In October 2012, the Tunisian government submitted a draft bill to the Constituent Assembly to shape a legal and institutional framework favourable to public-private partnerships (PPP).
Minutes of an open roundtable with EDs that occurred during the 2013 spring meetings.
An early June statement from 26 social movements and NGOs in India have called the World Bank's plans for civil society consultation on the Bank's country assistance strategy (CAS) for India a "farce".
At an assembly held in Kampala in early April, IPU delegates criticised World Bank and IMF policies for being "unfair, non-transparent and ill-intentioned," and described how minimal parliamentary oversight hinders national ownership of development.
The UK House of Commons International Development Committee (IDC) has expressed concerns that “when bidding for infrastructure projects, local contractors often do not stand a chance against international bidders, partly due to rigid rules used by multilateral development banks (MDBs) such as the European Union (EU) and the World Bank. ”
The UK should not increase its contribution to IDA in the current replenishment. Instead, it should focus on achieving substantial reforms of the World Bank and IFC in key areas, including health, gender, climate and energy, and the private sector, and in radically improving the legitimacy, transparency and accountability of the institution.
Notes of a meeting between UK civil society and DFID staff.
Minutes of a meeting between UK civil society, UK World Bank Executive Director Susanna Moorehead, and DFID staff
Minutes of a meeting between UK civil society, UK IMF Executive Director Alex Gibbs, and UK Treasury staff
In December the Nigerian House of Representatives declared a $300 million loan from the World Bank invalid, because the National Assembly was not consulted before the government began negotiations for the loan.