Partnership for Transparency (PTF) is calling on the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) to boost the roles of and funding for civil society organizations (CSOs) in the $93 billion grant and loan program for the world’s 75 poorest countries for a period of three years (2022 to 2025). PTF drafted a report on “Enhancing Citizen-Driven Delivery and Accountability in IDA Operations” with specific recommendations for actions that the Bank can take in this regard.

On March 30, 2023 at 9:30 am EDT, in collaboration with Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF), PTF will be hosting a webinar for organizations and persons interested in learning more about the IDA study. The webinar will be chaired by Shaheen Anam, MJF Executive Director, and moderated by Aileen Marshall, PTF Adviser. There will be opening remarks by Ms. Anam, followed by a brief presentation (about 20 minutes) by Vinay Bhargava, PTF Chief Technical Adviser, and reactions from a discussant (to be announced). The rest of the time will be devoted to discussion as we look forward to hearing your views and feedback. Registration is open now.

The draft study, which was partially funded by the Open Society Foundations, is available for comments through the end of April 2023. Please feel free to provide feedback to Vinay Bhargava at Full details are available here.