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.
As the World Bank consultation on its new gender strategy closes, NGOs shareholders criticise the Bank's approach.
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.
World Bank trust funds are financing arrangements through which the Bank and other donors provide development finance. This Inside the Institutions looks at the three types of Bank trust funds, including applicability of the Bank's safeguards.
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.
A review of the World Bank’s support for public-private partnerships by the Independent Evaluation Group reveals a lack of proven poverty impacts.
Indigenous peoples have been evicted from their forests by a conservation project in Kenya funded by the World Bank. The Bank is currently drafting a new forests action plan.
A new World Bank Group strategy will be signed off at the 2013 annual meetings. It prioritises greater use of the private sector and “transformational engagements”, but criticisms continue over the Bank’s desire to tell countries what to do.
A report by the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group has criticised the Bank’s track record in rating the risks of development policy loans.
The World Bank's delayed forest action plan is expected to be open for stakeholder comments for two weeks during the autumn.
Panelists: Caroline Heider (Director-General Evaluation and Senior Vice President, IEG, World Bank Group), Edith Jibunoh…
Independent Evaluation Group highlights lack of gender integration in World Bank social safety net projects
In November 2013 the World Bank board approved a proposed new framework on procurement for its clients.
Minutes from a side event with the World Bank safeguards team presenting an update on the review process during the World Bank/IMF annual meetings 2013.
This session provided CSOs with the opportunity to have an exchange with IEG's Director-General and Senior Vice President on the role of the IEG.
This session featured a discussion on the implications of current water policy reforms that have increasingly privatised and commodified water.