Snapshot of IMF loans; credit: IMF

IFI governance

Analysis

The IMF - indispensable?

As obituaries are written for the World Bank, a new blog published in the Financial Times, reveals how the IMF is set to become indispensable.

12 May 2015
Credit: World Bank

Environment

Analysis

Clean Technology Fund (CTF)

Concerns have been raised about a projected shortfall of resources for the Clean Technology Fund, with an early warning mechanism due to be discussed. Questions were raised about development benefits of a Colombia project and on safeguards for a Vietnam project.

6 May 2015
Credit: OneWorld UK

Environment

Analysis

Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR)

The Pilot Program for Climate Resilience has invited new countries apply for participation and is also expanding the private sector set-aside to non-PPCR countries. Biodiversity and gender impacts were questioned on a Grenada project and the gender focus on a Haiti project.

6 May 2015
Credit:  United States Department of Agriculture

Environment

Analysis

Forest Investment Program (FIP)

Options for potential new funding for the Forest Investment Program have been further elaborated, including priority rankings for current and potential new pilot countries, however, funding constraints remain and many current projects continue to be delayed.

6 May 2015
Credit: Asian Development Bank

Environment

Analysis

Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program (SREP)

Indicative funding allocations have been agreed for 14 new Scaling up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries pilot countries, however, cautions remained about “unrealistic expectations” about funding availability. Questions were raised about incentives for diesel in a Kenya project.

6 May 2015
Credit: World Bank

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
Credit: World Bank

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

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