Parliamentary scrutiny

Accountability

News

Rebuke for UK's WB love affair

UK parliamentarians have reprimanded the Department for International Development for its decision to hand over a 50 per cent increase in funding for the World Bank without sufficient analysis of whether or not this is good value for money.

1 April 2008

IFI governance

News

Parliamentary committee scolds DFID for its World Bank infatuation

The UK's International Development Committee has sharply reprimanded the Department for International Development for its decision to hand over a fifty per cent increase in funding for the World Bank without sufficient analysis of whether or not this is good value for money.

5 March 2008

Accountability

News

PNoWB selects new chair

The board of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank met in France in June to elect their new chair, Betty McCollum, Democratic Congresswoman from the United States.

5 October 2007

IFI governance

News

Italian Senate passes IFI oversight act

An act of the Italian Senate on participation in replenishment of international funds and banks, approved by the Foreign Affairs Committee in July, commits the government review to credit mechanisms to include indicators of a country's capacity to achieve the MDGs, end support for water privatisation, advocate an end for fossil fuel support, and report on positions taken by the Italian representatives at the IFIs.

5 October 2007

Environment

Background

Highlights of BWI-UK network meeting with Douglas Alexander

Highlights of a 4 October meeting between NGOs in the BWI-UK network and secretary of state for international development, Douglas Alexander, addressing IFI strategic reviews, aid effectiveness, clean energy/climate change and a number of other issues.

5 October 2007 | Minutes

Accountability

News

World Bank breaks silence on odious debt

The World Bank released a paper on 'odious debt' in September following months of silence, adding to a growing number of initiatives examining the concept.

5 October 2007

Accountability

News

UK Treasury to focus on IMF surveillance

In its annual report to parliament about the UK and the IMF, the UK Treasury's most ambitious goal for 2007 is a revision of the IMF's surveillance framework.

2 July 2007

IFI governance

News

Spanish parliamentary oversight of IFIs

On 30 May, the Spanish parliament approved a motion requiring the executive to report annually on Spanish positions adopted at the World Bank and IMF.

2 July 2007

Land

News

Parliamentarians on World Bank

The seventh annual conference of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank was held in Cape Town in March.

2 April 2007

IFI governance

Background

Global Transparency Initiative (GTI) - regional launch

This is a summary of the Global Transparency Initiative (GTI) regional launch held at Westminster on the 2nd of November 2006.

15 November 2006 | Minutes