Parliamentary scrutiny

Knowledge

News

UK cuts through World Bank spin on conditionality

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.

11 August 2005

Knowledge

News

UK National audit office undertakes a review of DfID's engagement with multilaterals

Summary of the terms of reference of the UK National audit office's review of DfID's engagement with multilaterals

14 July 2005

Conditionality

News

Parliamentarians go to Washington to demand greater oversight

Parliamentarians from eight countries travelled to Washington for the Bank-Fund spring meetings to present the…

13 June 2005

Accountability

Background

UK NGO meeting with executive director Tom Scholar: uncorrected highlights 4 April 2005

Minutes of Spring meeting with Tom Scholar and UK NGOs in London

28 April 2005 | Minutes

Social services

Background

IMF in low-income countries

Chaired by Mark Plant, head of PDR The spring meetings were quiet on this issue…

22 April 2005 | Resource

Accountability

News

Parliamentarians demand World Bank and IMF respect their authority

The international parliamentarians' petition will be launched at the spring meetings. The petition demands that…

10 April 2005

Environment

News

Baku Ceyhan pipeline under scrutiny

The Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline has come under renewed scrutiny just over one year after receiving…

22 November 2004

Conditionality

News

UK MPs hold hearing on World Bank, IMF

In November the UK International Development Committee held its annual evidence session on the World Bank and IMF, questioning the UK government on issues including conditionality and parliamentary scrutiny of national development strategies.

15 November 2004

Environment

Background

Meeting between UK NGOs and Secretary of State, Hilary Benn

Summary of key points discussed at the meeting on 20 September between Secretary of State Hilary Benn, and UK NGOs

8 October 2004 | Minutes

Environment

News

Town hall meeting between civil society and Bank Fund heads

Highlights from a meeting between Bank president Wolfensohn, Fund director Rato, South African finance minister Trevor Manuel, UK chancellor Gordon Brown, and NGOs.

5 October 2004