El Comité Selecto de la Tesorería (The Treasury Select Committee), el cual sirve como el mecanismo parlamentario de rendición de cuentas para la Tesorería del Reino Unido y sus interacciones con el FMI, ha tomado evidencia de ONGs, del Gobernador Mervyn King y del Canciller Gordon Brown sobre el papel del FMI en la economía global.
Una serie de suspensiones de préstamos e investigaciones internas tiene a todos en el Banco Mundial hablando sobre la corrupción. A pesar de las movidas de alto perfil del Presidente Paul Wolfowitz, las raáces de la corrupción: funcionarios oficiales mal pagados, la aceptación del soborno por los grandes negocios, y el dinero sucio, continúan sin ser solucionadas.
A series of loan suspensions and internal investigations has everyone at the World Bank talking about corruption; despite high-profile moves by president Paul Wolfowitz, the root causes of corruption - underpaid civil servants, an acceptance of bribery by big business, and dirty money - remain largely unaddressed.
Argentine NGO CEDHA has filed a complaint to the IFC's Compliance Advisor Ombudsman on a pulp and paper mill project in Uruguay.
Parliamentarians were in Washington in September for the WB-IMF annual meetings to press the demands of the International Parliamentarians’ Petition while the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank has finally started to assert its independence from the World Bank.
The UK all-party committee on international development held its evidence session on the annual meetings of the World Bank and IMF in October, with evidence heard from the Bretton Woods Project and the Rainforest Foundation, secretary of state for international development Hilary Benn, and representatives of the Treasury.
Bold statements made by the UN special rapporteur on the right to food argue that international law is binding on organisations such as the World Bank, IMF and WTO.
The sixth annual conference of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank will be held 21 - 23 October in Helsinki, Finland.
Elected representatives from Indonesia, Ghana, Malawi and Mexico will be travelling to Washington for the annual meetings to press the points raised by the International Parliamentarians' Petition.
The business-as-usual findings emerging from a Bank review of conditionality released late July have been challenged by the British government and are contradicted by the findings of a study by Irish NGO Debt and Development Coalition.