Conditionality impacts

Accountability

Background

Dialogue on the Doha trade round

Dialogue on the Doha trade round at the World Bank-IMF spring meetings in Washington, 20 April 2006.

25 April 2006 | Minutes

Conditionality

Background

Dialogue on national development strategies and the Millennium Development Goals

Dialogue on national development strategies and the Millennium Development Goals at the World Bank-IMF spring meetings in Washington, 20 April 2006.

25 April 2006 | Minutes

Private Sector

News

Investigation demanded into World Bank reform of DRC mining

NGOs have called on the Bank to investigate two mining contracts between the Democratic Republic of Congo's state mining company and two British Virgin Island-based companies.

8 April 2006

Conditionality

News

World Bank approves $37 billion in debt relief

World Bank member nations approved $37 billion in debt relief for 17 countries at the end of March.

8 April 2006

Accountability

News

The World Bank weeds out corruption: Will it touch the roots?

A series of loan suspensions and internal investigations has everyone at the World Bank talking about corruption; despite high-profile moves by president Paul Wolfowitz, the root causes of corruption - underpaid civil servants, an acceptance of bribery by big business, and dirty money - remain largely unaddressed.

8 April 2006

Environment

News

UK reports on World Bank and IMF: More work to do

The UK's Department for International Development and Treasury released in late March annual reports on their relationship with the World Bank and the IMF respectively.

8 April 2006

IFI governance

News

IEO on IMF in Jordan: “moderately successful”

The Independent Evaluation Office has said that the IMF's role in Jordan in the period 1989 - 2004 was "moderately successful".

23 January 2006

IFI governance

News

IEO to evaluate Fund restrictions on African budgets

The IEO has released a draft issues paper for a planned evaluation of the Fund's role in determining aid resources in sub-Saharan Africa.

23 January 2006

Conditionality

News

IMF debt deal 'a victory'

In December, the IMF board approved 100 per cent debt relief to 19 countries under the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative amounting to $3.3 billion.

23 January 2006

Environment

Background

Highlights of UK NGO meeting with executive director to the World Bank and IMF, Tom Scholar

Brief minutes of UK NGO meeting with Tom Scholar

12 January 2006 | Minutes