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IFI governance

Analysis

World Bank results: "box-ticking" on gender, weak monitoring and evaluation

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.

29 June 2016

Gender

News

Gender progress? The World Bank's approach to new gender strategy criticised

As the World Bank consultation on its new gender strategy closes, NGOs shareholders criticise the Bank's approach.

28 September 2015

IFI governance

Analysis

World Bank results: “a long-term, steady downward trend”

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.

6 July 2015

Finance

Background

World Bank trust funds

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.

31 March 2015 | Inside the institutions

Finance

Analysis

The World Bank: In the vanguard of an infrastructure boom

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.

2 February 2015 | At Issue

Finance

Analysis

Where is the public in PPPs? Analysing the World Bank’s support for public-private partnerships

A review of the World Bank’s support for public-private partnerships by the Independent Evaluation Group reveals a lack of proven poverty impacts.

29 September 2014

Environment

Analysis

Kenya evictions: foreshadowing future World Bank forest work?

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.

23 January 2014

IFI governance

Analysis

World Bank Group strategy: who benefits?

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.

3 October 2013
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Other news

IFI governance

News

World Bank’s risk rating record for policy lending slammed by internal evaluator

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.

9 February 2016

Environment

News

World Bank to release forest action plan

The World Bank's delayed forest action plan is expected to be open for stakeholder comments for two weeks during the autumn.

25 September 2015

IFI governance

Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) update

Panelists: Caroline Heider (Director-General Evaluation and Senior Vice President, IEG, World Bank Group), Edith Jibunoh…

16 April 2015

Gender

News

IEG calls on World Bank for more gender integration

Independent Evaluation Group highlights lack of gender integration in World Bank social safety net projects

3 February 2015

Accountability

News

World Bank's procurement policy review continues

In November 2013 the World Bank board approved a proposed new framework on procurement for its clients.

23 January 2014

Rights

Background

Review and update of the World Bank’s safeguard policies

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.

14 October 2013 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

The Role of the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG)

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.

11 October 2012 | Minutes

Infrastructure

Background

Water privatisation management issues

This session featured a discussion on the implications of current water policy reforms that have increasingly privatised and commodified water.

10 October 2012 | Minutes
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