Education

IFI governance

News

IFC invests in Kenyan private international school

The International Finance Corporation (IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank) in mid-March proposed a $7 million investment in Kenyan private education firm, Brookhouse Schools Limited.

9 April 2013

Social services

News

IFC education funds bypassing the poor

A new study by Karen Mundy and Francine Menashy of the University of Toronto reveals that the International Finance Corporation's (IFC) education funding pays limited attention to poverty and distributional issues.

6 December 2012

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

Finance

News

IFC "needs to try harder" on development

NGOs continue to find that the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank's private sector arm, is off track in reducing poverty and promoting development, with concerns that the IFC development goals to be implemented in July will not help the poorest.

3 July 2012

Conditionality

Background

A Global Shared Societies Agenda

Minutes meeting for A Global Shared Societies Agenda

23 April 2012 | Minutes

Gender

News

World Bank lagging on gender and disability

A recent report by the Australian NGO RESULTS International criticises the Bank for its lack of consideration of gender and disability in its education projects.

5 April 2012

Social services

News

IMF's focus on austerity proved "wrong, wrong, wrong", say critics

While Christine Lagarde and staff at the Fund begin to acknowledge that too much austerity is risking jobs and growth and civil society groups call for an end to IFIs policy conditions, IMF programmes continue to promote fiscal retrenchment.

21 November 2011

IFI governance

News

IEG annual report slates World Bank's education work

The Bank's Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) released its annual report at end August, again finding shortfalls and uneven results across the World Bank Group. While the Bank's leadership has steered the institution towards more private sector work, outcomes in the education sector and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have dropped substantially.

13 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

Social services

News

World Bank's privatisation approach to social services fails to deliver

While the Bank is developing a new social protection and labour strategy, its approach to health and continuing push for privatisation of public services have come under fire again.

5 April 2011