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IFI governance

News

5 October 2007

New IMF head, same legitimacy problem

French socialist Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been selected to take over as the managing director of the IMF, but he comes in on a wave of displeasure with both the undemocratic system that selected him and the strategic direction of the Fund.

Finance

Analysis

8 October 2007 | At Issue

Programme conditions, project safeguards: Quo vadis World Bank?

This briefing clarifies the landscape of programme conditions and project safeguards and what it implies for a move towards responsible lending standards.

Environment

Background

31 October 2008 | Minutes

Carbon Finance and the World Bank

World Bank funding of carbon financing

Environment

News

17 June 2008

Donor cartel undercuts finance for renewables

The World Bank and donors have finalised the design of the climate investment funds (CIFs) despite continued complaints over their governance and worries over their investment in non-renewable energy.

Gender

News

17 June 2008

Rethinking the IFIs' roles in conflict states

A new report from NGO International Alert draws lessons for the Bank's work from its experience in Burundi, Nepal and the DRC. The IMF is struggling to decide how to engage in conflict-affected states.

Infrastructure

News

17 June 2008

Agribusiness vs. food security

The causes of and remedies for the food crisis are hotly contested; how this rupture in the status quo is resolved will have decisive implications for the roles of the IFIs as well as more broadly for global food security and ecological sustainability.

Infrastructure

Background

17 June 2008 | Inside the institutions

The World Bank and transport

Given that the World Bank's primary activity in its first decades of operation was financing infrastructure projects, the fact that the transport sector is the single largest sector for Bank lending should come as no surprise. However with the prevalence of concerns about underinvestment in social sectors, transport lending was on the decline in the late 90s and early part of this century. Now the pendulum is swinging back and transport sector lending is on the rise in both the public and privat

Finance

Commentary

17 June 2008 | Guest comment

Turkey and the long decade with the IMF

In May Turkey ended its latest stand-by agreement with the IMF. To some this meant the long awaited declaration of autonomy for Turkey and the loss of the final "consumer" for the IMF. For others who adhere to the neoliberal orthodoxy, this meant the graduation of Turkey and the successful completion of the IMF programme. The reality is that neither is correct.

IFI governance

News

17 June 2008

IMF challenged on accountability, governance

A scathing report from the Independent Evaluation Office highlights the IMF's lack of transparency and accountability, but there appears to be little shareholder agreement on the IEO's conclusions and consolidation of European board representation.

IFI governance

News

17 June 2008

UN calls for human rights accountability

A UN report says the World Bank's investment arbitration facility is at odds with the protection of human rights.

Environment

Background

25 July 2008 | Minutes

Highlights: Meeting of UK NGOs with UK Alternate Executive Director to the World Bank

Meeting between UK NGOs and UK Alternate Execituve Director to the World Bank -Caroline Sergeant- on July 22, 2008.

IFI governance

News

11 August 2008

Evaluation asks what value the IFC adds

An evaluation of the World Bank's private sector lending finds that amidst overall high development outcomes, poor environmental and social performance continues to plague projects in Africa. For the first time, the evaluators look at the sensitive question of 'additionality'.