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IFI governance

News

17 June 2008

IFC's intermediaries neglect environment: evaluation

The Independent Evaluation Group found 'high development outcomes' in approximately two-thirds of projects funded by IFC-financed financial intermediaries (FI) which serve micro, small and medium enterprises.

Knowledge

News

17 June 2008

World Bank and poverty debates (II): Poverty reduction claims vindicated?

Two new World Bank working papers have rekindled the debate over how to count the poor, with the Bank asserting that even more people have been brought out of poverty in China than had previously been estimated.

Accountability

News

26 September 2008

The World Bank and water privatisation: public money down the drain

Though the World Bank may be changing its formerly dogmatic approach to full privatisation of the water sector, key cases in Tanzania, Armenia, Zambia and India highlight that the Bank may not be learning quickly enough and that the poor may be left both without improved water and paying for botched privatisations.

Environment

Background

11 April 2008 | Minutes

Macroeconomic and fiscal implications of climate change and the policies to address it

A briefing by IMF economists at the spring meetings 2008.

IFI governance

Background

11 April 2008 | Minutes

Briefing on the World Bank's Six Strategic Themes

Minutes of a briefing by World Bank staff on the WBG's six strategic themese

Social services

News

17 June 2008

Everything old is new again: Growth Commission rediscovers the state

The Commission on Growth and Development, a group of policy makers, business leaders and scholars, has warmed to state intervention and cooled towards unfettered market-led reforms.

Environment

Background

13 April 2008 | Minutes

Towards a World Bank Group Strategic Framework on Climate Change and Development

Towards a World Bank Group Strategic Framework on Climate Change and Development

Environment

14 April 2008

World Bank and climate change, NGO briefing

Civil society meeting on the latest developments of the World Bank's involvment in climate change and energy.

IFI governance

News

15 April 2008

World Bank-IMF spring meetings 2008

At this year's spring meetings, the World Bank faced increasing opposition to its plans to tackle climate change, while the IMF was forced to admit that the lack of democracy in its governance is probably why it missed the boat on the credit crisis.

Environment

News

15 April 2008

The right to development in a climate constrained world? A presentation of the Greenhouse Developmen

At this session, Tom Anathasiou presented the Greenhouse Development Rights Framework, a climate protection framework designed to "break the impasse by expanding the climate protection agenda while safeguarding the right to a dignified level of sustainable human development".

IFI governance

News

22 May 2008

Lots of rhetoric, few specifics: DFID defends its policy on the World Bank

The UK's Department for International Development (DFID) has sheepishly defended itself in its government response to the International Development Committee's (IDC) report DFID and the World Bank.

Conditionality

News

26 September 2008

The IMF, fiscal space and development programmes

IMF programmes for low-income countries continue to restrict governments' choices of how to fund development and how to manage the trade-offs.