IMF senior staff blog about the IMF’s controversial approach to debt sustainability, but their approach continues to disproportionately burden countries with repayment while bailing out private lenders and speculators.
The Bretton Woods Project's review of the most important developments at the World Bank and IMF in 2016.
The World Bank has announced funding for the controversial Southern Gas Corridor, while exiting two other high profile but problematic megaprojects, Inga 3 in Democratic Republic of Congo and Simandou in Guinea.
The World Bank's IDA18 replenishment raised $75 billion, with increased reliance on capital markets and launched new $2.5 billion private sector window through IFC and MIGA.
UN High Level Panel on women’s economic empowerment publishes flagship report, civil society expressed concerns macroeconomic perspectives are lacking, despite Bank and Fund being on the panel.
This Inside the Institutions looks at the World Bank's Independent Evaluation Group, including how it is structured and the different elements of the evaluation process.
Every year the Bretton Woods Project highlights some of the most farcical remarks of Fund and Bank staff.
Report finds Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) are not doing enough to eliminate the risk of public money being complicit in tax avoidance schemes.
The Bretton Woods Project's selection of the best books, reports and other resources on the World Bank and IMF from 2016.
World Bank appoints new General Counsel while civil society watches for change in approach on human rights.
New IMF loan programme to Jordan agreed with gendered conditions, while civil society express concerns about human rights and impacts on the lives of women.
Civil society has called on the World Bank to terminate its Enabling the Business of Agriculture initiative.
Notes of a UK CSO meeting with DFID on the annual meetings and the IDA process 23 September 2016.
Notes from a side event at the IMF/World Bank 2016 annual meetings on the role of management in ensuring development banks responds appropriately to community complaints.
Notes from a side event on implementation of the new World Bank environmental and social framework, which took place during the World Bank-IMF 2016 annual meetings.
Notes from a side event at the IMF/World Bank 2016 annual meetings launching a new report on bonds issuance in Nigeria, Zambia and Ghana, followed by a panel discussion on government bonds as a debt issue.