Knowledge

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Call for critical resources on World Bank and IMF for 2017

6 December 2017

Every year, the Bretton Woods Project publishes a selection of recommended critical resources on the World Bank and IMF (see Recommended Resources for 2016 and 2015). If you have suggestions of films, books, reports and papers published in 2017 that would be useful to our readership and community, please let us know using the subject line, ‘2017 resources’ at info@brettonwoodsproject.org .

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Knowledge

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Call for critical resources on World Bank and IMF for 2017

Request for critical IMF and World Bank resources of 2017.

6 December 2017

Rights

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ILO paper questions IMF research on labour market reforms

A recent ILO publication finds major methodological flaws in reserach papers that the IMF used to justify the weakening of labour regulation.

27 June 2014

Knowledge

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World Bank’s Doing Business report

This Inside the Institutions looks at the Doing Business report and retraces key steps in its history and development, explains how ratings are calculated and outlines some of the main criticisms regarding its methodology and ideological background.

3 July 2017 | Inside the institutions

Conditionality

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Inequality: IMF fails to listen to itself

While NGO Oxfam criticised the IMF for failing to learn lessons of the past in its approach to European austerity, IMF research on inequality produced findings opposite to IMF programme demands for borrowers.

3 October 2013

Knowledge

News

Business as usual: World Bank rejects Doing Business reforms

World Bank publishes minor changes to its Doing Business report, addressing only one of the criticisms of an independent panel review while activists continue to highlight the damage done by the rankings.

20 June 2014

Trade

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The future of Doing Business

Sponsors: EURODAD, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), International Working Group on Trade-Finance Linkages Panelists: Natalia Speer…

11 April 2014 | Minutes

Social services

News

Poland reverses World Bank-promoted pension scheme

Poland has taken public control of a World-Bank-promoted private-asset-managed pension scheme which was causing huge losses, but the Bank continues to deny blame.

31 March 2014

Knowledge

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Civil society reacts to 2014 World Bank Doing Business report

Civil society organisations react to the latest Doing Business Report and call for reforms.

2 December 2013

Knowledge

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IMF forecasting models

Forecasting models are crucial to how the Fund performs its role as lender and global economic monitor, but the assumptions underpinning these models are frequently derided as unrealistic.

4 October 2013 | Inside the institutions

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New style, same substance: Project communications launch

Bretton Woods Project launches new communications including new publications and a redesigned website.

3 October 2013 | About us