Search Results for: global infrastructure facility

IFI governance

News

29 September 2014

World Bank appoints remaining global practice directors

The remaining vacancies in the World Bank’s new global practices and cross cutting solutions areas, which emerged as part of the Bank’s 2013 strategy, have been filled.

Social services

Commentary

31 March 2015 | Guest comment

How will the Global Financing Facility deliver for sexual and reproductive health and rights?

The Global Financing Facility, hosted by the World Bank, aims to scale up support for sexual and reproductive health, however, concerns remain that funds may be transferred from existing programmes.

IFI governance

Background

13 October 2012 | Minutes

Think tanks: promoting local solutions, influencing global thinking

This session brought together representatives of three leading policy research organizations from Bangladesh, Tanzania and Ecuador, to share their experiences and analysis of the potential of think tanks to promote local solutions and influence global thinking.

IFI governance

News

7 February 2012

New World Bank infrastructure strategy

A World Bank infrastructure strategy update, developed because of a G20 push for more infrastructure investment, reaffirms the Bank's commitment to large-scale projects and scaled up private finance through public-private partnerships (PPPs, see Update 77), despite questions about bloated costs and development impact.

Finance

Background

20 April 2012 | Minutes

Regulating Global Capital Flows for Development

Seminar at the Brookings Institution on capital flows regulations - 19 April

Conditionality

Background

23 April 2012 | Minutes

A Global Shared Societies Agenda

Minutes meeting for A Global Shared Societies Agenda

Social services

Commentary

3 July 2012 | At Issue

Infrastructure as an asset class

A forthcoming report on private equity infrastructure funds by Nicholas Hildyard of NGO The Corner House, More than bricks and mortar, looks at the connections between infrastructure funding and international financial markets, and at the wider political project that infrastructure embodies. In this briefing, Hildyard argues that the transformation of infrastructure into an asset class has environmental and social implications far beyond what can be handled by stronger safeguards on investments.

IFI governance

Background

10 October 2012 | Minutes

Making global governance accountable: civil society experiences with 13 Institutions

This session discussed the conclusions reached on the global governance role of civil society by the Civil Society and Accountable Global Governance project.

IFI governance

Background

11 October 2012 | Minutes

Global financial regulations and their Impact on major campaigns

This event was a collegial information-sharing and strategy session to explore the linkages between financial regulations and grass roots campaigns.

Land

Background

11 October 2012 | Minutes

Halting the global land rush: protecting land rights and promoting food security

This event discussed how to invest in agriculture in a responsible way, including research on the scale of the global rush for land, and explored potential solutions to the problem, including the role that the World Bank can and must play.

Finance

News

8 April 2013

IDA 17: Back to big infrastructure, flirting with climate finance

While donors and the World Bank focus on IDA structural reform, the proposed IDA shift towards financing infrastructure and climate adaptation raises concerns over development impacts.

Land

Background

19 April 2013 | Minutes

An update and briefing on the global agriculture and food security program (GAFSP)

World Bank briefing on the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) with a particular focus on recent private sector window projects.