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Germany

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

Finance

News

Third time a charm? Fund pressured into possible return to Greece

As Eurozone countries agree a new loan package to Greece, the IMF has conceded to ‘major concessions’ instead of up front debt relief and may participate in a new programme despite its insistence that the Fund's involvement in future programmes is dependent on ‘significant debt relief’.

29 June 2016

Gender

Analysis

The IMF and Gender Equality: A Critical Analysis

The Bretton Woods Project has published a briefing providing a critical analysis of the IMF's latest work on gender equality. The briefing questions the sustainability of the Fund's new approach to gender equality and reveals that the Fund's analysis so far is limited and inconsistent with the full achievement of women's economic empowerment.

23 June 2016 | Briefing

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

Finance

News

Final IDA 17 numbers shrink under scrutiny

The release of the final IDA paper in April confirmed that IDA 17 represents a 7.7 per cent decline in IDA resources. The replenishment saw a loan of $1 billion from China and less generous lending terms for IDA borrowers.

8 May 2014

Finance

News

IDA 17 record size, but down in real terms

The World Bank’s December 2013 claim of a record IDA replenishment was undermined by lumping donor loans in with grants and a decline in real terms, while India secured transitional support.

23 January 2014
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Other news

Accountability

Background

The Syrian migration crisis

Notes from a meeting at the IMF/World Bank CSO Forum at the 2016 Spring meetings discussion the socio-economic impacts of the Syrian crisis, the outgoing flow of migration and the World Bank’s model on how to tackle these issues following its new report.

16 April 2016 | Minutes

Finance

News

UN backs sovereign debt mechanism

UN votes to adopt developing countries’ resolution on a legal framework for debt resolution, independent of creditors, including the IMF.

29 September 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

Meeting president Kim’s pledge of “no dilution” for safeguards

Minutes of a civil society meeting on upward harmonisation of World Bank safeguards during the World Bank/IMF annual meetings 2013.

13 October 2013 | Minutes

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

Finance

Background

Civil society meeting with German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development and Liberian Min

Minutes from meeting: The agenda of the Development Committee and Africa as a focal point for growth and responsibility, with Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany and Antoinette M. Sayeh, Minister of Finance, Republic of Liberia.

16 April 2007 | Minutes

Rights

News

Bank directors bound by rights obligations

A report by a coalition of German NGOs finds that Germany extra-territorial obligations extend to its role in multilateral development banks.

31 January 2007
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