In late August the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the IMF issued a list of possible topics for future evaluations of the IMF and invited input from civil society and external stakeholders. The IEO, which has recently issued scathing critiques of the IMF’s conditionality and governance (see Update 59, 61), will pick two topics for evaluations in the coming year from a shortlist that includes issues of IMF surveillance, forecasting, inflation and reserves advice, internal governance, and collaboration with other international organisations. The IEO is currently working on evaluations of the IMF’s research and its performance in the run-up to the financial and economic crisis.
New BWP briefing offers critical gender analysis of World Bank lending instrument to borrowing countries.
At 75, the World Bank and IMF face a crisis of multilateralism in no small part of their own making as failed economic policies have resulted in skepticism of the international order they helped to create.
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