Anti-corruption

IFI governance

Background

World Bank executive directors roundtable with CSOs

Minutes of an open roundtable with EDs that occurred during the 2013 spring meetings.

19 April 2013 | Minutes

Accountability

News

IFC Honduran client linked to death squads

The International Finance Corporation (IFC, the Bank's private sector arm) loan to Honduran palm oil producer Corporaci

8 April 2013

Accountability

News

French police raid Lagarde home

French police searched the Paris apartment of IMF managing director Christine Lagarde in late March as part of an investigation over the way Lagarde, as French minister of finance, handled the compensation settlement of French millionaire Bernard Tapie.

3 April 2013

IFI governance

News

IFC investments "rarely touch the poor"

Criticism of the International Finance Corporation's lack of poverty focus has again caught the spotlight, as the IFC continues to fund projects that stretch the interpretation of development.

12 February 2013

IFI governance

News

World Bank back in on Padma bridge project?

The World Bank has decided to reengage with Bangladesh's Padma bridge project after it suspended its promised $1.2 billion loan last year over allegations of corruption in the consultant selection process

2 October 2012

Accountability

News

World Bank sanctions decisions now published

At end May, the World Bank Group's Sanctions Board, the Bank's independent administrative tribunal for allegations of corruption and fraud in Bank projects, published its decisions on sanction cases for the first time.

3 July 2012

Accountability

News

World Bank revising governance and anti-corruption strategy

The Bank has opened an online consultation on proposed revisions to its governance and anticorruption strategy, which “will redefine and re-position its governance and anti-corruption work.”

7 February 2012

IFI governance

News

The World Bank and extractives: a rich seam of controversy

As World Bank projects fail to reduce corruption in the mining sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), International Financial Corporation (IFC) investments in extractives are provoking complaints and protests around the world.

7 February 2012

Accountability

News

IMF loan to Egypt branded as "odious"

Social movement Popular Campaign to Drop Egypt's Debts has spoken out against Egypt's military government agreeing to a $3.2 billion IMF loan.

7 February 2012

IFI governance

News

IFC's private equity investments cause controversy

The increasing use of private equity (PE) firms as conduits for World Bank lending continues to stoke controversy.

7 February 2012