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.
Despite their popularity, PPPs have a very bad track record of delivering cost-effective investment for governments, and pose additional and serious problems by reducing transparency and accountability.
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.
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.
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.
The IMF rings more warnings about the costs of having an oversized financial sector, but fails to recommend stronger controls on the banking sector.
The Bretton Woods Project Steering Group meets on a regular basis to advise and review Project activities.
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.
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Notes of a meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Melanie Robinson on 22 September 2017.
Notes of a UK CSO meeting with DFID on the annual meetings and the IDA process 23 September 2016.
Notes of a meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Melanie Robinson 21 July 2016.
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The Bretton Woods Project is recruiting a research officer focussing on gender and development and IFIs.
Notes of a meeting with World Bank executive director Gwen Hines in October 2014.
UN votes to adopt developing countries’ resolution on a legal framework for debt resolution, independent of creditors, including the IMF.