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Ethiopia

Gender

Analysis

Learning lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic: The World Bank’s macroeconomic policies and women’s rights

This briefing argues that the Bank’s current framework for analysing the impacts of its macroeconomic policy advice on gender equality are insufficient.

29 September 2021 | Briefings

Land

Analysis

The World Bank’s investments in the Great Green Wall: A desert mirage?

World Bank commits to invest additional $5 billion in the Great Green Wall over the next five years, despite shortcomings in its existing investments in the initiative highlighted by IEG.

23 March 2021

Rights

News

Landmark report finds attacks on human rights defenders in name of 'development' on the rise

World Bank and IFC identified as key funders of projects that endanger human rights defenders.

30 July 2019

Infrastructure

News

Warming of Ethiopia-Eritrea relations puts proposed LAPSSET mega-project under microscope

Significant concerns also remain about environmental and social impacts of mega-infrastructure project partially financed by World Bank.

26 September 2018

Conditionality

Analysis

Pro-poor or anti-poor? The World Bank and IMF’s approach to social protection

Stephen Kidd critiques Bretton Woods Institutions' approach to targeted social protection systems, arguing the poor lose out the most.

28 March 2018 | Briefings

Conditionality

Commentary

Protecting the victories of the ‘IMF Spring’

The IMF's recognition of the importance of inequality is under threat. Concerns have been raised about complacency and even the reversal of the IMF's recent progress on inequality, while IMF staff continue to operationalise new policy advice on inequality in surveillance and lending programmes.

3 July 2017

Social services

Analysis

GFF falls short on family planning

Investments by the World Bank-hosted Global Financing Facility (GFF) do not reflect the family planning priorities identified by developing countries and local communities. The GFF also continues to suffer from a lack of transparency and meaningful civil society participation, raising doubts about the new mechanism’s effectiveness.

31 January 2017 | At Issue

Environment

Analysis

Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR)

Pipeline management and cancellation policies are in preparation for the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) to address funding constraints, with no funding available for new pilot countries’ projects. Questions were raised about gender impacts for a renewable energy project in Mozambique.

30 November 2016
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Other news

Environment

News

Civil society research finds World Bank over-reported adaptation finance

New report raises uncomfortable questions for World Bank leadership about the credibility of the Bank’s climate finance accounting methods.

23 March 2021

Rights

News

World Bank failed indigenous peoples in Ethiopia

A report by the World Bank’s Inspection Panel has confirmed that the Bank was non-compliant with its policies on a project in Ethiopia, including on indigenous peoples' rights.

2 February 2015

Rights

News

Update on the World Bank safeguards review

A July presentation on the safeguards review included parts of a proposed integrated framework and next steps. A July report by Human Rights Watch called on the Bank to ensure it does not contribute to human rights abuses.

4 October 2013

Rights

News

Ethiopia refuses Inspection Panel investigation

Ethiopia has said that it will not cooperate in a proposed investigation by the World Bank's accountability mechanism, the Inspection Panel (IP), into a programme linked to the Bank that according to the indigenous peoples filing the complaint led to "forced villagisation".

26 June 2013

Infrastructure

News

World Bank engaged in controversial Ethiopian dam?

In May, over 30 NGOs worldwide issued a letter telling IFIs, bilateral development agencies, and export credit agencies to stop investing in the Ethiopian hydropower project Gilgel Gibe III.

17 June 2010

Social services

Background

Evaluating the impact of the PRGF: The cases of Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia

Highlights of a civil society dialogue on the IMF Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, at the World Bank spring meetings in Washington, 20 April 2006.

28 April 2006 | Minutes

Accountability

News

Wolfensohn: African governance “polluted”

The latest soundbite from Bank president James Wolfensohn has to be read to be believed.

15 November 2004

Rights

News

Iraq and Ethiopia treatment shows debt relief double standards

The differing treatment given to Ethiopia and Iraq in debt relief suggest that geopolitical considerations are again outweighing internationally agreed criteria for fair debt cancellation.

5 April 2004
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