IFI governance


WB IMF Spring Meetings 2002

25 May 2002

The World Bank-IMF Development Committee and the IMF‘s International Monetary and Financial Committee got together in Washington to discuss progress on the work of the Bank and Fund, attracting the attention of civil society actors from around the globe. The Institutions focused on several issues for discussion, including the effectiveness of development assistance, implementation of the agreements reached in Monterrey, education and MDB collaboration and reform. Peaceful demonstrations in the streets of Washington numbering over 100,000 dispelled any rumours that nationalist sentiment would deter protesters. The next issue of the Bretton Woods Update will contain analysis of the outcomes of the meetings.

WB IMF Links:

Schedule of WB/IMF events

WB and IMF Discussions with Civil Society Organizations

Development Committee Report on the review of PRSPs (PDF) Financing for Development: Implementing the Monterrey Consensus (PDF)

UK Government’s paper on the spring meetings

NGO Links:

Anti-IMF protests sweep developing world, States of unrest II report from World Development Movement

Oxfam Education Report

Private Sector Development – Pro-poor, or merely poor service delivery?, Eurodad

Hazardous to Health: The World Bank and IMF in Africa Africa Action Position Paper, Africa Action

From the Bretton Woods Update:

Development finance summit a fiasco


School doors pushed open, 22 April, The Guardian

The challenge of world poverty, 22 April, The Economist

Description of the demonstrations, 22 April, Indymedia

IMF chief more optimistic on world economy, 18 April, FT

IMF sees growth slip in Africa, 18 April, BBC News