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IFI governance

News

5 October 2007

Questioning the IFC's impact "without embarrassment"

In August, the World Bank's Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) released its evaluation of the development results of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), finding that of the 627 projects surveyed, 59 per cent are claimed to have achieved a high development rating.

IFI governance

Analysis

25 July 2007 | At Issue

Consolidating ideology in law?

The World Bank has vastly increased the resources it commits to good governance, with a large portion of that going to a complex and under-researched area: legal and judicial reform. Researcher Victoria Harris explores how the Bank uses such reforms to cement in place its preferred market-based development paradigm.

Finance

News

10 August 2007

Fund loosens the aid noose … but just a little

After reviews of its engagement with low-income members the IMF is in the process of redesigning its programmes, but its recent changes on dealing with aid inflows have not satisfied critics of the Fund's inflexibility in allowing the scaling up of social spending.

Accountability

Background

20 September 2007 | Minutes

London consultation on the implementation plan of the World Bank's Governance and Anti-Corruption (G

Highlights of a consultation on the implementation plan of the World Bank's Governance and Anti-Corruption strategy, held in London 19 September 2007.

Environment

Background

5 October 2007 | Minutes

Highlights of BWI-UK network meeting with Douglas Alexander

Highlights of a 4 October meeting between NGOs in the BWI-UK network and secretary of state for international development, Douglas Alexander, addressing IFI strategic reviews, aid effectiveness, clean energy/climate change and a number of other issues.

Accountability

Background

5 October 2007 | Inside the institutions

The World Bank and financial sector reform

Financial sector reform constitutes a major area of work for the World Bank.

IFI governance

News

5 October 2007

Deforestation and double standards

As the Bank prepares to launch its Forest Carbon Partnership Facility forestry experts fear that this framework will benefit industrial scale logging.

Environment

Commentary

5 October 2007 | Guest comment

The World Bank and the West Africa Gas Pipeline Project

A critical analysis of the the World Bank-supported West Africa Gas pipeline, by Michael Karipko of Environmental Rights Action, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

IFI governance

News

5 October 2007

World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2007

Members of staff of the Bank and Fund, board members, development and finance ministers will be in Washington for the annual meetings, 19 - 22 October.

Accountability

News

5 October 2007

World Bank breaks silence on odious debt

The World Bank released a paper on 'odious debt' in September following months of silence, adding to a growing number of initiatives examining the concept.

Accountability

News

5 October 2007

What steps will the World Bank take to combat corruption?

With the release of an action plan for tackling corruption and an independent review of the anti-corruption unit, the issue remains high on the World Bank's agenda.

IFI governance

News

5 October 2007

New staff at Inspection Panel

In September Roberto Lenton of Argentina started at the Inspection Panel