personally intervened in the pay rise and promotion of his girlfriend.

14 April 2007

Accountability

Analysis

The IFCs lessons of experience & the Chad-Cameroon oil and pipeline project

In September 2006 the IFC published its first issue of a new publication entitled Lessons of Experience. However, the IFC's lessons drawn from the external compliance monitoring group in the Chad-Cameroon project read more like a tool to market the concept of external monitors to IFC clients than lessons meant to design a more effective role for the external monitor in improving implementation of social and environmental commitments.

23 November 2006 | Briefings

Accountability

Analysis

Research, knowledge and the art of “paradigm maintenance”

Robin Broad, professor in the School of International Service at American University, describes six mechanisms by which the World Bank's development economics vice-presidency performs a "paradigm-maintenance" role, privileging individuals whose work "resonates" with the neo-liberal free-market ideology.

20 November 2006 | At Issue

Accountability

Background

Global Transparency Initiative (GTI) - regional launch

This is a summary of the Global Transparency Initiative (GTI) regional launch held at Westminster on the 2nd of November 2006.

15 November 2006 | Minutes

Accountability

News

BTC: destruction, abuse and betrayal

In July, as the oil in the IFC-supported Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline finally began flowing a year behind schedule, civil society groups from affected countries and elsewhere presented evidence of destruction, abuse and betrayal.

11 September 2006

Accountability

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Independence of IMF’s evaluation arm questioned

In an evaluation of the IMF Independent Evaluation Office's first five years of work, an external committee concluded that the IMF board may have undue influence over the body. Additionally the IEO set itself an ambitious work plan for the next year, as it plans to delve into the Fund's internal organisation and trade policy

11 September 2006

Accountability

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

Accountability

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

Accountability

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