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IFI governance

IFI governance

Background

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency – the Bank’s foreign direct investment insurance arm

MIGA principally provides political risk insurance for private investors undertaking foreign direct investment.

13 July 2021

IFI governance

Analysis

Development Committee communiqué analysis - Spring 2021

Analysis of the IMF and World Bank Development Commitee communiqué published on 9 April from the 2021 World Bank and IMF virtual Spring Meetings.

13 April 2021

IFI governance

Analysis

IMFC communiqué analysis – Spring Meetings 2021

Analysis of the IMFC communiqué published on 8 April from the 2021 World Bank and IMF virtual Spring Meetings.

13 April 2021

IFI governance

Analysis

G24 communiqué analysis – Spring Meetings 2021

Analysis of the G24 communiqué released on 5 April from the 2021 virtual World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings.

12 April 2021

IFI governance

Analysis

Spring Meetings 2021 Preamble: Will the IMF and World Bank meet international financing needs and break with flawed policy prescriptions?

As countries begin to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, key questions around global coordinated stimulus need to be answered by the IMF and World Bank.

31 March 2021

IFI governance

Analysis

Biden, the Bank and IMF: A break with ‘America first’ or its continued pursuit through multilateral means?

The world awaits to see whether Trump’s defeat will result in the end of the 'America First' approach and a democratisation of the IMF and World Bank and the multilateral system.

10 December 2020

IFI governance

Analysis

Annual Meetings 2020 Wrap Up: Bank and Fund struggle to implement sustainable recovery as private sector dashes hopes of debt relief progress

The rising power of the private sector has undermined debt justice and much-needed pandemic response capacity, while IFIs' calls for sustainable recovery at the Annual Meetings fall flat.

21 October 2020

IFI governance

Analysis

G20 communiqué analysis – Annual Meetings 2020

Analysis of the G20 communiqué published on 14 October from the 2020 World Bank and IMF virtual Annual Meetings.

21 October 2020

Other news

Social services

News

13 July 2021

Malpass makes World Bank a pariah with opposition to TRIPS waiver

World Bank President comes out against temporarily waiving intellectual property rights on Covid-19 vaccines

IFI governance

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

Environment

News

13 July 2021

Dutch government sued at World Bank tribunal for fossil fuel phase out plan

ICSID suit against Dutch government’s fossil phase out highlights threat to climate action posed by investor-to-state dispute settlement mechanisms

IFI governance

News

23 March 2021

New IFC managing director appointed amidst concerns over World Bank's private sector-led approach to Covid recovery

New IFC head will lead implementation of IFC 3.0.

IFI governance

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.

IFI governance

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.

IFI governance

News

10 December 2020

World Bank and IMF delay Morocco’s hosting of Annual Meetings until October 2022

Marrakesh was due to host 2021 meetings prior to announcement.

IFI governance

News

6 October 2020

Changes at the top for IFC and its accountability mechanism

IFC and CAO will undergo changes in leadership at a pivotal time for both institutions, with merit-based selection of new leaders essential.