Gender impacts

Gender

News

Rethinking the IFIs' roles in conflict states

A new report from NGO International Alert draws lessons for the Bank's work from its experience in Burundi, Nepal and the DRC. The IMF is struggling to decide how to engage in conflict-affected states.

17 June 2008

IFI governance

News

Public campaigns to reform IDA

In Europe, Asia and the United States, civil society has campaigned for reform of the World Bank through the replenishment process of the International Development Association.

4 December 2007

IFI governance

News

Gender practice fails to live up to commitments

US NGO Gender Action has published three papers illustrating the gulf between the IFIs' stated commitment to gender equality and the actual gender dimension of their investments.

5 October 2007

Land

Analysis

Concerns e-voiced: WDR on 'agriculture for development' in consultation process

The World Bank released a first draft of its latest World Development Report on 'agriculture for development' on 9 April.

23 April 2007 | Review

Gender

Commentary

Huge gaps in the World Bank's Gender Action Plan

The World Bank's new Gender Action Plan (GAP), aptly named Gender equality as smart economics, is tightly framed in the Bank's economic policy framework.

31 January 2007 | Guest comment

Gender

Background

The World Bank and education

brief summary of the World Bank's work and priorities in education

23 January 2006 | Inside the institutions

IFI governance

News

Development effectiveness of HIV/AIDS uneven

Summary of OED report on the Bank's response to HIV/AIDS and civil society criticisms.

21 November 2005

Environment

Background

Highlights of meeting between Tom Scholar and UK NGOS

Highlights of meeting between Tom Scholar and UK NGOS

28 June 2005 | Minutes

Environment

News

Town hall meeting between civil society and Bank Fund heads

Highlights from a meeting between Bank president Wolfensohn, Fund director Rato, South African finance minister Trevor Manuel, UK chancellor Gordon Brown, and NGOs.

5 October 2004

Gender

News

UK MPs question WB governance

On 6 November the International Development Committee of the House of Commons held an evidence session on World Bank/IMF issues

17 November 2003