Evaluation

IFI governance

Analysis

Memorandum to the International Development Committee

In written evidence submitted to the UK parliament's International Development Committee, we argue that further reform of the World Bank is needed.

26 June 2013 | Briefings

IFI governance

News

IEO: IMF reform implementation "not working well"

The second external evaluation of the IMF's Independent Evaluation Office (IEO), discussed by the IMF board end March, evaluated how well the IEO has met its institutional mandate since 2006.

3 April 2013

IFI governance

News

Letter to World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim re: IFC investment in the financial sector

We, the undersigned organisations, welcome the audit by the Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman (CAO) on the International Finance Corporation's lending to the financial sector. The IFC's response to the audit fails to acknowledge the gravity of the findings and is notable for its lack of commitment to addressing them. In advance of the IFC's planned consultation with civil society this month, we urge you to commit to revise the IFC's strategy for investment in this sector.

13 March 2013 | Letters

IFI governance

News

IEG finds declining impact at Bank, IFC

An annual Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) report on the Results and performance of the World Bank Group 2012 showed declining effectiveness at the Bank Group, with its worst ratings in the areas where its lending is increasing the fastest or it is prioritising work, such as infrastructure and public-private partnerships (PPPs).

13 February 2013

IFI governance

News

World Bank's safeguards review extended

The first phase of the Bank's safeguard review has been extended to mid-April with global consultations planned, including on seven emerging areas.

12 February 2013

Private Sector

News

IFC oblivious to impact of lending to financial sector

An audit of the IFC's investments in financial intermediaries reveals a lack of assessment of environmental and social impacts.

12 February 2013

IFI governance

Analysis

The IFIs in 2012: year in review

2012 saw continued crisis in Europe, but also a turning point in the leadership selection of the World Bank. The choice of Dr Jim Yong Kim as new president, who brings a background in public health in developing countries, marked the first ever selection of a development practitioner to lead the institution. However, large bureaucracies are slow to change, as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) found out with its inability to extricate itself from the morass developing in the eurozone.

25 January 2013 | Review

IFI governance

Background

Climate Investment Funds Monitor survey

The Bretton Woods Project launched the twice-yearly Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) Monitor in 2010 to track the development of the CIFs and highlight concerns. As it approaches our third year, we would like your input into how we can improve the CIFs Monitor to ensure that it remains a valuable resource for civil society and other interested stakeholders of the CIFs.

3 November 2012 | Review

IFI governance

Background

The Role of the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG)

This session provided CSOs with the opportunity to have an exchange with IEG's Director-General and Senior Vice President on the role of the IEG.

11 October 2012 | Minutes

IFI governance

News

Bretton Woods Project survey prize winners

Bretton Woods Project communications survey prize winners selected.

3 October 2012