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Development Gateway

Briefing examining the rise of the "Knowledge Bank" and how the World Bank has been threatened by, and now taken advantage of, the internet. Paper originally prepared for Oxford International Conference on Education and Development, September 2001.

25 March 2002

IFI governance

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New UK ED at Bank and Fund

Tom Scholar has replaced Stephen Pickford as the UK’s Executive Director at the World Bank and IMF.

1 January 2002

IFI governance

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Tanzanian citizens marginalised in donor meeting

The Consultative Group (CG) meeting held in Tanzania in September was criticized by Tanzanian civil society organizations (CSOs) for failing adequately to involve citizens.

2 November 2001

IFI governance

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Fund must improve governance

A report commissioned by the G24 group of Southern governments has called for a revamp of the IMF’s governance structure to reflect the role played by developing countries within the global economy.

2 November 2001

IFI governance

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Positive signals on IMF evaluation

Transparency will be an important element of the IMF’s Evaluation Office (EVO), according to the new director, Montek Ahluwalia.

10 September 2001

IFI governance

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Disappointing Bank disclosure policy

A new World Bank information disclosure policy fails to respond to calls for greater transparency.

10 September 2001

Accountability

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Uruguayans file anti-corruption claim on the Gateway

Two prominent Uruguayans today filed a claim alleging “several irregularities” in the World Bank’s Development Gateway internet initiative.

10 September 2001

IFI governance

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IFI criticism intensifies ahead of meetings

After Genoa, the next stop for the global protest caravan is the Bank and Fund annual meetings in Washington DC.

10 September 2001

IFI governance

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Journalists press for transparency

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called on the World Bank to publish adjustment loan documents, Country Assistance Strategies and Board Minutes or summaries of Board discussions.

5 April 2001

Rights

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Southern African Bank watch

The Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC), based in Cape Town, South Africa, has launched a newsletter to monitor the World Bank and IMF activities in Southern Africa.

5 April 2001