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.
Summary of the terms of reference of the UK National audit office's review of DfID's engagement with multilaterals
Highlights of the IFC consultation with civil society on its revision of the WBG environmental and social safeguards
Civil society meeting with the World Bank Group on the Extractive Industries Review update
Summary of key points discussed at the meeting on 20 September between Secretary of State Hilary Benn, and UK NGOs
This year's Reality of Aid report focuses on Governance and Human Rights in International Cooperation. It was produced by a global network of civil society organizations from both the north and south. The report calls for all actors in the global aid regime to entrench the discourse of human rights in international cooperation.
Civil society groups welcome the intention but not the detail of a new IMF, World Bank framework for assessing countries’ debts and their potential to take on new lending.
The Bank has released a revised draft of its controversial 1992 structural adjustment policy. Comments…
The IMF has announced the creation of a unit to work on producing Poverty and Social Impact Analysis.
The extent to which efforts to review conditionality represent a desire for better implementation rather than a fundamental re-examination of the impact of policy conditions remains unclear.