Conflict


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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

Accountability

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

Accountability

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

Accountability

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

Accountability

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