As the World Bank prepares to finalise its new gender strategy, we ask how you can identify World Bank projects targeting gender equality, their location, sector, amount of funding and most importantly their impact. In short, you can’t. We set out why this matters for accountability and how the Bank should address the transparency gaps in its gender strategy and implementation plan.
the recent report of the G20 Independent Expert Group (IEG) offers a blueprint for how multilateral development banks (MDBs) can be scaled effectively to increase lending to emerging and developing economies. Paul James looks into the mobilisation of private finance targets in the IEG report, and outlines three changes that are needed if we are to better understand mobilisation and ultimately drive changes that will result in its growth.
With Planned reforms and expanded lending, the transparency of the World Bank Group and IFC is vital. Join our conversation at the Civil Society Policy Forum on 13 April on how the WBG should reform its approach to disclosure.
Karen Mathiasen is a strategic advisor to Publish What You Fund’s DFI Transparency Initiative. Here she draws on her decades of experience at the World Bank and the US Treasury to illustrate the challenges and opportunities for the IFC in light of the recent publication of their CAO review.
Our regular news update, including blogs on our next Aid Transparency Index and ongoing humanitarian transparency research. It also features news from the Overseas Development Institute, Southern Voice, One Campaign and Lowy Institute.
The International Development Select Committee has published a report looking at how the UK Government spends its international aid budget. The Committee says that Department for International Development (DFID) is channelling more funds through multilateral organisations, like the UN and World Bank, even though they have higher administrative costs. Chair of the Committee, Rt Hon Sir […]