Evaluation

IFI governance

News

Bank compliance with IDA conditions assessed

At the request of donor governments, the Bank’s Operations Evaluation Department will review the performance of the Bank’s IDA programme from 1994 to the present.

15 December 1999

IFI governance

News

World Bank operations in China, Pakistan examined

In November the Bretton Woods Project filed a submission to the International Development Committee inquiry into British aid to China and Pakistan.

15 December 1999

Infrastructure

News

Bank to review India power sector reforms

The World Bank is planning an independent review of its power sector reforms in India.

15 December 1999

Rights

News

China arrests project monitors

On 15 August the Chinese Government arrested three people for trying to investigate the World Bank Western Poverty Project.

15 September 1999

IFI governance

News

Forest policy review delay, IFC scrutinised

The regional consultations that will inform the World Bank’s forest policy review have had to be delayed; they will not start until February or March 2000.

15 September 1999

IFI governance

News

New Bank environment review

The World Bank’s Operations Evaluation Department is carrying out a review of “Promoting Environmental Sustainability in Development”.

15 September 1999

IFI governance

News

Strategic Compact assessment

The Bretton Woods Project recently obtained two documents in which the World Bank evaluates progress of its Strategic Compact internal reform initiative and sets out strategy for the next few years.

15 September 1999

IFI governance

News

Bank study finds adjustment impact studies inadequate

A leaked May 1999 draft Bank review of structural and sectoral adjustment loans severely criticises their treatment of environmental and social issues.

15 June 1999

IFI governance

News

Bank health loans fail check-up

The World Bank’s Operations Evaluation Unit recently criticised Bank loans for Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP).

15 June 1999

Infrastructure

News

Dams Commission workplan nears completion

The World Commission on Dams has nearly completed its workplan and selected consultants to lead work on the thematic reviews.

15 March 1999