Kenya

Social services

Analysis

Health care for the few: the IFC’s Health in Africa initiative

New research reveals that Bank’s private sector arm, the IFC's Heath in Africa initiative is benefitting wealthy elites not the poorest.

3 February 2015 | Guest analysis

Rights

News

Inspection Panel finds World Bank did not apply safeguards on Kenya forest project

The World Bank board has approved the action plan in response to the Inspection Panel report on the Kenya Sengwer case. The Sengwer indigenous community welcomed the action plan but demanded recognition of their status as "custodians" of the Embobut forest.

18 November 2014

Environment

Analysis

Clean Technology Fund (CTF)

Clean Technology Fund (CTF) funding approvals continue to rise, including private sector projects for geothermal energy. Revisions for investment plans were approved for Nigeria and the MENA region, with Libya added as a new country.

12 November 2014

Environment

Analysis

Scaling up Renewable Energy Program (SREP)

Fourteen new countries were accepted to the Scaling up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP). Programme implementation continues to be slow, with expected co-financing often dropped.

12 November 2014

IFI governance

Background

Matching money and expertise: ensuring conflict sensitivity is top of the agenda for the bank's fragile state financing

Notes of a meeting on matching money and expertise at the World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2014

9 October 2014

IFI governance

Background

CSO land rights and resettlement

Notes of a meeting with CSOs on land rights and resettlement at the World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2014

7 October 2014

Social services

News

A poor diagnosis: the World Bank’s health record

World Bank health financing benefits wealthy elites not poorest according to new IEG evaluation and Oxfam analysis

29 September 2014

Social services

Analysis

Going, going, gone?

IFC accused of “McDonaldisation” of education, with investment in low-fee private schools, despite evidence of negative impacts on inequality.

9 May 2014

Accountability

Background

CSOs - Inspection Panel meeting and discussion

Q: How do you train the board? Organise orientation of new Board members, are often…

10 April 2014 | Minutes

Rights

News

World Bank accused of resettlement “cultural genocide”

A series of high-profile eviction cases in Kenya, Nigeria and Cambodia has exposed the World Bank’s failure to protect the human rights of communities supposed to benefit from its projects, prompting widespread international condemnation.

31 March 2014

Private Sector

News

Shopping mall Shangri-La: IFC’s lending for luxury

IFC investments in luxury hotels and shopping malls highlight projects with weak development outcomes.

27 February 2014

Conditionality

Analysis

IMF conditionality and its discontents

A new study shows a significant worldwide pattern of protests targeting the IMF, reflecting the increase in IMF influence through loan programmes with austerity conditions attached and indirect pressure on governments.

23 January 2014