IFI Lending

Social services

Commentary

How will the Global Financing Facility deliver for sexual and reproductive health and rights?

The Global Financing Facility, hosted by the World Bank, aims to scale up support for sexual and reproductive health, however, concerns remain that funds may be transferred from existing programmes.

31 March 2015 | Guest comment

Finance

Background

World Bank trust funds

World Bank trust funds are financing arrangements through which the Bank and other donors provide development finance. This Inside the Institutions looks at the three types of Bank trust funds, including applicability of the Bank's safeguards.

31 March 2015 | Inside the institutions

Gender

News

IEG calls on World Bank for more gender integration

Independent Evaluation Group highlights lack of gender integration in World Bank social safety net projects

3 February 2015

IFI governance

Background

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

Notes of a meeting with World Bank executive director Gwen Hines in October 2014.

10 October 2014 | Minutes

Social services

Analysis

Health care for the few: the IFC’s Health in Africa initiative

New research reveals that Bank’s private sector arm, the IFC's Heath in Africa initiative is benefitting wealthy elites not the poorest.

3 February 2015 | Guest analysis

Finance

News

Eye on the prize - the Greek debt sustainability question

Despite heated debates about the consequences of Syriza’s win in Greece and the IMF's stance on debt reduction, the question of debt sustainability remains central to the country’s economic future.

2 February 2015

Social services

Analysis

The IMF’s role in the Ebola outbreak

IMF conditionalities attached to loans to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea drained health services, damaging countries’ ability to handle the recent Ebola crisis.

2 February 2015

Social services

News

Will the World Bank deliver? New fund for maternal and child health launched

A newly launched World Bank-hosted fund provides cash injection to maternal and child health services. However, questions remain about how the funds will be raised and the implications for other Bank health programmes

12 November 2014

Social services

News

World Bank: education is a "private good"

A World Bank blog about the benefits of private schooling has been contravened by a UN committee and heavily criticised by civil society

29 September 2014

Social services

News

A poor diagnosis: the World Bank’s health record

World Bank health financing benefits wealthy elites not poorest according to new IEG evaluation and Oxfam analysis

29 September 2014