Bank and Fund analysis and conditionality on "building efficient and accountable public sector institutions", including issues relating to the Bank's own frameworks for promoting good governance and reducing corruption. Includes: Corruption and anti-corruption, transparency and accountability, human rights, governance and conditionality, national-level coherence between ministries, country policy and institutional assessments (CPIA), decentralisation, legal reform, regulation/deregulation read more background...
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News||22 April 2013|
The 2013 spring meetings of the World Bank and IMF will take place from 18 to 20 April in Washington, DC. You will be able find links below to analysis of the communiqués as well as notes of some of the civil society and official meetings, as they become available. read article...
News||9 April 2013|update 85|
The World Bank's controversial Global Partnership for Social Accountability, a new mechanism for the Bank to provide financing directly to civil society organisations, opened its first call for proposals from mid February to mid March. read article...
Comment||8 April 2013|update 85|
In late February the World Bank's private sector arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) boards decided to spearhead a $4 billion dollar syndicated loan to a copper, gold and silver mine located in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. An increasing number of people believe that it is going to lead Mongolia to dependence on one product and one corporation, driving the country into deep insecurity. read article...
News||3 April 2013|update 85|
French police searched the Paris apartment of IMF managing director Christine Lagarde in late March as part of an investigation over the way Lagarde, as French minister of finance, handled the compensation settlement of French millionaire Bernard Tapie. read article...
News||13 February 2013|update 84|
The Pakistani prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf controversially appointed his son-in-law Raja Azeemul Haq as World Bank executive director (ED) in December replacing current ED Javed Talat whose term had expired. read article...
News||12 February 2013|update 84|
The first phase of the Bank's safeguard review has been extended to mid-April with global consultations planned, including on seven emerging areas. read article...
News||12 February 2013|update 84|
The executive board of the IMF met in early February to assess Argentina's progress in addressing the quality of its statistical data on inflation and GDP. read article...
Comment||22 January 2013|update 84|
In late 2012 the World Bank announced its first lending to Burma in over 20 years. The concern among many grassroots activists, however, is that the areas to which this money will be funnelled are still in the earliest stages of the peace process, and that huge influxes of money will undermine efforts for sustainable peace. read article...
News||6 December 2012|update 83|
In September the IMF executive board praised Zimbabwe's efforts to repay its debts to the Fund and relaxed restrictions on technical assistance. read article...
Navigating complex dilemmas: the Bank on violence, conflict and peace building 16 September 2011
Africa and the making of adjustment: How economists hijacked the Bank's agenda 29 September 2008
Consolidating ideology in law?: Legal and judicial reform programmes at the World Bank 25 July 2007
Beware the big, bland wolf: The first year of Paul Wolfowitz at the World Bank 19 June 2006
BRICS lessons from Mozambique 28 March
PM appoints son-in-law to key World Bank post 15 December
Forest, trees, and woodlands in Africa 20 November
The Green Climate Fund 31 October
Who's behind the land grabs? 16 October
Statement by the Hon. Luis Arce Catacora 12 October
IMF keen to splash the cash in Egypt 14 April
'Currency wars' undermine the global economy 18 February