This paper about energy and women in India highlights examples from visits to NGO projects, social entrepreneurs and social movements in five Indian states over the course of three months, as well as conversations with energy and women rights experts. The paper then highlights lessons drawn from field visits and what they mean for the development community with particular focus on the World Bank.
This paper critically assesses the appropriateness of the Bank-housed Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) as a model for the Green Climate Fund (GCF). It takes proposals and recommendations by civil society groups and uses them as benchmarks to analyse the CIFs. It finds that in terms of institutional arrangements the CIFs have achieved some notable progress, however, in operations and performance there are serious concerns.
This paper aims to raise awareness of private financial institutions' influence on healthcare and pensions in developing countries.
This report examines MDBs' growing but controversial investments in the private sector in developing countries. It proposes changes to ensure that these investments work for development, rather than serving the interests of foreign investors.
The IMF should implement a double majority voting system that requires the achievement of two separate majorities - one based on one-country one-vote and the other on economically weighted quotas - for any decision to be made. This paper describes this system as a state-weight double majority, reflecting the two components of the suggested approach.
Blinding with Science or Encouraging Debate?
April 2001 report from the Bretton Woods Project and Oxfam. Examines the links between capital account liberalisation (CAL) and poverty reduction, including how CAL affects government spending, the delivery of social services, access to credit for small businesses and households, and general opportunities for sustainable livelihoods.
Days two and three of the Terschelling meeting were conducted as small breakout groups, interspersed by short plenary discussions.
At noon on the second day of the Terschelling meeting, five of us were lured away from the peak of the discussions to “role-play” a World Bank public consultation.