In January, Moises Schwartz of Mexico took over the position of director of the IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office (IEO). Schwartz replaces Canadian Thomas Bernes, who moved to the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Canada. Schwartz, a macroeconomist, served most recently as the director of the National Commission for Retirement Savings in Mexico. Prior to that he was an executive director representing Mexico at the IMF. He has worked as the chief of staff to the Mexican finance minister under centre-right president Vicente Fox, as well as at the Banco de Mexico, where he argued for the central bank to implement an inflation-targeting regime.
World Bank & IMF in the news
This briefing explains how the IMF and World Bank have driven the financialisation of MENA states, and the pervasive negative effects this has had on the region’s societies and economies.
Joint civil society briefing paper highlights concerns with the World Bank’s Evolution Roadmap, and provides a series of recommendations for a Roadmap that prioritises people, participation and the planet over profit and economic growth.