This briefing analyses the implications of the strategy proposed by the World Bank for infrastructure financing. It details the type of policies and institutions required to achieve sustainable development.
UN Independent Expert publishes two reports on the World Bank and IMF human rights performance, finding the institutions must be more than a "fig leaf" for the status quo and step up their human rights commitments.
A critique of the World Bank's education Development Report's narrow focus. To get education right, the World Bank must go back to basics and focus on funding established national policy, rather than developing it.
The IMF's recognition of the importance of inequality is under threat. Concerns have been raised about complacency and even the reversal of the IMF's recent progress on inequality, while IMF staff continue to operationalise new policy advice on inequality in surveillance and lending programmes.
Following longstanding conflict over a World Bank-funded power line project in Nepal, dating back to 2009, communities express hope that a World Bank-supported dialogue initiative will result in a fair dispute resolution process and meaningful consultation.
The government of Zambia has approached the IMF for financial assistance, however, Zambian civil society is concerned that the required reforms will worsen gender and income inequality.
The IFC’s push for the PPP model, as well as its preference for healthcare ‘provision’ and the results-based payment approach, collectively undermine the human right to universal healthcare and the achievement of the SDGs.
After 4 years of on-off negotiation and public opposition, the government of Egypt has signed a loan deal with the IMF whose impacts civil society fears will encroach upon human rights, social protection and social provision, like health and education, upon which the poorest depend.
Blog on who should have been selected as World Bank president, what they should do and the selection process generally.
In the following submission, the IMF and institutions of the World Bank Group, including the…
Every year the Bretton Woods Project highlights some of the most farcical remarks of Fund and Bank staff.
Friday 2nd October, 2015 To: President Jim Yong Kim, World Bank Managing Director Christine Lagarde,…
Bankspeak of the year 2014 celebrates some of the most ridiculous public remarks of Fund and Bank staff.
Bretton Woods Project comment on President Jim Yong Kim's blog on Oxfam America challenges the Bank's emphasis on private sector development
Just a month before releasing a new report on climate change and the need to "turn down the heat" (see Update 86), the Bank agreed a $50 million loan to the Chinese prefecture of Shangrao, located in the northeast of China's Jiangxi province, to build a new airport.
The Bretton Woods Project would like to sincerely thank the Honorable James M. Flaherty, Canada's finance minister, for his kind end June response to a letter we sent him about leadership selection at the IFIs.