Strategy/roles

Environment

News

World Bank’s new Forest Action Plan questioned

The World Bank has released its Forest Action Plan, but civil society raised concerns, including regarding lack of impact in light of the outcomes of the safeguards review and the links to the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility.

29 June 2016

IFI governance

Background

World Bank EDs and CSOs roundtable

Notes from a meeting at the IMF/World Bank CSO Forum at the 2016 spring meetings between World Bank executive directors and CSOs.

17 April 2016 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Recommended resources on the World Bank and IMF 2015

The best books and papers on the World Bank and IMF from 2015.

10 February 2016 | Resource

IFI governance

Background

World Bank’s country engagement approach

This Inside the Institutions looks at the World Bank's new country engagement model, including the systematic country diagnostic and country partnership framework.

7 February 2016 | Inside the institutions

IFI governance

Background

World Bank global practices and cross-cutting solution areas

This Inside the Institutions looks at the World Bank's new global practices and cross-cutting solutions areas that were established to improve how staff share knowledge internally and externally.

25 September 2015 | Inside the institutions

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

IFI governance

News

IMF’s chief economist announces departure

Olivier Blanchard, IMF's chief economist, to leave for US think tank Peterson Institute.

6 July 2015

Gender

News

World Bank gender strategy consultation

The World Bank is conducting a formal consultation on a new gender strategy concluding 31 July.

6 July 2015

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

IFI governance

Analysis

The IMF - indispensable?

As obituaries are written for the World Bank, a new blog published in the Financial Times, reveals how the IMF is set to become indispensable.

12 May 2015