Privatisation

Conditionality

Analysis

IMF policy in the MENA region: Lessons unlearnt

New report reveals IMF policy in the MENA region has remained unchanged after the 2011 Arab uprising, despite its rhetoric for change towards inclusive growth.

18 December 2015 | Reports

Social services

Analysis

Throwing evidence to the wind? The World Bank continues pushing PPPs

The World Bank continues its strong marketing push for PPPs, despite concerns raised by IMF, IEG, civil society and the Bank’s own publications.

28 September 2015

Social services

Analysis

Lagos public water advocates call for democracy, not World Bank-supported “enlightenment”

Shayda Naficy argues that water infrastructure and distribution should be financed and managed by public entities rather than through privatisation.

25 September 2015 | Guest analysis

Infrastructure

Background

Issue overview: World Bank and energy

What’s the issue? Energy is a crucial economic sector which has a disproportionate influence on…

26 August 2015 | Issue overview

Social services

News

World Bank’s “wakeup call” on universal health

New World Bank report shows lack of access to basic health services has pushed six per cent of the global population into poverty, as the IFC continues to support private health providers.

7 July 2015

IFI governance

Background

UK civil society meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Gwen Hines

Notes of a meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Gwen Hines 25 February 2015.

16 March 2015 | Minutes

Social services

Analysis

The elephant in the classroom: the World Bank and private education providers

World Bank’s high-level support for private education providers is condemned by the UN Special Rapporteur, NGOs and academics.

6 July 2015

Social services

Commentary

Public water: the antidote to failed World Bank water policy in Lagos

The World Bank's push for water privatisation in Nigeria is harming people's access to safe, affordable water.

6 July 2015

Social services

News

A poor diagnosis: the World Bank’s health record

World Bank health financing benefits wealthy elites not poorest according to new IEG evaluation and Oxfam analysis

29 September 2014

Social services

Analysis

Going, going, gone?

IFC accused of “McDonaldisation” of education, with investment in low-fee private schools, despite evidence of negative impacts on inequality.

9 May 2014