Transparency-WB/IMF

Rights

News

Bank assessment policies discussed

The latest issue of News and Notices for World Bank Watchers discusses World Bank social and environmental assessments and calls for a new “dynamic assessment” procedure.

11 August 2000

IFI governance

News

Back To Basics For IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) should scrap its long-term lending programmes to poor countries because it lacks competence on issues such as reducing poverty, according to a new report, The Future Role of the IMF in Development: An ODC Task Force Report, by the Overseas Development Council (ODC).

14 June 2000

IFI governance

News

Stiglitz “Appalled” At IMF Policy

Joseph Stiglitz, former World Bank chief economist, took the opportunity of the extensive media interest in the planned protests against the Bank and IMF at their Spring Meetings to launch an attack on IMF policy advice and practices.

14 June 2000

Private Sector

News

IMF Board Blocks PSI Publication

The new buzz word in the global architecture debate is PSI - Private Sector Involvement.

14 June 2000

Social services

News

India Health Review Queried

A short report Inspection or Eyewash? discusses the visit of World Bank officials to hospitals of the Punjab Health Systems Corporation (PHSC) on 8 May.

14 June 2000

Environment

News

Bank Ducks Coal India Release

After a four month delay, Asger Christensen, World Bank Task Leader for the India Coal Sector project replied to Minewatch in May saying that the Bank could not release the mid-term review of the project.

14 June 2000

Rights

News

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

News

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

News

Slovaks complain about World Bank CAS consultations

On February 17th, the World Bank Group held a public consultation on its Slovakia Country Assistance Strategy (CAS).

15 April 2000

IFI governance

News

Bank refuses demand for open reform assessment

The World Bank has refused a request from the Bretton Woods Project to allow NGOs and others to give their opinions of the successes and failures of the Bank’s Strategic Compact reform initiative.

15 April 2000