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.
Activists from across the US will converge in Washington to protest at the IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings.
Following last year’s review, the Bank’s NGO Team is planning new communications products and tools for civil society groups.
On February 17th, the World Bank Group held a public consultation on its Slovakia Country Assistance Strategy (CAS).
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.
In October UK Executive Director Stephen Pickford was called before the Treasury and International Development Select Committees for questioning by MPs.
Important changes to the IMF’s remit in the poorest countries were announced at the IMF-WB Annual Meetings in September.
A Communications Strategy Needs Assessment was submitted to the World Bank’s NGO Unit in October.
The Bank is about to start a review of information disclosure.
The Bank’s NGO Unit has commissioned a needs assessment of communications strategies between the World Bank and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).