Forest Peoples’ Programme has produced three new briefings on World Bank policy reformulation processes (see previous Bretton Woods Updates). They cover the Indigenous Peoples’ Policy, Forest Policy, and general policy reformatting issues. The briefings state that “despite assurances from the Bank that its safeguard policies are not being diluted, NGOs are finding disturbing evidence of policy weakening”.
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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).