World Bank private sector work; the privatisation of state-owned enterprises, and Involvement of transnational corporations in IFI projects. Includes: Work of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) / Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) / International Court for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Private sector development strategy, privatisation of services, corporate social responsibility, TNC involvement. read more background...
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Letter||17 May 2013|
Thank you for your email letter addressed to Dr. Jim Kim, President of the World Bank Group, dated 12th March 2013, and your clarifying email of 27th March, relating to IFC investments in the financial sector. In this regard, following Dr Kim's response to you, he has asked us to provide a detailed response to your messages. read article...
Notes of IFC-CSO discussion of CAO financial markets audit Notes of a meeting from 19 April 2013
Minutes||17 May 2013|
IFC has responsed to a letter from a number of NGOs sent to President Kim. These notes are from a 19 April 2013 meeting at IFC headquarters in Washington DC. read article...
Minutes||29 April 2013|
Notes of a meeting with UK executive director to the World Bank Gwen Hines in April 2013 read article...
Climate Investment Funds Monitor 7 April 2013
Briefing||25 April 2013|
The Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) are financing instruments designed to pilot low-carbon and climate-resilient development through the multilateral development banks (MDBs). They are comprised of two trust funds - the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF). read article...
Doing Business at the crossroads: ten years Spring meetings side event at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
Minutes||25 April 2013|
Spring meetings side event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies on 19 April 2013 read article...
Working paper: The private sector and climate change adaptation International Finance Corporation investments under the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience
Briefing||24 April 2013|
This paper looks at PPCR projects implemented under the World Bank's private sector lending arm, the International Finance Corporation, highlighting important questions concerning the design, implementation and operation of projects financed from public climate funds using private sector actors. In summary, the analysis suggests that the integration of private sector projects into national planning processes and strategies is crucial. read article...
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||22 April 2013|
Coverage of the communiqués from the G24, G20, IMFC and Development Committee at the 2013 spring meetings of the World Bank and IMF. read article...
Minutes||22 April 2013|
This session examined issues thrown up by the Arab revolutions, including the fiscal, monetary, tax and investment policies being considered by governments facilitating, or hindering countries in the Arab and other regions in building an inclusive economy and supporting socioeconomic recovery, the impact on public expenditure for the strengthening of education, health, and other social sectors as well as the management of chronic and high unemployment and high food and fuel prices. read article...
Minutes||19 April 2013|
World Bank briefing on the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) with a particular focus on recent private sector window projects. read article...
Climate Investment Funds Monitor 7: April 2013 25 April 2013
Working paper: The private sector and climate change adaptation: International Finance Corporation investments under the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience 24 April 2013
Climate Investment Funds Monitor 6: October 2012 26 October 2012
Infrastructure as an asset class: Financing development or developing finance? 3 July 2012
Climate Investment Funds Monitor 5: April 2012 1 May 2012
IFC jobs study 14 January
IFC and job creation 14 January
Doing Business panel consultation 1 January
'A useless sham' 23 December