What's in the latest World Bank Monthly Operational Summaries, and what insights can the data give us into the bank's priorities as we approach 2019?
"We are facing the most important COP since Paris," says Jens Mattias Clausen, climate change adviser at Greenpeace Nordic.
Last week, the World Bank's Inspection Panel marked its 25th anniversary, and on Monday, the bank's board released the first results from a review of its toolkit. Devex spoke with Gonzalo Castro de la Mata, chairman of the Inspection Panel, about the review process and the panel’s legacy.
The financing facility for women's and children's health met just half of its fundraising target at a replenishment conference Tuesday.
The World Bank has lent its name to China's massive infrastructure effort, but will it also ask the hard questions?
In July, a burst saddle dam in Laos made international headlines. But development and water experts say many other mega-hydropower projects are little more than slow-moving disasters that deserve immediate attention.
Last week, India rejected the World Bank's new index, citing "major methodological weaknesses" — but there's a more likely explanation.
Investors have welcomed draft principles for impact investing intended to turbocharge a sector that could be critical to garnering development finance — but some say there is still work to be done.
Human capital, climate change, impact investing, infrastructure, debt concerns, and accountability — here are the highlights from the World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings in Bali, Indonesia.
Human capital index. Shifts in coal financing. A civil society showdown. Live from Nusa Dua, Indonesia, reporters Michael Igoe and Sophie Edwards delve into the biggest stories from the World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings.
In its 2019 World Development Report, the bank argues that fears about the impact of automation on jobs have been overplayed — but others aren't convinced.
President Jim Kim wants the index to change the bank's relationship with governments — and with the International Monetary Fund. Will he succeed?
China is the leading country of origin for World Bank contractors. In the final part of Devex's series on the bank's 2017 contracts, we explore the rise of Chinese contractors and identify the bank's top 10.
The World Bank has launched a new global ranking focused on human capital. What is it, and why is it important?
World Bank President Jim Kim announced that the bank will not support the construction of a coal-fired power plant in Kosovo, the last coal project under consideration by the institution.
Despite the International Finance Corporation's plan to "green" its lending portfolio, civil society groups say its hands are still dirty.
The International Monetary Fund and World Bank Annual Meetings have kicked off in Bali, Indonesia, against a backdrop of stark climate change warnings, economic uncertainty, and geopolitical rivalry.
IFC CEO Philippe Le Houérou lays out a bold new policy that changes the way the institution lends to banks associated with coal projects — under the condition that they agree to reduce those investments.