Transparency-WB/IMF

IFI governance

News

Bank civil society newsletter

The World Bank has re-launched its newsletter aimed at civil society groups.

5 April 2001

Environment

News

Concern on African pipeline watchdog

In early March the World Bank Group announced a special International Advisory Group (IAG) to oversee the controversial Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline project.

5 April 2001

Conditionality

Analysis

Comments on the IMF staff’s review of conditionality

Bretton Woods Project comments on the IMF’s conditionality review

5 April 2001 | Briefings

IFI governance

News

World Bank relations with parliamentarians enter new phase

World Bank interactions with parliamentarians have been increasing in recent years.

6 February 2001

IFI governance

News

Pesticide companies chat with World Bank

A closed-door meeting between CEOs of leading pesticide/biotech companies and World Bank President James Wolfensohn in early December received strong opposition from Pesticide Action Network North America and 14 other NGOs.

6 February 2001

Conditionality

News

IMF and WB conditionalities may be kept secret

As consultations on the World Bank’s disclosure policy move ahead, the Bank has taken steps which allow governments to withhold essential information to country stakeholders.

12 December 2000

IFI governance

News

IMF transparency pledges

The IMF’s Executive Board agreed to improve IMF transparency in September, including writing documents in clearer language and making them available in other languages than English.

26 October 2000

IFI governance

News

Bank information policies under scrutiny

A number of NGOs are mobilizing to input into the redrafting of the World Bank’s information disclosure policy.

26 October 2000

IFI governance

News

Post Prague

Many people are wondering what the World Bank and IMF Prague annual meetings, plus associated independent discussions and protests amounted to.

26 October 2000

Knowledge

News

WDR resignation embarrasses Bank

In late May Ravi Kanbur resigned from his position as World Development Report lead author following attempts by Bank and government officials to make him change his text.

11 August 2000