Aid

IFI governance

News

Knowledge Bank-rupted: Evaluation says key World Bank research ‘not remotely reliable’

An evaluation by a panel of self-described ‘academic superstars’ has cast doubt over the independence and reliability of World Bank research.

31 January 2007

IFI governance

News

"Insatisfactorio" el manejo del Banco de los Estados frágiles

En septiembre de 2006 el Grupo Independiente de Evaluación (IEG, sigla en inglés) publicó su revisión sobre el apoyo del Banco Mundial a los 'Estados frágiles'.

15 December 2006

Finance

News

Growth commission latest

The workplan of the Bank's independent commission on growth has now been clarified.

23 November 2006

IFI governance

News

Bank’s handling of fragile states “unsatisfactory”

In September the Independent Evaluation Group released its review of World Bank support to 'fragile states'.

23 November 2006

Finance

News

Roundtable on aid effectiveness

Highlights of a roundtable on aid effectiveness with Sebastien Mallaby, Washington Post columnist, Steve Radelet, CGD, Saifur Rahman, Bangladeshi minister of finance, and Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, Ugandan central bank governor.

27 September 2005

Finance

Analysis

Taken for granted? US Proposals to Reform the World Bank’s IDA Examined

US debt campaigners are siding with the Bush administration against European leaders and other NGOs over a key source of finance for the world’s 79 poorest countries. Discussions on the pros and cons of providing grants instead of loans through IDA appear deadlocked (March 2002).

25 March 2002 | Briefings

Finance

Analysis

Assessing Assessing Aid

A discussion and critique of the main points in a prominent World Bank report on aid policy and conditionality - “Assessing Aid, What Works, What Doesn’t and Why”. The Bank’s report is very frank about the many failures of aid financing, but its proposals of targeting finance to good performing countries are controversial (1999).

15 January 1999 | Briefings