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France

La directora gerente del FMI, Christine Lagarde, fue hallada culpable por el tribunal francés en circunstancias atenuantes. Crédito: MercoPress

Accountability

News

IMF managing director found guilty of “negligence”, remains at IMF

French court finds IMF managing director Lagarde guilty of “negligence in dealing with public funds” when she was finance minister in 2008, however no fine or sentence was imposed.

31 January 2017

Rights

News

World Bank safeguards review: “human rights-free zone”

A UN special rapporteur, CSOs and donor countries have critiqued the lack of human rights in the World Bank's draft new environmental and social framework, as the consultation process has continued to be fraught with difficulty.

10 February 2016

Environment

Analysis

Climate Investment Funds Monitor 12

New edition of the Bretton Woods Project's biannual Climate Investment Fund (CIFs) Monitor, published to coincide with the World Bank-hosted CIFs committee meetings.

4 November 2015

Environment

Analysis

Climate Investment Funds Monitor 11

New edition of the Bretton Woods Project's biannual Climate Investment Fund (CIFs) Monitor, published to coincide with the World-Bank hosted CIFs committee meetings.

6 May 2015

IFI governance

Commentary

Bankspeak of the year 2013

The Bretton Woods Project awards the most comical use of words by members of staff at the World Bank and IMF in 2013.

23 January 2014 | Humour
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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

Conditionality

News

World Bank and IMF prepare Tunisia loan programmes

As the IMF initiates negotiations with Tunisia, concerns have been expressed that renewed reforms will not be inclusive or target deep-seated economic and social issues.

5 April 2016

Finance

Background

Financial tremors in developing countries: is another earthquake on the way?

Aldo Caliari Monetary policy changes in rich world are now starting – the reversal of…

11 April 2014

IFI governance

Background

CSO roundtable with World Bank Group executive directors

Sponsor: World Bank Group Panelists:  Merza Hassan (Executive Director for Kuwait, and Dean of the…

8 April 2014

IFI governance

Background

World Bank executive directors roundtable with CSOs

Tuesday 8 October 2013 Panelists: •    Merza Hassan (WB Executive Director for Kuwait and Dean…

8 October 2013 | Minutes

Finance

News

Financial transactions tax: IMF at odds with Europe

The IMF has put itself out of step with Europe on the issue of financial transaction taxes.

3 October 2013

Accountability

News

French police raid Lagarde home

French police searched the Paris apartment of IMF managing director Christine Lagarde in late March as part of an investigation over the way Lagarde, as French minister of finance, handled the compensation settlement of French millionaire Bernard Tapie.

3 April 2013

IFI governance

News

WB/IMF at European Social Forum

Activities on IFIs during the European Social Forum included a workshop on the Asian Development Bank and one on the role of Europe at the Bank and the IMF to counter US dominance.

24 November 2003
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