Conflict

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 the World Development Report on conflict, security and development; the spring meetings and food security; the World Bank's energy strategy and performance in the health sector.

14 April 2011 | Minutes

IFI governance

News

UK reviews of World Bank paint a mixed picture

The UK government's review of multilateral aid endorsed the World Bank, despite identifying major institutional weaknesses.

7 April 2011

Rights

News

World Bank increases extractives lending despite human rights abuses

Civil society groups have accused the World Bank of failing to foresee or respond to human rights abuses in the Bank-sponsored Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) oil pipeline in the Caucasus and Turkey, just as the Bank announces a boost in investments in extractive industries.

5 April 2011

IFI governance

News

World Bank launches new Africa strategy

In March, the World Bank launched its new Africa strategy, outlining three main areas in which it will focus its operations: competitiveness and employment, vulnerability and resilience of citizens, and governance and public sector capacity.

5 April 2011

Land

News

UK reviews World Bank, multilateral aid

In June the new UK coalition government announced a hasty review of its funding to multilaterals, including the World Bank Group.

30 September 2010

Rights

News

FMI: Amenazado el crecimiento palestino

El FMI está preparando un informe para defender su posición afirmando que no será posible sostener el 6.8 por ciento de tasa de crecimiento en Cisjordania si Israel no levanta sus restricciones sobre las inversiones palestinas públicas y privadas.

30 June 2010

IFI governance

News

DFID annual report on World Bank spots weaknesses

In March, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) released its second annual report reviewing its work with the Bank and setting priorities for 2010.

16 April 2010

IFI governance

News

World Bank and IMF restore relations with Honduras

The Bank and Fund have decided to restore relations with Honduras, after almost eight months of suspension.

16 April 2010

Rights

News

Good cop, bad cop?

There has been significant concern about IMF programmes in Honduras, where the IMF has not made clear whether it will deal with coup leaders who seized power from the elected president, and in Sri Lanka due to concern over allegations that the government is abusing the human rights of hundreds of thousands of Tamils.

22 September 2009

Land

News

DFID snuggling up to the Bank?

In February the UK Department for International Development (DFID) belatedly released its latest annual report on its relationship with the World Bank. This continues a tradition which sees these reports appear at irregular intervals. As with previous annual reports there is a marked absence of the critiques heard from the Banks Independent Evaluation Group, the Parliament's International Development Committee or civil society for the period reviewed.

14 April 2009