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A US Congress commission, which reported in March, called for major cut backs in World Bank and IMF activities.
Activists from across the US will converge in Washington to protest at the IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings.
Following last year’s review, the Bank’s NGO Team is planning new communications products and tools for civil society groups.
The World Bank was a leading organiser of a conference in early December which convened 400 researchers and heads of development think tanks to discuss ways to generate and share research to shape policies.
A Communications Strategy Needs Assessment was submitted to the World Bank’s NGO Unit in October.
In October UK Executive Director Stephen Pickford was called before the Treasury and International Development Select Committees for questioning by MPs.
The Bank’s NGO Unit has commissioned a needs assessment of communications strategies between the World Bank and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).
A refreshing new World Bank discussion paper frankly recognises that aid agencies are not cooperating effectively, and that mechanisms such as Consultative Groups and the Bank’s internal culture need to change.
Doubts about the IMF’s capacity to deal with international currency problems are mounting as the South East Asian crisis worsens despite the IMF’s bail-out efforts.