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Social services

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

Social services

Background

The World Bank and disability

The Bank’s formal commitment to disability work began in June 2002 with the founding of the disability and development team within the social protection unit of the human development vice-presidency. The team’s primary focus is on cooperating at the international level on including the disabled in development.

23 November 2006 | Inside the institutions

Social services

Background

The World Bank and youth

World Bank and its work on youth

11 September 2006 | Inside the institutions

Social services

News

Donors fail to ante up for Bank bird flu efforts

According to a June Bank report, a mere $286 million out of the originally pledged $1.9 billion has been committed for avian flu preparedness.

19 June 2006

Social services

Background

The World Bank and ageing

The who, what, where and how much of the World Bank's work with the aged and pension reform.

19 June 2006 | Inside the institutions

Social services

News

Malaria experts say World Bank published false statistics, approved deadly treatments

A group of public health experts has called for an independent investigation into the World Bank's publication of "false epidemiological statistics", approval of "obsolete treatments" for a deadly strain of malaria, and failure to uphold its pledges for funding malaria control.

19 June 2006

Conditionality

News

Inflexibility on aid scale up haunts IMF fiscal conditions

The rigidity of Fund programmes is causing chafing at the collar in governments and civil society organisations in low-income countries, as the debate over the scaling up of aid rages.

19 June 2006

Social services

Background

Evaluating the impact of the PRGF: The cases of Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia

Highlights of a civil society dialogue on the IMF Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, at the World Bank spring meetings in Washington, 20 April 2006.

28 April 2006 | Minutes

Social services

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