Parliamentary scrutiny

Accountability

News

On Her Majesty’s slightly-less-secret service

While more open than previous efforts, the latest report on the IMF by the UK Treasury fails to outline positions taken by the UK in sufficient detail.

8 May 2002

Accountability

News

Parliamentary Committee enquiry on Financing for Development

The International Development Committee has agreed to conduct a short inquiry to examine selected issues relating to the Financing for Development Summit The Committee will consider the policies and practices of the Department for International Development, and the UK Government as a whole, with regard to the provision of finance for development.

25 March 2002

Accountability

News

Poverty reduction progress assessed

In September around 400 people gathered in Senegal to discuss Poverty Reduction Strategies.

2 November 2001

Infrastructure

News

Nigerians condemn IFC collaboration with Shell

Niger Delta-based organisations outraged over pending World Bank loan for a joint project with Shell Oil in Nigeria, saying IFC favours profitability over local environmental and social concerns.

18 June 2001

Accountability

News

UK parliament scrutinises IMF

In January the UK Treasury released its second Annual Report to Parliament on the Activities of the IMF.

6 February 2001

Accountability

News

World Bank relations with parliamentarians enter new phase

World Bank interactions with parliamentarians have been increasing in recent years.

6 February 2001

Accountability

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UK MPs scrutinise World Bank

UK parliamentarians held two hearings on the World Bank in November.

12 December 2000

Rights

News

Andhra protesters oppose LPG

In Hyderabad, India 20 political leaders and demonstrators were arrested for defying police orders prohibiting demonstrations during Bank President James Wolfensohn’s arrival in November.

12 December 2000

Accountability

News

Kenya MPs urge aid halt over graft

In mid-July 64 Kenyan MPs signed a statement urging the IMF and World Bank to suspend discussions on new loans to their government after a select committee report into corruption was cut, deleting the names of some politicians and civil servants.

11 August 2000

Conditionality

News

Nigerian parliament rejects IMF

In July, the Nigerian House of Representatives adopted a non-binding motion urging the federal government to suspend all activities in respect of an IMF standby loan until the conditions were made public.

11 August 2000