Health

Rights

News

World Bank to “pick its battles” on LGBT rights

The World Bank's April spring meetings saw its first involvement with LGBT rights creating controversy in the media and civil society.

9 May 2014

Social services

Background

Ensuring the Bank’s investment in and prioritisation of reproductive health up to 2015 and beyond

Sponsors: International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), White Ribbon Alliance, WBG (Health, Nutrition and Population Division)…

9 April 2014

Social services

Commentary

Bad aid

A health public-private partnership is starving Lesotho's public health services of resources, affecting rural communities, where death rates are rising.

9 May 2014 | Guest comment

Private Sector

Commentary

Can development really be delivered by investing in private banks?

In a new blog the Bretton Woods Project highlights the Bank's increasing investment in financial intermediaries at the expense of education and health

11 April 2014 | Blog

Social services

News

World Bank’s Burma spending spree

The World Bank has announced big spending programmes in health, electricity and telecoms in Burma, however, critics point to its failure to protect human rights or consult properly with civil society.

27 February 2014

Social services

News

World Bank health initiative “trampling on the dignity and needs of people”

World Bank report on health prevention criticised for ignoring evidence and theory.

23 January 2014

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

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

Accountability

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