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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.

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

Environment

News

5 October 2007

Competing to ‘light up’ Africa

The Bank's latest carbon reduction credentials are offset against the institution's continued funding for large-scale, grid-based energy sector loans.

IFI governance

News

5 October 2007

What will Zoellick's World Bank look like?

With an increasing number of commentators asking whether and how the World Bank can remain relevant, chief economist Francois Bourguignon unveiled a draft overview of a 'long-term strategic exercise', and the IEG released an evaluation of the Bank's work in middle-income countries.

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.

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

Analysis

12 October 2007 | Briefings

Reform of World Bank governance structures

This analytical note discusses potential governance reforms in the World Bank's governance structures, with an understanding that some reforms become more or less imperative depending on the direction of the discussions around the long-term strategic direction of the Bank.

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.

IFI governance

Analysis

19 October 2007 | Briefings

Transparency at the IMF

A guide for civil society on getting access to information from the IMF

IFI governance

News

20 October 2007

Annual Meetings 2007: Communiqués coverage

Coverage of the communiques from the G24, G7, IMFC and Development Committee at the 2007 Annual Meetings of the World Bank and IMF.

IFI governance

News

22 October 2007

World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2007

At this year's annual meetings, both the World Bank and the IMF faced serious challenges to their continued relevance and legitimacy. Observers were keen to see the tone that new heads Robert Zoellick and Dominique Strauss-Kahn would set for the institutions.