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IFI governance

News

Jeff Powell leaves the Project

17 June 2008

Jeff Powell is leaving his position as coordinator of the Bretton Woods Project after over six years with the organisation. In September, he will start doctoral studies in economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

Jeff took over leadership of the Project from founder Alex Wilks in 2004. In the intervening years, the Project has continued to be a strong advocate for social and environmental justice, tackled the IFIs’ democratic deficit, and fought against the World Bank’s dominance of development research and advocacy.

Jeff commented: “I was fortunate both to come into an organisation with such an excellent reputation and to have been supported by hard-working committed colleagues throughout. I hope my new research focus on financialisation and development will allow me to stay in touch with friends in NGOs, research centres and official circles from around the world.”

Recruitment for a new coordinator was ongoing at the time of writing, with an announcement expected in July.