The International Financial Corporation is still out of compliance more than 6 months after findings by the Office of Compliance, Advisor/Ombudsman (CAO) found it to have disregarded its own regulation of toxic chemical emissions at Karachaganak Oil and Condensation Field in Western Kazakhstan.
Meeting between UK NGOs and UK Alternate Execituve Director to the World Bank Caroline Sergeant on 5 September 2008.
While falling short of claiming that the World Bank and the IMF cause people to die, a massive study on the social determinants of health by the World Health Organisation and another on tuberculosis treatment in Eastern Europe each fault the IFIs for exacerbating inequality in access to health care.
In early March Turkish unions conducted a two hour "warning strike" to protest against IMF-supported plans for pension plan and health insurance reform.
In the last five years the global system for channelling development finance to the health sector has changed radically, causing the Bank to seriously re-examine its role in health finance. This article covers the who, what, where and how much of the World Bank's work with in the health sector.
Highlights of a 13 February 2008 UK NGO workshop discussing elements of the World Bank's long-term strategic review.
Highlights of NGO meeting with alternative executive director to the World Bank, Caroline Sergeant
In a December report financed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) estimates that over the next decade $25 to $30 billion will be needed to meet the needs of Africa's health care and announced that it will coordinate $1 billion, in equity investments and loans to finance private sector health provision in Sub-Saharan Africa
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.
Highlights of a 20 October meeting hosted by the FES Foundation on global public goods, at the World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2007.