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UK Government

Finance

Analysis

Public-private partnerships: The global debt iceberg?

Despite their popularity, PPPs have a very bad track record of delivering cost-effective investment for governments, and pose additional and serious problems by reducing transparency and accountability.

29 June 2016 | Guest analysis
Bridge International Academy in the Nairobi slum of Mukuru kwa Njenga. Photo credit: Frederic Courbet for NPR

Social services

News

IFC pushed private education investment model criticised by UN

Two UN committees and a special rapporteur have questioned development aid funding going to private education, including through IFC supported Bridge International Academies.

29 June 2016

Social services

Commentary

World Bank funded private schools in Pakistan

Pakistan’s education system has recently received enormous global attention however the increase in World Bank-backed investment in low cost private schools threatens to undermine recent government moves and the campaign to provide all children with free compulsory education.

2 December 2013

IFI governance

Analysis

Memorandum to the International Development Committee

In written evidence submitted to the UK parliament's International Development Committee, we argue that further reform of the World Bank is needed.

26 June 2013 | Briefing

IFI governance

Background

The UK's role in the World Bank and IMF

This page outlines the structure of the UK government's interaction with the World Bank and the IMF. It provides contact information for the appropriate staff at the Department for International Development and HM Treasury who deal with the Bretton Woods institutions

13 March 2013

IFI governance

Background

IMF consultation on the 2011 review of conditionality

Minutes from a 4 May 2011 consultation in London between civil society organisations and IMF staff.

13 May 2011 | Minutes

IFI governance

News

UK reviews of World Bank paint a mixed picture

The UK government's review of multilateral aid endorsed the World Bank, despite identifying major institutional weaknesses.

7 April 2011

UK

News

UK complacent about World Bank failings

In its annual report, the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) highlighted serious weaknesses in the World Bank's work on gender and crisis response, but overlooked failings on health, climate impacts and governance reform.

26 April 2010
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Other news

Rights

News

Calls for the World Bank to suspend funding to Honduras amid continued human rights concerns

Civil society responds to World Bank president Jim Yong Kim statement on human rights abuses and displacement by calls for the World Bank to suspend funding to Honduras amid continued human rights concerns.

29 June 2016

Rights

Background

UK civil society meeting with Minister of State Desmond Swayne

Notes from a meeting on 7 September 2015 between the Minister of State of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and civil society representatives, focusing on the World Bank's safeguards review.

20 November 2015 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

UK civil society meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Gwen Hines

Wednesday 25 June 2014 22 Whitehall, London   Attendees: World Bank: Gwen Hines, UK Executive…

1 July 2014 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

UK civil society meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Gwen Hines

Wednesday 2 April 2014 22 Whitehall, London Attendees: World Bank: Gwen Hines, UK Executive Director…

5 June 2014 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

UK civil society meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Gwen Hines

24 January 2014 Attendees World Bank: Gwen Hines, UK World Bank Executive Director UK government:…

3 February 2014 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

UK civil society meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Gwen Hines

The Bretton Woods Project convenes meetings with World Bank and IMF executive directors (EDs) several times a year. On 17 September the Project and civil society representatives met with Gwen Hines, the UK World Bank ED. Here are the notes from the meeting.

4 October 2013 | Minutes

Infrastructure

Background

Civil society meeting with Stewart James, UK Alternate Executive Director to the World Bank

Minutes of CSO meeting with Stewart James, UK Alternate Executive Director to the World Bank, 15 July 2013

16 September 2013 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Civil society meeting with Steve Field, UK IMF Executive Director

Minutes of CSO meeting with Steve Field UK IMF Executive Director, 9 April 2013

30 May 2013 | Minutes
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