As the IFC increases investments in for-profit, commercial education, CSO RESULTS finds this marginalises the poor and calls on the IFC to enhance free public education instead.
CSOs raise concerns about content and consultation process of World Bank World Development Report 2018 on education.
Uganda has announced that it will close IFC-backed Bridge Academy private schools due to poor hygiene and sanitation.
The new World Bank Group strategy moves into the implementation stage with changes to country planning and internal structure, but critics say that little will change.
Two UN committees and a special rapporteur have questioned development aid funding going to private education, including through IFC supported Bridge International Academies.
World Bank’s high-level support for private education providers is condemned by the UN Special Rapporteur, NGOs and academics.
A World Bank blog about the benefits of private schooling has been contravened by a UN committee and heavily criticised by civil society
IFC accused of “McDonaldisation” of education, with investment in low-fee private schools, despite evidence of negative impacts on inequality.
In a new blog the Bretton Woods Project highlights the Bank's increasing investment in financial intermediaries at the expense of education and health
The World Bank has announced big spending programmes in health, electricity and telecoms in Burma, however, critics point to its failure to protect human rights or consult properly with civil society.