La relatora especial anterior de la ONU sobre el derecho a la educaci
The IEO has released a draft issues paper for a planned evaluation of the Fund's role in determining aid resources in sub-Saharan Africa.
A former UN special rapporteur on the right to education questions the World Bank's claim to have relinquished its support for user fees in education.
Bank freezes Chad's funds following government violation of agreement with Bank over the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline
The IMF's Independent Evaluation Office is undertaking a timely review of the Fund's role in determining aid resources in sub-Saharan Africa, examining the Fund's policy advice and programme design in these countries and its impact.
A new report from corruption watchdog Transparency International indicates that despite improved efforts by the World Bank on corruption ahead of other regional development banks, there is still a striking inconsistency between the discourse and practice of the Bank. A new US anti-corruption bill and an oil revenue agreement with Chad are the latest tests.
Civil society representatives from over twelve European countries, as well as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and a parliamentarian from Malawi, met with World Bank executive directors from the European region in what has become a staple event in the annual meetings diary.
The IMF's external relations department has spent the last two months furiously rebuffing charges that the Fund has exacerbated famine in Niger. The debate centres around the impact of structural adjustment measures and accusations that donors initially refused to allow the government to distribute free food to affected areas.
The collapse of a flagship water privatisation in Tanzania, and opposition to both a planned privatisation of the state cotton board and the completed privatisation of the state railway in Mali, highlight the continuing struggle over pressure from the Bretton Woods institutions to privatise in Africa.
The music at the farewell party for outgoing World Bank Kenya country representative Mukthar Diop…
A report released in May by UK NGO Christian Aid, documents case studies in India, Ghana and Jamaica where imposed liberalisation has ravaged local industry with devastating social impacts.
The World Bank's board of directors recently approved an investment guarantee for the US$590 million West Africa gas pipeline (WAGP)