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Call for critical resources on World Bank and IMF for 2017

6 December 2017

Every year, the Bretton Woods Project publishes a selection of recommended critical resources on the World Bank and IMF (see Recommended Resources for 2016 and 2015). If you have suggestions of films, books, reports and papers published in 2017 that would be useful to our readership and community, please let us know using the subject line, ‘2017 resources’ at info@brettonwoodsproject.org .

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Recommended resources on the World Bank and IMF: 2018

BOOKS Enforcing the rules in a global economy: The emergence of structural conditionality in the…

1 February 2019

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Doing Business 2019: World Bank’s tunnel vision obscures calls for reform

The Doing Business Report 2019 criticised by civil society over its promotion of deregulation and low business tax.

6 December 2018

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Isabel Alvarez and Ella Hopkins join the Bretton Woods Project

Isabel Alvarez and Ella Hopkins join the Bretton Woods Project as Communications Manager and Gender Project Officer, respectively

27 September 2018

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Call for critical resources on World Bank and IMF for 2017

Request for critical IMF and World Bank resources of 2017.

6 December 2017

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World Bank’s Doing Business report

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.

3 July 2017 | Inside the institutions

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ILO paper questions IMF research on labour market reforms

A recent ILO publication finds major methodological flaws in reserach papers that the IMF used to justify the weakening of labour regulation.

27 June 2014

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Business as usual: World Bank rejects Doing Business reforms

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.

20 June 2014

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The future of Doing Business

Sponsors: EURODAD, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), International Working Group on Trade-Finance Linkages Panelists: Natalia Speer…

11 April 2014 | Minutes

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Poland reverses World Bank-promoted pension scheme

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.

31 March 2014

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Civil society reacts to 2014 World Bank Doing Business report

Civil society organisations react to the latest Doing Business Report and call for reforms.

2 December 2013