Privatisation

Social services

News

US Congresswoman criticises World Bank investments in water privatisation

A US Congresswoman has called for an end to the World Bank’s investments in water privatisation until a robust evaluation has taken place.

29 June 2016

Social services

Background

What standards for Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)? Analysing the role of the World Bank Group

Notes from a meeting at the IMF/World Bank CSO Forum at the 2016 spring meetings on the role of the World Bank as standard setters for public-private partnerships.

15 April 2016 | Minutes

Social services

Analysis

PPPs as a model for development: An analysis of the African context

Public-private partnerships are pushed in Africa, but the risks and costs must be fully understood and minimised, including the impact on the poor.

5 April 2016 | Guest analysis

Conditionality

Analysis

IMF policy in the MENA region: Lessons unlearnt

New report reveals IMF policy in the MENA region has remained unchanged after the 2011 Arab uprising, despite its rhetoric for change towards inclusive growth.

18 December 2015 | Report

Social services

Analysis

Throwing evidence to the wind? The World Bank continues pushing PPPs

The World Bank continues its strong marketing push for PPPs, despite concerns raised by IMF, IEG, civil society and the Bank’s own publications.

28 September 2015

Social services

Analysis

Lagos public water advocates call for democracy, not World Bank-supported “enlightenment”

Shayda Naficy argues that water infrastructure and distribution should be financed and managed by public entities rather than through privatisation.

25 September 2015 | Guest analysis

Infrastructure

Background

Issue overview: World Bank and energy

What’s the issue? Energy is a crucial economic sector which has a disproportionate influence on…

26 August 2015 | Issue overview

Social services

Analysis

The elephant in the classroom: the World Bank and private education providers

World Bank’s high-level support for private education providers is condemned by the UN Special Rapporteur, NGOs and academics.

6 July 2015

Social services

News

World Bank’s “wakeup call” on universal health

New World Bank report shows lack of access to basic health services has pushed six per cent of the global population into poverty, as the IFC continues to support private health providers.

7 July 2015

Social services

Commentary

Public water: the antidote to failed World Bank water policy in Lagos

The World Bank's push for water privatisation in Nigeria is harming people's access to safe, affordable water.

6 July 2015