Poverty analysis

IFI governance

Background

Notes of meeting between UK Executive Director to World Bank and Civil Society Groups

Civil society organisations met UK Executive Director to the World Bank and staff from the Department for International Development to discuss water, the Bank's private sector approach, health and nutrition, safeguards review and energy strategy.

15 September 2011 | Minutes

Finance

News

Bank upgrade of Zambia fails to impress

The World Bank's reclassification of Zambia from low-income country to lower middle-income country has been hailed as an economic achievement by Zambia's president Rupiah Banda, but is less celebrated in other quarters.

14 September 2011

Finance

News

UK announces priorities for World Bank

In August the UK released its priorities for reform of the World Bank.

14 September 2011

Knowledge

News

IFC hotel investment: "corporate welfare"

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank's private sector arm, has come under fire for approving a $26 million loan to Saudi Arabian prince Al-Waleed bin Talal to build a luxury hotel in Ghana.

13 September 2011

Knowledge

News

Outcry over World Bank role in Indian policy review

A June public statement by more than 70 NGOs, social movements and universities from across India opposes the Indian government's decision to commission the Bank to review anti-poverty schemes in the country, including the Public Distribution System (PDS), a subsidised national food security scheme.

13 September 2011

Finance

News

World Bank admits failures in East Timor

In April the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), the Bank's arms-length evaluation body, released a critical report assessing Bank operations in East Timor from 2000 to 2010.

14 June 2011

IFI governance

News

IEG faults IFC poverty focus

An April report by the Bank’s arms-length evaluation unit faults the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Bank’s private sector arm, for failing to pay attention to how its promotion of private sector growth impacts the poor.

14 June 2011

IFI governance

News

World Bank launches new Africa strategy

In March, the World Bank launched its new Africa strategy, outlining three main areas in which it will focus its operations: competitiveness and employment, vulnerability and resilience of citizens, and governance and public sector capacity.

5 April 2011

Knowledge

Background

Post MDG Summit

Notes of the seminar of annual meetings 2010

11 October 2010 | Minutes

Conditionality

Background

Civil Society Townhall Meeting with Robert Zoellick and Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Notes of the seminar of annual meetings 2010

8 October 2010 | Minutes