IFI Lending

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

Infrastructure

News

Report calls on the World Bank not to invest in Kosovo power plant

A report has cast further doubts on the viability and efficiency of the proposed lignite coal power plant in Kosovo which the World Bank is considering supporting.

8 February 2016

Finance

Analysis

Greece should default on its IMF loans

Bodo Ellmers of Eurodad argues that, should the IMF not get repaid by Greece, it could finally shock the institution from being a “political puppet” into an effective crisis response instrument.

7 July 2015 | Guest analysis

Rights

News

Calls for World Bank safeguards without “policy dilutions”

CSOs have raised concerns about the World Bank’s safeguards review as the next phase of the consultation is set to be launched.

6 July 2015

Rights

News

World Bank fails to support project critics

Concerns have been raised about the safety of critics of World Bank projects and the adequacy of the Inspection Panel, as a new Bank grievance mechanism has been launched.

6 July 2015

IFI governance

Background

Ebola debt relief – Implications and next steps

Notes from a meeting on Ebola during the World Bank spring meetings.

17 April 2015 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Development policy financing retrospective: Emerging findings and lessons

Notes from a meeting on the World Bank's Development Policy Finance retrospective during the Word Bank spring meetings.

16 April 2015 | Minutes

Finance

News

The IMF’s newest bailout in Ghana

The IMF and Ghana have reached a long-anticipated loan agreement.

1 April 2015

Environment

News

US abstains from IFC investment in Mozambique paper plantation

US has abstained from voting on an IFC investment in a forestry project in Mozambique, raising concerns about environmental and social impacts.

31 March 2015

Finance

News

IMF in Ukraine: $5bn for $15bn haircut?

The IMF has approved a $17.5 billion loan arrangement for Ukraine, however, it has been criticised for relying on debt forgiveness by its creditors.

31 March 2015