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News

26 September 2008

The World Bank and IMF response to the food crisis

Although conditions attached to food and fuel crisis lending are somewhat lighter, the Bank and the Fund should turn the crisis into an opportunity to learn that finance can be granted without the usual strings attached.

IFI governance

Commentary

9 October 2008 | Statement

European NGO statement on Bank governance reform

European governments, who hold eight chairs and have over 30% of the vote at the Bank, have a special responsibility to push for reform. We, the undersigned organisations, call upon our European governments to back a progressive proposal for transformation of the World Bank that includes the key reforms below.

Environment

Background

9 October 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 5 September 2008.

Conditionality

Background

11 October 2008 | Minutes

Combating tax flight: ending evasion and reducing avoidance

Norway, Germany, IMF, WOrld Bank and experts discuss tackling tax evasion and capital flight.

IFI governance

News

12 October 2008

World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2008

At this year's annual meetings, the focus will of course be on the financial crisis gripping the rich countries of the world. Questions remain as to whether important issues around the World Banks role in climate change and its even governance structure will get the attention they deserve.

IFI governance

News

12 October 2008

Annual meetings 2008: Communiqués coverage

Coverage of the communiqu

Rights

Background

14 October 2008 | Minutes

Resettlement, the IFIs, and Equator Principles: Research and Action

Workshop at World Bank annual meetings (8 October 2008), sponsored by Bank Information Center (BIC), International Network on Displacement and Resettlement (INDR), International Accountability Project (IAP).

Finance

News

30 October 2008

UK seminar: A coherent civil society response to the financial crisis

On 28 October, more than 40 representatives of NGOs, development organisations, labour unions, think tanks, academia and the media came together in London to discuss how to take forward demands for a fundamental redesign of the international financial system. The main themes for the day were about creating a system that works to improve people's live, reduce poverty, and protect the environment.

IFI governance

News

6 October 2008 | Letters

Civil society letter on IMF review of lending instruments, facilities, and policies

A letter to IMF EDs and finance ministers about the need to rethink the IMF's role in low-income countries and end the PRGF. It is a global sign-on letter.

Accountability

Background

26 September 2008 | Inside the institutions

IFC advisory services

The advisory services (AS) department of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, has grown rapidly since its establishment in 1986 and is seen by the IFC as one factor that distinguishes them from other financiers.

Knowledge

News

29 September 2008

World Bank new poverty estimates: more confusing than ever

The World Bank finally published a new count of the extreme poor worldwide at end-August. As expected the new figures are fuelling the ongoing debate on poverty estimates.

Rights

News

26 September 2008

The Bank of the South: the search for an alternative to IFIs

Despite the political victory of transformative forces in South America, differences of opinion over the direction of the Bank of the South, a new regional development bank, may slow progress towards developing an autonomous alternative to the World Bank and IMF-dominated international financial architecture.