CEE Bankwatch, a network of environmental NGOs in central and eastern Europe and the Community of Independent States, is launching a grassroots campaign network in time for the Annual Meetings. The initiative comes from the realization that despite high levels of interest in the work of the IFI-watching community, not enough is being done to translate awareness into action. After registering at the Bankwatch website, you will receive Action Alert emails giving information about Bankwatch campaigns and instructions on how to help out.
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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).