Parliamentary scrutiny

Gender

News

UK MPs question WB governance

On 6 November the International Development Committee of the House of Commons held an evidence session on World Bank/IMF issues

17 November 2003

IFI governance

Analysis

G-7, civil society press for IMF, World Bank transparency reforms

The World Bank and the IMF have responded to complaints about their lack of transparency by issuing mountains of documentation and offering innumerable meetings and consultations. But critics are still not satisfied, pointing to the difficulty for people to find and interpret many of the documents produced, and to the opacity of the institutions’ key decision-making bodies.

29 May 2003 | Briefings

Accountability

News

High-level UN meeting debates IFI governance

On 14 April a high-level meeting of the UN Economic and Social Affairs Council (ECOSOC) was held with the World Bank, IMF and the WTO on "increased coherence, coordination and cooperation for the implementation of the Monterrey Consensus".

26 May 2003

Accountability

News

“Parliamentary Front” on IFIs

Members of the Brazilian parliament have called on their colleagues to form a parliamentary front on IFIs and the national banking system.

26 May 2003

Accountability

News

Parliamentarians’ network on WB

The fourth annual conference of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank in Athens in early March gathered 140 Members of Parliament from 67 countries.

1 April 2003

Social services

News

Short gives evidence on World Bank to UK parliamentarians

MPs on the International Development Select Committee questioned Clare Short on: debt, PRSPs, PSIA, Bank governance, social and environmental policies, privatisation of services, education and trade capacity building.

26 November 2002

Accountability

News

WB, parliamentarians meet in Switzerland

Around two hundred parliamentarians from Europe, Asia and Africa gathered in Switzerland.

24 July 2002

Conditionality

News

Ugandan MP denounces Bank/Fund prescriptions

Ugandan MP Sheila Mishembi Kawamara, at a 5 June meeting of East African legislative members, said that countries such as China, Mauritius, Vietnam and Thailand had refused to take World Bank and IMF prescriptions and their economies were thriving.

24 July 2002

Accountability

News

Indonesian MPs: write-off IMF loans

One hundred members of the Indonesian parliament wrote to the heads of the IMF and World Bank, condemning the institutions for implementing “disastrous orthodox macroeconomic policies”.

24 July 2002

Rights

News

Malawi Economic Justice Network Civil Society Briefing Issue 16

Malawi Economic Justice Network Civil Society Briefing Issue 16

25 June 2002