The international financial institutions : a call for change : a report to the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, second session, March 10, 2010.
At head of title: 111th Congress, 2d session. Committee print. Shipping list no.: 2010-0159-P.
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Letter of transmittal Introduction Executive summary Recommendations Discussion: Senator Lugar's ongoing oversight effort. United States benefits from involvement. More money for the development banks? Linkage between corruption and debt. Monitoring and evaluations vary. Need more focus on transparency. Coordination could be improved. Questions around budget support. Focus on low-income countries. Ability to do independent investigations uneven. Case studies: Chile and the Inter-American Development Bank: lessons from the Transantiago. India and the World Bank: the detailed implementation review fallout. The International Monetary Fund in Indonesia. Development banks in Kenya: monitoring and procurement challenges. Lebanon: manipulation of crises. Lesotho: demonstrating the need to support investigations and prosecutions. The Asian Development Bank's lack of success in the Philippines. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's overexposure to Russia. Sri Lanka: the need for concerted conflict sensitivity. The Asian Development Bank's inspection panels. Yemen: empowering reform from within. Transparency and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The Inter-American Development Bank's need to strengthen financial management. Appendixes: Appendix I. U.S. engagement. Appendix II. The international financial institutions: International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Appendix III. World Bank lending and parliamentary approval. Appendix IV. Inter-American Development Bank list of countries that require legislation or ratification of IDB loan contracts Appendix V. Tables Appendix VI. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings chaired by Senator Lugar Appendix VII. Acronyms and abbreviations References.