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IFI governance

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

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

Rights

News

Renewed warnings over World Bank safeguards “dilution”

Further concerns have been raised over dilutions of the World Bank’s proposed new safeguards framework, as controversy arose over a Bank waiver of the indigenous peoples policy for a Tanzania project.

29 June 2016

IFI governance

Analysis

World Bank-IMF spring meetings 2016

Bretton Woods Project coverage of the 2016 spring meetings in Washington DC with links to analysis of the communiqués and notes from key civil society and official meetings.

6 April 2016

IFI governance

Analysis

Spring meetings 2016: communiqués coverage

Analysis of the official communiqués from the 2016 World Bank-IMF annual meetings, Washington DC.

6 April 2016

IFI governance

Analysis

IFC claims “absolute immunity” to avoid justice. But will it hold up in court?

This briefing provides an overview of the immunity of international organisations in US law, looking at a lawsuit brought against the IFC regarding the Tata Mundra coal power plant in India.

5 April 2016 | At Issue

IFI governance

Analysis

Where’s the remedy? Development banks must do more to remedy harm caused by the activities they finance

A report assessing the effectiveness of 11 development bank’s accountability systems found that they are not effective at consistently providing remedy to those harmed.

10 February 2016 | Guest analysis

IFI governance

Analysis

IMF governance: one step forward, one step back

Reform to the IMF’s voting shares shifts some power to emerging countries, but the institution’s leadership selection process remains opaque and undemocratic.

8 February 2016

Other news

IFI governance

News

29 June 2016

World Bank accountability mechanisms look to improve complainant protection

In response to increasing concern about the safety of human rights and environmental defenders, the World Bank’s accountability mechanisms look to improve complainant protection against retaliation and intimidation.

IFI governance

News

5 April 2016

Spring meetings coverage

The World Bank and the IMF will be meeting in Washington DC for the spring meetings 15-17 April 2016.

IFI governance

Background

17 April 2016 | Minutes

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.

IFI governance

Background

17 April 2016 | Minutes

IMF Fiscal Forum - International Taxation: Opportunities & Risks

Infrastructure

News

5 April 2016

Investigation on World Bank support for Mongolia mining project deferred

The Inspection Panel has deferred a decision to investigate a complaint regarding environmental, social and economic damage related to a World Bank funded mining project in Mongolia.

Rights

News

5 April 2016

World Bank’s proposed standards “gravely weaken” investment safeguards

As the World Bank closed the third and final round of public consultations on its new draft social and environmental standards, further concerns have been raised about problematic and weak language.

IFI governance

Background

31 March 2016 | Inside the institutions

IMF & World Bank decision-making and governance

This Inside the Institutions examines the recent and ongoing reforms at the IMF and World Bank, and places them in context of existing structures and processes.

IFI governance

Commentary

25 February 2016 | Statement

Submission to the IMF and World Bank Request for Feedback on the Civil Society Policy Forum at the Spring and Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank