In late May WWF and UK NGOs organised a workshop on National Strategies for Sustainable Development (NSSDs). This discussed the call for all countries to produce NSSDs as one of the International Development Targets. It looked at how NSSDs fit with initiatives such as World Bank/IMF Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers, whether they are strictly “environmental” or about livelihoods, and the roles of civil society groups. The meeting report clarifies these issues and contains a list of resources.
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In December 2013, the German Development Institute, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Bretton Woods Project, in collaboration with the G-24, hosted a high-level workshop in Berlin to foster an open exchange on the profound changes in the global economy and the implications for global economic governance and its constituent institutions and members.
Last year BRICS' leaders agreed to launch a BRICS development bank. Whether this is considered positive depends in part what questions are being asked. Sameer Dossani of ActionAid International highlights the flaws in the World Bank and IMF, analyses whether a BRICS Bank could be different from these institutions and proposes what it should do and what it should look like.
The Bretton Woods Project is an ActionAid hosted project (UK registered charity no. 274467).