World Bank Meetings

Follow our coverage for the latest news and insider conversations about the World Bank's annual meetings.

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Tackling corruption: 6 takeaways from the World Bank Spring Meetings

DevexConcerns raised about World Bank support for private education

Civil society groups have raised concerns about the World Bank's support for private education solutions in developing countries, including lodging a formal complaint against a provider in Kenya, as the institution meets for its Spring Meetings.


DevexWhat to expect at the World Bank Spring Meetings

Global leaders descend on Washington, D.C., this week for the World Bank and International Monetary Fund meetings amidst a backdrop of international conflict, a faltering global economy, and trade tensions. Devex highlights some of the issues which look set to play out during the week.


DevexA look at the Global Financing Facility's goals, strategies, and learnings

The facility launched in 2015 to mobilize public and private capital to support women's, children's, and adolescents' health. Since then, it has been experimenting with a number of financing models and helping countries develop investment cases for investing in health. Here's what you need to know about GFF.


DevexCan IFC rise to its next challenge?

The World Bank's private sector lending arm just received its biggest budget boost in years — but it comes with strings attached. Can the International Finance Corporation shift its attention to the world's disadvantaged and most fragile countries without compromising its returns and rating?


DevexJaime Saavedra: 'There's nothing soft about education reform'

The World Bank's education chief tells Devex about a "trade-off" between quantity and quality in global education — and how to fix it.


DevexWebinar: A guide to consulting with the World Bank

Roberto Amorosino, senior HR specialist with the World Bank Group, joins Devex for the second installment of consulting with development organizations. Amorosino breaks down various ways to work with the bank and offers advice on CV templates, how to gain visibility for unadvertised opportunities, and what skills and experiences are in demand.


DevexQ&A: Julia Gillard on the future of the Global Partnership for Education

GPE's board chair spoke to Devex about the big questions the fund is grappling with, as it maps out its future in an increasingly prominent but fragmented sector.


DevexWorld Bank failing to follow watchdog advice, says IEG report

World Bank managers are failing to properly implement, and in some cases ignoring, the recommendations of the bank's own independent watchdog, according to a report from the Independent Evaluation Group published last Thursday.


DevexQ&A: The World Bank's human capital project targets better outcomes

Devex spoke to Annette Dixon, vice president of human developement at the World Bank, about the institution's forthcoming human capital index, a growing body of research tying quality investments to economic growth, and what it all means for World Bank projects.


DevexInteractive: Where does MIGA invest?

The size of investments by World Bank's MIGA has seen significant growth in the past five years. Devex analyzes MIGA guarantee trends and offers an exclusive interactive visualization to discover the origin of investors, including main sectoral and geographical focuses.


DevexApril 2018: The latest World Bank pipeline projects

A $1 billion health project in Nigeria, $250 million for education in India, and resilience and recovery efforts in Sint Maarten: Devex takes a look at the latest projects in the World Bank's pipeline.


DevexWorld Bank staff warn about trying to do more, while getting paid less

The World Bank staff association has weighed in on a proposal to reduce annual salary growth, arguing it could make the bank less competitive. Others say the World Bank's capital increase deal paints a picture of a bigger and better institution.


DevexMeet MIGA, the World Bank agency coming of age

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency is the World Bank's youngest, smallest, and least known branch. Can it take on an ambitious new role?


DevexPlans for the International Finance Facility for Education take shape

After a year of silence, work is finally ramping up on the launch of the first global education financing facility — but not everyone is convinced of its benefits.


DevexInside the World Bank's gamble on 'digital economies' in Africa

As traditional development pathways are disrupted by technology, the World Bank is betting on "digital economies" as the African continent's best chance for success — but even insiders say the strategy is a gamble.


DevexInteractive: What does the World Bank's latest pipeline data tell us?

A year after Devex started analyzing World Bank pipeline data, what do the latest figures tell us — and what insights do they offer into the priorities discussed at last month’s Spring Meetings?


DevexCan the World Bank 'sell' anticorruption?

The World Bank didn't used to talk about corruption at all. Now that it does, can the institution help bring about systemic change, or will it continue to "run after the problem?"


DevexWhat a $13B capital increase means for World Bank lending

After months of intense negotiations, the World Bank's shareholders have agreed to inject an extra $13 billion into it, but the deal comes with significant reforms about how and to whom the bank lends. Devex speaks to insiders about the changes and what they could mean in practice.