Evaluation

IFI governance

News

IEO issues paper on member relations

The IEO has released the draft issues paper for an evaluation on the relationship between the IMF and its member countries, which will focus on the interaction of staff with member-country officials.

17 June 2008

IFI governance

News

Evaluation faults Bank's 'same old formula' for public sector reforms

In May, the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) released its evaluation of Bank support for public sector reform, giving high marks for looking after the books, but failing grades for reforming the civil service and rooting out corruption.

17 June 2008

IFI governance

News

IFC's intermediaries neglect environment: evaluation

The Independent Evaluation Group found 'high development outcomes' in approximately two-thirds of projects funded by IFC-financed financial intermediaries (FI) which serve micro, small and medium enterprises.

17 June 2008

IFI governance

News

Lots of rhetoric, few specifics: DFID defends its policy on the World Bank

The UK's Department for International Development (DFID) has sheepishly defended itself in its government response to the International Development Committee's (IDC) report DFID and the World Bank.

22 May 2008

IFI governance

News

Special issue: Feedback wanted

Feedback wanted on this trial issue of the Update.

1 April 2008

IFI governance

News

Fund trade advice in the crosshairs

The Independent Evaluation Office released the draft issues paper for its planned evaluation of the IMF’s trade policy advice.

1 April 2008

IFI governance

News

Training for nothing?

An evaluation of the World Bank’s training for capacity building reveals serious flaws in design and implementation that undermine country ownership; the same criticism is being levelled at the IMF over its plans to charge for technical assistance.

1 April 2008

IFI governance

News

Bank both player and referee in road to Accra

On aid effectiveness the World Bank is both player and referee, prompting cries of foul play by civil society groups.

1 April 2008

IFI governance

News

Parliamentary committee scolds DFID for its World Bank infatuation

The UK's International Development Committee has sharply reprimanded the Department for International Development for its decision to hand over a fifty per cent increase in funding for the World Bank without sufficient analysis of whether or not this is good value for money.

5 March 2008

IFI governance

Analysis

The IFIs in 2007: year in review

2007 will certainly go down in the annals of the IFIs as an annus horribilis. But a bad year for the IFIs has meant a relatively good year for developing country policy space.

4 February 2008 | Review