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New China-Africa Development Fund Could Add Accountability, Transparency to Chinese Investments in Africa

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business
Efraim Chalamish

This surprising 10-year multilateral pact was described by Zhou Xiaochuan, the governor of China's central bank, as a supplement to his country's traditional lending to Africa, which has consisted mainly of bilateral grants and loans and infrastructure projects financed by Chinese state-owned banks.

Bankrupting a Nation -- Not the Best Way to Achieve Health Care

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 06.09.2014 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

This week, as the spring meetings are hosted by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C., recent negligent and unaligned behavior from the World Bank's private lending arm, the International Finance Corporation, has garnered attention.

World Bank's Lending Arm Linked To Deadly Honduras Conflict

Kate Woodsome | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

The World Bank's private lending arm failed to apply its own ethical standards in disbursing millions of dollars to a palm oil company accused of turn...

Kate Sheppard

World Bank Defies Its Own Coal Policy, Aiding Massive Indonesia Power Plant, Environmental Group Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

World Bank Group units are aiding the development of a new coal-fired power plant in Indonesia, despite a new bank policy discouraging support for coa...

Economist Jeffrey Sachs makes the case for contract transparency at Annual Meetings of World Bank/IMF

Chad Dobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chad Dobson

Co-authored by Rebecca Harris On Wednesday, October 6, the opening of the Civil Society Policy Forum of the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings, economist...

A Market Solution to Help the World's Poor?

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephan B. Tanda

Is there a real business in helping the world's poor? According to the World Resources Institute and the International Finance Corporation, there is.

McKinsey and IFC Add Cost Curve Analysis to Water Debate

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

Global Water policies need change. Water is quickly becoming more and more scarce around the world and nonprofits and and philanthropists are committed to revolutionizing the way we use water.

Civil Society Sounds Off on IFC Policies in Istanbul

Chad Dobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chad Dobson

One German participant summarized: "The IFC places all of the burden of environmental and social safeguards on the client ... The whole world is re-regulating and you should too."

On Current Path, IFC Is Set to Become Bigger Than the World Bank in Five Years

Vijaya Ramachandran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vijaya Ramachandran

If IFC stays on its current path, its portfolio will become larger than the World Bank in about five years. This is a staggering result for IFC, whose portfolio was in the $2 to $4 billion range less than a decade ago.

Does The White Queen Rule?

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

"The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday - but never jam to-day." "It MUST come sometimes to 'jam to-day,'" Alice objected. "No, it can't," sai...