Conflict

Land

Background

Notes of meeting between UK Executive Director to World Bank Susanna Moorehead and UK civil society

Civil society organisations met UK Executive Director to the World Bank Susanna Moorehead and staff from the Department for International Development to discuss IDA, education finance, infrastructure finance, fragile states, agriculture and land, Doing Business rankings, Oyu Tolgoi project in Mongolia.

15 August 2012 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

EIR + 10

Minutes of afternoon sessions of extractives conference, Washington DC, 23 April 2012

23 April 2012 | Minutes

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

Analysis in conflict WDR criticised

The World Bank's 2011 World Development Report (WDR) on Conflict, Security and Violence was challenged in a paper published in the Journal of International Development.

21 November 2011

Accountability

Analysis

Navigating complex dilemmas

The World Development Report 2011: Conflict, Security and Development is shifting the language of international policy on supporting peace and development in fragile and conflict-affected countries. Monica Stephen of International Alert examines how the World Bank's operations need to adjust to support peace and development.

16 September 2011 | At Issue

IFI governance

Background

Notes of meeting between UK Executive Director to World Bank and Civil Society Groups

Civil society organisations met UK Executive Director to the World Bank and staff from the Department for International Development to discuss water, the Bank's private sector approach, health and nutrition, safeguards review and energy strategy.

15 September 2011 | Minutes

Finance

News

UK announces priorities for World Bank

In August the UK released its priorities for reform of the World Bank.

14 September 2011

Finance

News

World Bank admits failures in East Timor

In April the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), the Bank's arms-length evaluation body, released a critical report assessing Bank operations in East Timor from 2000 to 2010.

14 June 2011

Environment

Commentary

World Bank's Africa strategy remains rutted in comfort zone

A critical analysis of the World Bank's new strategy for Africa

14 June 2011 | Guest comment

IFI governance

News

El Banco Mundial aumenta los prestamos a las industrias extractivas a pesar de los abusos a los dere

Los grupos de la sociedad civil han acusado al Banco por no haber previsto o respondido a los casos de las violaciones de los derechos humanos en el oleoducto Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan patrocinado por el Banco (BTC) en el Caucaso y Turquia, justo en el momento en el que el Banco anuncia un aumento en las inversiones en las industrias extractivas.

14 April 2011