Multilateral Development Banks
How to hold new types of development finance to account? An action plan for multilateral development banks /
New forms of finance for development projects are creating problems in terms of accountability. As MDBs increase their lending to financial intermediaries compliance with social and environmental policy becomes much harder.Read More
“Global Environmental Governance and The Accountability Trap” will be launched in Toronto, Canada, at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. 6-8pm, Wednesday March 27Read More
Can the United States be stared down? No. The reason why it is likely for a US candidate to be president is that the United States has informal influence within the Bank as well as formal voting power (controlling 16.88 percent of the vote in the Bank, which gives it the power to veto decisions that require a super-majority to pass).Read More
Dr Susan Park discusses her research into Multilateral Development Banks
In this interview, Dr Park discusses her latest research into Multilateral Development Banks and accountability structures of the the MDBs.
Susan recently presented at the following conferences:
The International Political Studies Association annual conference in Brisbane in July 2018. Paper titled: "The Declining Independence of the World Bank Inspection Panel?". See more here.
Presented at the Asian Studies Association of Australia conference in Sydney in June 2018. Paper titled: "Environmental Justice and the Asian Development Bank". See more here.
Presented at the International Studies Association Annual conference 2018 in San Francisco in April 2018. Papers titled: "Greening the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development through Accountability?". See more here.
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Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs)
I wanted to use this space to draw some attention to my current research project on these international banks. These banks include the World Bank, World Bank Group and African, Asian, Inter-American Development Banks and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Our project is focused on the mechanisms they use in creating and reinforcing change. More information on the project can be found at the link below.
I will be presenting, "Environmental Justice and the Accountability Mechanisms of the Multilateral Development Banks".
The conference will be held in Lund, Sweden, 9-11 October, 2017.
I will be presenting, "Achieving Environmental Justice Through MDB Accountability?" at the Environmental Justice conference.
It will be held at the Sydney Environment Institute at the University of Sydney, Monday 3 - Wednesday 5 November 2017