Strategy/roles

IFI governance

News

“Declining performance” at World Bank as strategy moves forward

A leaked draft IEG report reveals declining performance trends at the World Bank, including the IFC’s financial sector lending, while the implementation of the Bank’s strategy continues with the launch of a public consultation on the new country engagement model.

31 March 2014

Rights

News

CAO finalises report into IFC’s role in Dinant, Honduras

A CAO report into the IFC's controversial role in Honduras palm oil company Dinant, has stalled with Bank management as civil society groups call for Bank president Kim to take action against the human rights abuses.

3 December 2013

Finance

News

World Bank guarantees policy reform

The World Bank publishes draft of a proposed new operational policy on guarantees.

26 February 2014

IFI governance

Background

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

24 January 2014 Attendees World Bank: Gwen Hines, UK World Bank Executive Director UK government:…

3 February 2014 | Minutes

Environment

News

Environment trust fund goals conflict with World Bank

World Bank’s involvement in the Global Environment Facility and Green Climate Fund trust funds criticised.

23 January 2014

IFI governance

Analysis

World Bank strategy: untested innovation or more of the same?

The new World Bank Group strategy moves into the implementation stage with changes to country planning and internal structure, but critics say that little will change.

23 January 2014

Finance

Analysis

The IFIs in 2013: year in review

The Bretton Woods Project review of the most important developments at the World Bank and IMF in 2013.

8 January 2014 | Review

IFI governance

Commentary

Learning from failures or repeating mistakes

Bretton Woods Project comment on President Jim Yong Kim's blog on Oxfam America challenges the Bank's emphasis on private sector development

31 October 2013 | Blog

Accountability

Analysis

A fragile solution: World Bank’s new approach to fragile and conflict affected states

World Bank launches a new approach to fragile states, accompanied by resources, including IFC investment but it remains unclear what role it will play in implementing the reforms.

3 December 2013

IFI governance

Analysis

World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2013

Bretton Woods Project coverage of the 2013 annual meetings, including links to analysis and decoding of the communiqués as well as notes of some of the civil society and official meetings, as they become available.

14 October 2013