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Bank and Fund analysis and conditionality on "building efficient and accountable public sector institutions", including issues relating to the Bank's own frameworks for promoting good governance and reducing corruption. Includes: Corruption and anti-corruption, transparency and accountability, human rights, governance and conditionality, national-level coherence between ministries, country policy and institutional assessments (CPIA), decentralisation, legal reform, regulation/deregulation read more background...

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Watanabe new chair of Inspection Panel

News|Bretton Woods Project|26 June 2013|update 86|url

Eimi Watanabe, a Japanese national, has been appointed to chair the World Bank's Inspection Panel for one year starting in May. read article...

World Bank moves on 'land grabs'

News|Bretton Woods Project|26 June 2013|update 86|url

In April World Bank president Jim Yong Kim said that the Bank shares the concerns "about the risks associated with large-scale land acquisitions" and that "additional efforts must be made to build capacity and safeguards related to land rights". read article...

Indrawati under investigation over Indonesian banking scandal

News|Bretton Woods Project|26 June 2013|update 86|url

In early May, World Bank managing director Sri Mulyani Indrawati answered questions from the Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission in relation to a 6.7 trillion rupiah ($675 million) 2008 bailout of Bank Century. read article...

World Bank to publish procurement contracts

News|Bretton Woods Project|26 June 2013|update 86|url

The World Bank has revealed the detail of its 2012 promise to publish contracts online, following on from its procurement review. read article...

All you need to know: World Bank-IMF spring meetings 2013

News|Bretton Woods Project|22 April 2013|url

The 2013 spring meetings of the World Bank and IMF will take place from 18 to 20 April in Washington, DC. You will be able find links below to analysis of the communiqués as well as notes of some of the civil society and official meetings, as they become available. read article...

Social accountability compromised?

News|Bretton Woods Project|9 April 2013|update 85|url

The World Bank's controversial Global Partnership for Social Accountability, a new mechanism for the Bank to provide financing directly to civil society organisations, opened its first call for proposals from mid February to mid March. read article...

Dr Kim, where is Mongolia's economic diversification?

Comment|Sukhgerel Dugersuren|8 April 2013|update 85|url

In late February the World Bank's private sector arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) boards decided to spearhead a $4 billion dollar syndicated loan to a copper, gold and silver mine located in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. An increasing number of people believe that it is going to lead Mongolia to dependence on one product and one corporation, driving the country into deep insecurity. read article...

French police raid Lagarde home

News|Bretton Woods Project|3 April 2013|update 85|url

French police searched the Paris apartment of IMF managing director Christine Lagarde in late March as part of an investigation over the way Lagarde, as French minister of finance, handled the compensation settlement of French millionaire Bernard Tapie. read article...

Pakistani PM's son-in-law new World Bank ED

News|Bretton Woods Project|13 February 2013|update 84|url

The Pakistani prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf controversially appointed his son-in-law Raja Azeemul Haq as World Bank executive director (ED) in December replacing current ED Javed Talat whose term had expired. read article...

World Bank's safeguards review extended

News|Bretton Woods Project|12 February 2013|update 84|url

The first phase of the Bank's safeguard review has been extended to mid-April with global consultations planned, including on seven emerging areas. read article...

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