Health

Finance

Analysis

The IFIs in 2013: year in review

The Bretton Woods Project review of the most important developments at the World Bank and IMF in 2013.

8 January 2014 | Review

Social services

Background

Is the World Bank serious about engaging CSOs and communities

Minutes from a civil society event on civil society consultations in the health sector at the WB/IMF annual meetings.

12 October 2013 | Minutes

IFI governance

Analysis

World Bank "short-sighted and cross-eyed" on fossil fuels

As the World Bank released a new report on the impacts of climate change and is due to discuss its energy focus, it defended its engagement in fossil fuels, including the Kosovo coal power plant.

26 June 2013

Social services

News

A healthy step forward? World Bank outlines vision for healthcare

Bank president Jim Yong Kim has publicly prioritised universal health coverage and education however, critics worry about increased support for private companies to deliver these services.

26 June 2013

IFI governance

Background

UK civil society meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Gwen Hines

Notes of a meeting with UK executive director to the World Bank Gwen Hines in April 2013

29 April 2013 | Minutes

Infrastructure

Background

Colombia case study: results measurement and poverty eradication

This session examined Colombia's private sector partnerships and poverty eradication programme.

23 April 2013 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

The private sector and poverty eradication

This session gave an overview on the links between private sector and healthcare provision in tackling poverty.

23 April 2013 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

From the Arab revolutions to global austerity trends

This session examined issues thrown up by the Arab revolutions, including the fiscal, monetary, tax and investment policies being considered by governments facilitating, or hindering countries in the Arab and other regions in building an inclusive economy and supporting socioeconomic recovery, the impact on public expenditure for the strengthening of education, health, and other social sectors as well as the management of chronic and high unemployment and high food and fuel prices.

22 April 2013 | Minutes

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

Rights

Background

UK civil society meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Gwen Hines

Notes of a meeting with UK executive director to the World Bank Gwen Hines in December 2012

7 January 2013 | Minutes