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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

Background

26 October 2007 | Minutes

The role of low-income countries in IFI governance

Highlights of a 19 October discussion on the role of low-income countries in IMF governance at the World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2007.

IFI governance

News

26 October 2007

Reuniones anuales 2007 del Banco y el Fondo

Los miembros del personal del Banco y del Fondo, los miembros de las Juntas, y los Ministros de Desarrollo y de Finanzas estarán en Washington para las reuniones anuales del 19 al 22 de octubre.

IFI governance

Commentary

26 October 2007 | Guest comment

El Banco Mundial y el Gasoducto de África Occidental

Análisis crítico sobre el gasoducto de África Occidental, un proyecto apoyado por el Banco Mundial.

Infrastructure

Background

23 October 2007 | Minutes

Climate change and clean energy challenges and opportunities in addressing Africa's growing energy n

Highlights of a meeting at the World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2007.

Finance

News

4 December 2007

More Bank 'aid for trade'

Heads of the IFIs were in Geneva in November for a WTO conference to take stock of its aid for trade taskforce.

Private Sector

Analysis

4 December 2007 | At Issue

The International Finance Corporation: Behind the rhetoric

There is evidence that the IFC's financing of small and medium enterprises, almost all of which occurs via financial intermediaries, is under-supervised, and that direct lending is still focused on large companies in emerging market economies with questionable value-added.

Finance

Background

4 December 2007 | Inside the institutions

The IMF and financial sector reform

While the World Bank has done a lot of work on financial sector reform, the IMF is also a key actor. Since facing criticism over its lack of understanding of financial markets in the wake of the 1997 Asian financial crisis, the IMF has significantly increased its capacity for analysis of the financial sector.

IFI governance

News

4 December 2007

Ungovernable debate over Fund governance reform

With the wait for new leadership at the IMF over and the deadline for a deal on quota reform looming, the hard bargaining over power at the Fund will now begin. Still no end to European dominance of the institution is in site.

Finance

News

4 December 2007

Less carrot, more stick please

As negotiations close over donations to the World Bank's financing arm for low income countries, civil society groups have expressed disappointment over the failure to make progress on conditionality, debt sustainability, allocation or impact assessment.

Infrastructure

Background

23 October 2007 | Minutes

Low carbon, high hopes: making climate action work for development

Highlights of a 19 October meeting at the World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2007.

Environment

Background

23 October 2007 | Minutes

A dialogue with Lars Thunell, International Finance Corporation, Executive Vice President and CEO

Highlights of a 22 October civil society dialogue with Lars Thunell, International Finance Corporation, Executive Vice President and CEO.