Background

Project and Research Officer, Gender

The Bretton Woods Project is recruiting a research officer focussing on gender and development and IFIs.

21 July 2015 | Recruitment

Gender

Analysis

Response to World Bank's gender strategy

A joint NGO submission to the World Bank's gender strategy consultation.

13 July 2015
Credit: Oxfam International

Rights

Analysis

Risky business: IFC reluctant to disclose information on high-risk subprojects

Civil society continues to pressure IFC on disclosure of high risk subprojects, as it responds to a critical report detailing the human rights consequences of its investments.

8 July 2015
June solidarity protest against Greek debt, London; credit: Global Justice Greece

Finance

Analysis

Greece should default on its IMF loans

Bodo Ellmers of Eurodad argues that, should the IMF not get repaid by Greece, it could finally shock the institution from being a “political puppet” into an effective crisis response instrument.

7 July 2015 | Guest analysis
Credit: Pixabay

Rights

Analysis

The IMF’s chameleon-policies on unions are changing colours

New IMF research has shown the positive impact of trade unions have on reducing income inequality, however, the Fund's own European austerity programmes indicate that the IMF ignores its own evidence.

6 July 2015 | Guest analysis
World Bank staff protest to Bank management over reforms

IFI governance

Analysis

World Bank results: “a long-term, steady downward trend”

A series of reports by the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group raised further concerns over the Bank’s performance, as internal staff discontent continues.

6 July 2015
World Bank safeguards protest in April 2015. Credit: International Accountability Project

Rights

News

Calls for World Bank safeguards without “policy dilutions”

CSOs have raised concerns about the World Bank’s safeguards review as the next phase of the consultation is set to be launched.

6 July 2015
Protest in front of the World Bank. Credit: Joe Athialy

Rights

News

World Bank fails to support project critics

Concerns have been raised about the safety of critics of World Bank projects and the adequacy of the Inspection Panel, as a new Bank grievance mechanism has been launched.

6 July 2015

Other news

Social services

News

World Bank’s “wakeup call” on universal health

New World Bank report shows lack of access to basic health services has pushed six per cent of the global population into poverty, as the IFC continues to support private health providers.

7 July 2015

IFI governance

News

IMF’s chief economist announces departure

Olivier Blanchard, IMF's chief economist, to leave for US think tank Peterson Institute.

6 July 2015

Land

News

NGOs denounce World Bank land conference

NGO coalition Our Land Our Business denounced the World Bank’s March conference on land and poverty, condemning the Bank’s role in land grabs.

6 July 2015

Land

News

Gujarat fishermen sue IFC over Tata Mundra

Fishing and farming communities from Gujarat, India, has filed a lawsuit against the International Financial Corporation.

6 July 2015

Gender

News

World Bank gender strategy consultation

The World Bank is conducting a formal consultation on a new gender strategy concluding 15th July.

6 July 2015

Finance

Background

DFID Financing for Development and infrastructure meeting

Minutes from a meeting with UK NGOs and DFID on Financing for Development and infrastructure.

17 June 2015 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Safeguard policies review

Notes from a meeting on the World Bank safeguards review during the World Bank spring meetings.

17 April 2015 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

What are the trends in the energy sector?

Notes from a meeting on energy during the World Bank spring meetings.

17 April 2015 | Minutes