In October UK Executive Director Stephen Pickford was called before the Treasury and International Development Select Committees for questioning by MPs.
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).
The IMF has outlined a new information policy.
A two-part TV programme giving a behind the scenes look at World Bank/IMF negotiations in Uganda has just been screened in the UK.
Andra Pradesh, India, has been the testing ground for a precedent-setting
In October the Bank Information Center held a strategy meeting for 80 people from NGOs and foundations concerned about the World Bank.
The World Bank has finished consultations on its partnership initiative to “put committed governments and their people at the centre of the development process” and agreed some action steps for the next few months.
The IMF has decided to hire a new public relations firm to bolster its battered image.
In response to the external ESAF Review, the World Bank is to collaborate with the IMF in pilot projects in Nicaragua, Vietnam, Tajikistan, Ethiopia, Cameroon and Zimbabwe over the next 12-18 months.