Transparency-WB/IMF

IFI governance

News

Treasury Committee supports UK transparency

The UK should be more transparent about the decisions it takes at the IMF recommends the UK’s Treasury Committee in its February 2000 report on the IMF.

15 April 2000

IFI governance

News

Doubts about chief economist appointment

Nick Stern, professor at the London School of Economics and former chief economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will succeed Joseph Stiglitz as World Bank chief economist.

15 April 2000

Rights

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Washington focus for globalisation protests

Activists from across the US will converge in Washington to protest at the IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings.

15 April 2000

IFI governance

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New Bank-NGO communications outputs

Following last year’s review, the Bank’s NGO Team is planning new communications products and tools for civil society groups.

15 April 2000

IFI governance

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Bank communication report

A Communications Strategy Needs Assessment was submitted to the World Bank’s NGO Unit in October.

15 December 1999

Conditionality

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UK ED quizzed on UK role in Bank and Fund

In October UK Executive Director Stephen Pickford was called before the Treasury and International Development Select Committees for questioning by MPs.

15 December 1999

Conditionality

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IMF takes on poverty mandate

Important changes to the IMF’s remit in the poorest countries were announced at the IMF-WB Annual Meetings in September.

15 December 1999

IFI governance

News

Access to Bank documents under review

The Bank is about to start a review of information disclosure.

15 September 1999

Rights

News

Bank/NGO communications strategy assessed

The Bank’s NGO Unit has commissioned a needs assessment of communications strategies between the World Bank and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).

15 September 1999

Rights

News

IMF transparency improved

The IMF has outlined a new information policy.

15 June 1999