World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) have set out new proposals for assessing the environmental consequences of macro-economic reforms.
The Operations Evaluation Department (OED) has released working papers on the Comprehensive Development Framework (CDF).
A forthcoming official report on participation in Bank-supported activities indicates that more Bank operations are participatory , but often with limited impact.
The series of eight Regional Consultations on the World Bank’s forest policy have been completed.
The focus of the IMF’s internal review of IMF conditionality has expanded in the light of IMF Horst K
The World Bank has recently undertaken on- and off-line consultations about its environment strategy, to be released next year.
The latest issue of News and Notices for World Bank Watchers discusses World Bank social and environmental assessments and calls for a new “dynamic assessment” procedure.
A number of NGOs, including World Rainforest Movement and the Italian World Bank Campaign have expressed concerns about the World Bank’s Forest Policy and Forest Policy Implementation Review process.
The World Bank has refused a request from the Bretton Woods Project to allow NGOs and others to give their opinions of the successes and failures of the Bank’s Strategic Compact reform initiative.
A new review of IMF conditionality will assess the conditions applied to financial crisis countries, and recommend future approaches.