With no less than seven references to a certain Colombian singer, the final edition of the annual spoof newsletter Bank Swirled, produced by anonymous Bank staff (we hope in their spare time), has been published. A hat tip to the “World Bank’s 132-person Offshore Humor Team” for 26 years of parodying the Bank. We count ourselves lucky that we never could get all the jokes.
In the news
New Bretton Woods Project report reveals World Bank Group channelling crucial development resources to banks instead of directly investing in pro-poor projects.
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.
The Bretton Woods Project is an ActionAid hosted project (UK registered charity no. 274467).