Parliamentary scrutiny

Conditionality

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Provocative report on IMF and World Bank reforms

A US Congress commission, which reported in March, called for major cut backs in World Bank and IMF activities.

15 April 2000

Conditionality

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UK ED quizzed on UK role in Bank and Fund

In October UK Executive Director Stephen Pickford was called before the Treasury and International Development Select Committees for questioning by MPs.

15 December 1999

Accountability

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UK Parliamentarians investigate World Bank

UK MPs on the International Development Committee took evidence from Myles Wickstead, UK Alternate Director at the World Bank, plus senior DFID officials.

15 September 1999

Finance

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ESAF reforms to focus on poverty eradication

Clare Short, UK Secretary of State for International Development, has called in parliament for the reform of the IMF’s ESAF loans to make them pro-poor.

15 June 1999

Accountability

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MPs’ committee to Washington

The UK parliamentary committee on international development travelled to Washington in early November to interview World Bank, IMF and NGO staff.

15 December 1998

Accountability

News

Brazil Congress reviews IFIs

In August a Commission of the Brazilian Congress held a hearing to examine the multilateral financial institutions.

15 September 1998

Accountability

News

IDA Discussions Start

Paula Donovan, the World Bank staff member in charge of raising funds for the Bank’s soft loan arm the International Development Association (IDA), has undertaken a series of meetings designed to reassure parliamentarians and NGOs.

15 January 1998