Middle East & North Africa

Accountability

News

IMF loan to Egypt branded as "odious"

Social movement Popular Campaign to Drop Egypt's Debts has spoken out against Egypt's military government agreeing to a $3.2 billion IMF loan.

7 February 2012

Environment

Analysis

Climate Investment Funds Monitor 4

The Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) are financing instruments designed to pilot low-carbon and climate-resilient development through the multilateral development banks (MDBs). They are comprised of two trust funds - the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF).

27 October 2011 | Briefings

Finance

News

Arab civil society rejects IFI involvement

In late June the Egyptian Ministry of Finance turned down a $3 billion loan package from the IMF, citing the rejection as a response to "public debate".

14 September 2011

Land

News

Red-Dead sea plan in hot water

Three civil society groups have filed a complaint with the World Bank's Inspection Panel, its complaint mechanism, over the Bank's feasibility study for a project to channel water from the Red Sea to replenish the Dead Sea.

13 September 2011

Environment

Commentary

World Bank's Africa strategy remains rutted in comfort zone

A critical analysis of the World Bank's new strategy for Africa

14 June 2011 | Guest comment

Social services

News

Rehash of failed policies for Arab states?

As revolutionary movements sweep the Arab world, the World Bank and the IMF have taken a lead in international economic engagement in the Middle East and North Africa region. But critics have warned of the dangers of locking transitional governments into long-term loans with economic conditionalities that may perpetuate the flawed development model that contributed to the crisis in the first place.

13 June 2011

Environment

News

Bank seeks business in Middle East unrest

Staff at the World Bank's political insurance arm greeted unrest in the Middle East and North Africa as a business opportunity, amid criticisms that IFI policies had fuelled the crises.

7 April 2011

Infrastructure

Analysis

Climate Investment Funds Monitor 3

The Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) are financing instruments designed to pilot low-carbon and climate-resilient development through the multilateral development banks (MDBs). They are comprised of two trust funds - the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF).

4 February 2011 | Briefings

Rights

News

FMI: Amenazado el crecimiento palestino

El FMI está preparando un informe para defender su posición afirmando que no será posible sostener el 6.8 por ciento de tasa de crecimiento en Cisjordania si Israel no levanta sus restricciones sobre las inversiones palestinas públicas y privadas.

30 June 2010

Land

News

Egyptian NGO appeals against Bank project

The $145 million World Bank 'West Delta' project has come under fire. Egyptian NGO, Land Centre for Human Rights (LHCR) has filed an appeal on behalf of farmers in the Egyptian delta and they want to change the course of the planned irrigation scheme.

20 November 2009

Social services

News

World Bank caught between Red and Dead Sea

The World Bank has been involved in administering a $16.7 million fund for a feasibility study and environmental and social assessment (ESA) of the highly controversial Red Sea-Dead Sea canal

22 September 2009

IFI governance

News

Bank hired in Israel without bidding process

The World Bank was awarded a $500,000 contract to examine the Israeli Electricity Corporation's financial condition with no bidding process. If this were a Bank-funded project, such a procedure would not be allowed.

22 September 2009