Leadership

IFI governance

News

World Bank appoints new General Counsel

World Bank appoints new General Counsel while civil society watches for change in approach on human rights.

31 January 2017

IFI governance

Background

CSO roundtable with World Bank Group Executive Directors

Notes from a CSO roundtable with World Bank Group Executive Directors at the IMF/World Bank 2016 annual meetings.

4 October 2016 | Minutes
Bankspeak

IFI governance

Commentary

Bankspeak of the year 2016

Every year the Bretton Woods Project highlights some of the most farcical remarks of Fund and Bank staff.

31 January 2017 | Humour
IMF MD Lagarde in discussion with German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble at April 2015 G20 meeting - credit: IMF

Conditionality

Analysis

IMF “rebuked” over role in Troika and its lending to Greece, Ireland and Portugal

IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office has found the Fund’s 2010/2011 Troika lending to Greece, Ireland and Portugal fell short in terms of surveillance, design, implementation and decision making, and described controversial decisions as appearing “rubber-stamped”.

23 September 2016

IFI governance

News

IMF’s Lagarde to face trial in France

IMF’s managing director lost a July appeal to avoid trial in France over negligence while French finance minister.

23 September 2016

IFI governance

Analysis

One man, one vote, one option: World Bank set to coronate Kim for second term

The World Bank is set to reappoint president Jim Yong Kim for another five year term, despite persistent concerns from Bank staff and renewed calls for a merit-based process based on principles of transparency and diversity.

23 September 2016

IFI governance

News

World Bank appoints leaders of global practices, CAO

The World Bank has appointed 16 senior staff members to lead the global practices created as part of the Bank's restructuring process.

8 May 2014

IFI governance

News

Revolving doors: Portugal ex-minister appointed at the IMF

Former Portuguese finance minister, dubbed "fourth member of the Troika" appointed to head IMF fiscal affairs department.

31 March 2014

Knowledge

News

Lagarde - equality champion?

Lagarde discusses income inequality in UK speech and cites Oxfam paper that criticises IMF, but ignores recommendations to reduce income inequality.

27 February 2014

IFI governance

Analysis

World Bank strategy: untested innovation or more of the same?

The new World Bank Group strategy moves into the implementation stage with changes to country planning and internal structure, but critics say that little will change.

23 January 2014