Kathy Bain, Latin America civil society specialist at the World Bank, has written a draft paper on The Accountability of Trans-National NGO Networks in Policy Alliances with the World Bank.
In October the Bank Information Center held a strategy meeting for 80 people from NGOs and foundations concerned about the World Bank.
The IMF is holding a meeting in late May in Ghana to explain its strategy to NGOs there.
In March the Bank Board discussed the Bank’s approach to NGOs.
The Bank-commissioned Handbook on Good Practices for Laws Relating to Non-Governmental Organisations has been criticised in a report by the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights.
The magazine Bankcheck, jointly produced by the International Rivers Network and the Development Group for Alternative Policies, has ceased production after 7 years of informative critical analysis of the World Bank and IMF.
A recent paper argues that Southern governments should foster and expand democratic dialogue with NGOs in their countries.