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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
Credit: Oxfam International

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
Credit: Center for International Environmental Law

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

IFI governance

Analysis

Safeguard policies review

Sponsors:  World Bank Group Operations Policy and Country Services (OPCS) Vice Presidency Panelists: Peter Bakvis…

17 April 2015

IFI governance

Analysis

What are the trends in the energy sector?

Sponsors: Bretton Woods Project, Mott Foundation, Heinrich Boell Foundation-North America, Latindadd, Pacific Environment, International Rivers,…

17 April 2015

IFI governance

Analysis

Ebola debt relief – Implications and next steps

Sponsors:  Jubilee USA, International Monetary Fund Panelists: Corinne Delechat (Deputy Division Chief, Africa Department, IMF), Chris Lane (Division Chief,…

17 April 2015

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

IFI governance

News

Development policy financing retrospective: Emerging findings and lessons

  Sponsor: Operations Policy and Country Services (OPCS), World Bank Panelist: Linda Van Gelder (Director,…

16 April 2015

IFI governance

News

Aligning the financial system with sustainable development

  Panel: Ma Jun, Chief Economist, Peoples Bank of China Rachel Kyte, Group Vice President…

16 April 2015

IFI governance

Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) update

Panelists: Caroline Heider (Director-General Evaluation and Senior Vice President, IEG, World Bank Group), Edith Jibunoh…

16 April 2015