IFI Lending

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

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

Finance

News

IMF augments new lending facilities after earlier reviews

An IMF review of three new lending facilities has resulted in only "cosmetic" changes critics say.

29 September 2014 | Update

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

Rights

Analysis

Conflict-affected states, IFC’s final frontier

The IFC is set to expand operations in fragile and conflict-affected states such as Burma, despite indications that systemic problems identified in Honduras persist.

29 September 2014

Finance

Analysis

Where is the public in PPPs? Analysing the World Bank’s support for public-private partnerships

A review of the World Bank’s support for public-private partnerships by the Independent Evaluation Group reveals a lack of proven poverty impacts.

29 September 2014

Environment

News

IFC criticised over Peruvian mine investment

IFC’s accountability mechanism has criticised a series of errors in IFC’s social and environmental risk management of its Peruvian Quellaveco mine investment.

29 September 2014

IFI governance

News

Accountability mechanism strongly criticises IFC loan to Honduran bank

An audit by the IFC’s accountability mechanism says the IFC failed to adequately address environmental and social risks when it approved a $70 million loan to Honduran bank Ficohsa.

13 August 2014