A new IEG report highlights persistent concerns with the World Bank’s monitoring and evaluation systems and ‘sluggish’ management response, and raises questions about the effectiveness of the Bank’s integration of gender within its operations.
World Bank is called to take a leadership role in reducing deforestation and promote community forest management, including through its new Forest Action Plan.
A series of reports by the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group raised further concerns over the Bank’s performance, as internal staff discontent continues.
The World Bank safeguards review leaves out key Bank lending mechanisms despite potential significant impacts, leading to questions around accountability.
Criticism of World Bank-supported mining activities in Haiti, Honduras and Armenia reveal that the Bank is still associated with controversial extractives projects.
IFC disagrees with concerns raised by CAO about its capacity to assess whether its investments through financial intermediaries have a positive development impact.
This briefing analyses the "biggest investment boom in human history", examining elements of a new public-private partnership focused infrastructure investment model, including the role of the World Bank Group.
As activists staged global protests highlighting the potential damage from new World Bank agriculture rankings, Cambodian groups expressed concerns over reports that the Bank is considering resuming loans to Cambodia.
Notes of a meeting with World Bank executive director Gwen Hines in October 2014.
Notes of a meeting on matching money and expertise at the World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2014
A World Bank blog about the benefits of private schooling has been contravened by a UN committee and heavily criticised by civil society
Sponsor: WBG (Safeguards Review Team) Panelists: Stefan Koeberle (Director, Operational Policies Country Services), Mark King…
Minutes from a World Bank sponsored event on the new World Bank Group strategy during the 2013 WB/IMF annual meetings.
The July 2013 Multilateral Aid Review reveals concerns regarding the International Development Association and the International Finance Corporation
Minutes of CSO meeting with Stewart James, UK Alternate Executive Director to the World Bank, 15 July 2013
This session examined Colombia's private sector partnerships and poverty eradication programme.