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IFI governance

Analysis

Spring meetings 2015: communiqués coverage

Detailed analysis of the communiqués from the 2015 World Bank and IMF spring meetings.

17 April 2015
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IFI governance

News

World Bank-IMF spring meetings 2015

Bretton Woods Project coverage of the 2015 spring meetings with links to analysis of the communiqués and notes of key civil society and official meetings.

8 April 2015
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Private Sector

Analysis

New report shows IFC FI investments cause human rights abuses around the world

New evidence from Oxfam, the Bretton Woods Project and other NGOs reveals the impact of IFC investments in financial intermediaries on global human rights.

2 April 2015
Inga 1 power station, DRC. Credit: International Rivers

Infrastructure

Analysis

World Bank pitches mining to drive energy investment in Africa

A World Bank report calling for closer collaboration between mining and energy companies in Africa is criticised for underplaying risks and neglecting more efficient energy options for the poor.

31 March 2015
Agroecological farm outside Havana, Cuba. Credit: Quincey Tompkins Imhoff

Land

Analysis

Will the World Bank get truly climate smart?

World Bank is criticised for focusing on climate-smart agriculture, including industrial approaches, instead of more sustainable agroecological approaches.

31 March 2015
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Finance

Analysis

Eroding accountability? The World Bank’s lending mechanisms under review

The World Bank safeguards review leaves out key Bank lending mechanisms despite potential significant impacts, leading to questions around accountability.

31 March 2015
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Gender

News

Women’s work: IFIs focus on gender inequalities

New IMF report highlights the impact of legal barriers on women’s employment, as World Bank’s message on gender equality is undermined by the absence of a gender safeguard.

31 March 2015
Protesters at G20 Brisbane Summit, November 2014. Credit: Oxfam International

Social services

News

Palliative treatment? IFIs follow up on Ebola

The World Bank and IMF have announced new facilities to support countries hit by public health disasters.

31 March 2015

Other news

Conditionality

Analysis

Causes and Consequences of Income Inequality: A Global Perspective

Chair: Peter Bakvis, International Trade Union Confederation, (US) Panellists: Caroline Gibu Gibu; Ciudadanos al Día…

16 April 2015

Gender

Analysis

Gender and Development: What is happening now?

  Sponsors: Bank Information Center (BIC), World Bank Group Gender Cross Cutting Solutions Area Panelist:…

16 April 2015

Finance

News

The IMF’s newest bailout in Ghana

The IMF and Ghana have reached a long-anticipated loan agreement.

1 April 2015

Environment

News

US abstains from IFC investment in Mozambique paper plantation

US has abstained from voting on an IFC investment in a forestry project in Mozambique, raising concerns about environmental and social impacts.

31 March 2015

Rights

News

World Bank rejects investigation into Uzbek child and forced labour

The World Bank's Inspection Panel has declined a request to investigate the use of forced and child labour in Uzbekistan.

31 March 2015

Finance

News

IMF in Ukraine: $5bn for $15bn haircut?

The IMF has approved a $17.5 billion loan arrangement for Ukraine, however, it has been criticised for relying on debt forgiveness by its creditors.

31 March 2015

Rights

News

Bank implicated in Kenya Maasai eviction

The World Bank's Inspection Panel has found the Bank breached its own standards through its involvement in a Kenyan electricity project which has displaced Maasai communities.

31 March 2015

IFI governance

World Bank-IMF spring meetings 2015

Governors of the World Bank and IMF gather in Washington DC, from 17 to 19…

25 March 2015