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BOOKS Enforcing the rules in a global economy: The emergence of structural conditionality in the…
The Doing Business Report 2019 criticised by civil society over its promotion of deregulation and low business tax.
Isabel Alvarez and Ella Hopkins join the Bretton Woods Project as Communications Manager and Gender Project Officer, respectively
Request for critical IMF and World Bank resources of 2017.
This Inside the Institutions looks at the Doing Business report and retraces key steps in its history and development, explains how ratings are calculated and outlines some of the main criticisms regarding its methodology and ideological background.
A recent ILO publication finds major methodological flaws in reserach papers that the IMF used to justify the weakening of labour regulation.
World Bank publishes minor changes to its Doing Business report, addressing only one of the criticisms of an independent panel review while activists continue to highlight the damage done by the rankings.
Sponsors: EURODAD, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), International Working Group on Trade-Finance Linkages Panelists: Natalia Speer…
Poland has taken public control of a World-Bank-promoted private-asset-managed pension scheme which was causing huge losses, but the Bank continues to deny blame.
Civil society organisations react to the latest Doing Business Report and call for reforms.