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Accountability

News

World Bank’s accountability mechanisms - still a long way to go

57 CSOs highlight need for operational changes in the World Bank’s new accountability scheme to ensure its effectiveness.

4 October 2022

Accountability

Commentary

The IMF is changing and needs an independent ombudsman

The Fund's expansion of its work into the macro-stability challenges posed by pandemics, climate change, gender discrimination and inequality increases the risks that it may negatively impact communities and individuals.

21 July 2022 | Guest comment

Accountability

Analysis

Why the IFC can’t afford to squander this opportunity to get remedy right

The IFC is the only DFI that has committed to creating a remedy framework. The basic requirements of a rights-based remedy framework are already known.

21 July 2022 | Guest analysis

Accountability

Background

Strengthening Accountability in the Global Economy Project Lead (closed)

BWP seeks a project lead to manage its Strengthening Accountability in the Global Economy Project, which will seek to promote improved governance and equity at the World Bank and IMF.

1 June 2022 | Project news

Gender

News

Civil society letter to the IMF Board to call for open consultation on upcoming Gender Strategy

CSOs send an open letter to the Executive Directors of the International Monetary Fund calling for an open and robust public consultation on the IMF’s forthcoming Gender Strategy.

24 January 2022 | Letters

Rights

News

Open letter UN Human Rights Council and UN Special Rapporteur on Disability Rights, Gerard Quinn

Letter from World Bank Disabled Support Group to UN Human Rights Council and UN Special Rapporteur on Disability Rights

9 December 2021 | Letters

Accountability

Background

Financialisation and Human Rights Lead (closed)

The Bretton Woods Project is looking for a Project Manager to head up our new Human Rights and Financialisation (HRF) project.

24 January 2022 | Project news

Accountability

News

World Bank’s new Accountability Mechanism: One step forward…?

Mixed reactions on new World Bank Accountability Mechanism as civil society welcomes incorporation of dispute resolution function but is concerned about possible erosion of Inspection Panel independence.

22 September 2021

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Rights

News

4 October 2022

Will IMF Strategy for Fragile and Conflict-Affected States escape traditional focus on austerity?

The IMF’s new Fragile and Conflict-Affected States strategy has incorporated many civil society concerns, but civil society and international actors like the UN must also have input into its implementation.

Rights

News

6 April 2022

Report implicates IFC investments in human rights abuses of Uyghur and other minorities in China

New CSO research alleges that IFC investments have contributed to forced displacement and labour, detention, and other human rights violations of Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang, China.

Accountability

News

13 July 2021

Civil society calls for IFC and MIGA to build upon CAO reform

Civil society urges IFC and MIGA to act to maximise the benefits of CAO reforms

Gender

News

13 July 2021

World Bank gender-based violence mechanism raises "serious concerns"

World Bank procurement mechanism faces questions over community engagement

Accountability

News

13 July 2021

IMF faces wave of calls to suspend loan disbursements in Africa

Activists call for suspension of IMF disbursements, raising alarm about lack of accountability for several African loans.

Environment

News

10 December 2020

World Bank cancels Bisri dam project in Lebanon after years of community resistance

Environmental groups and activists claim victory after years of campaigning.

Accountability

News

10 December 2020

Delays in Inspection Panel eligibility decision in Nepal risk “irreversible damage”

Panel yet to rule on case filed in April despite receiving consultant's report.

Accountability

News

10 December 2020

New CAO vice president urged to fight for CAO independence

Civil society call on newly appointed CAO vice president to safeguard CAO’s independence and fight for full implementation of recent external review of IFC and MIGA accountability framework.