IFI governance

Analysis

Impasse at the IMF

This briefing shows that multilateral governance is at risk if long-overdue IMF quota and board reforms are not ratified.

31 March 2015 | At Issue

Social services

Commentary

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.

31 March 2015 | Guest comment

Infrastructure

Analysis

World Bank pitches mining to drive energy investment in Africa

A World Bank report calling for closer collaboration between mining and energy companies in Africa is criticised for underplaying risks and neglecting more efficient energy options for the poor.

31 March 2015 | Guest analysis

Land

Analysis

Will the World Bank get truly climate smart?

World Bank is criticised for focusing on climate-smart agriculture, including industrial approaches, instead of more sustainable agroecological approaches.

31 March 2015 | Guest analysis

Finance

Analysis

Eroding accountability? The World Bank’s lending mechanisms under review

The World Bank safeguards review leaves out key Bank lending mechanisms despite potential significant impacts, leading to questions around accountability.

31 March 2015

Gender

News

Women’s work: IFIs focus on gender inequalities

New IMF report highlights the impact of legal barriers on women’s employment, as World Bank’s message on gender equality is undermined by the absence of a gender safeguard.

31 March 2015

Social services

News

Palliative treatment? IFIs follow up on Ebola

The World Bank and IMF have announced new facilities to support countries hit by public health disasters.

31 March 2015

Rights

News

The World Bank admits serious flaws in resettlement policy

World Bank president has expressed concerns about internal findings of the Bank’s breach of its resettlement safeguards, raising further doubt about it's proposed draft safeguard framework.

31 March 2015

Environment

News

World Bank support for mining expansion criticised

Criticism of World Bank-supported mining activities in Haiti, Honduras and Armenia reveal that the Bank is still associated with controversial extractives projects.

31 March 2015

Finance

Background

World Bank trust funds

World Bank trust funds are financing arrangements through which the Bank and other donors provide development finance. This Inside the Institutions looks at the three types of Bank trust funds, including applicability of the Bank's safeguards.

31 March 2015 | Inside the institutions