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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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2 February 2022 | Resource

Recommended resources on the World Bank and IMF 2021

Bretton Woods Project publishes its selection of the best books, reports and other resources on the World Bank and IMF from 2021.

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9 March 2021 | Resource

Recommended resources on the World Bank and IMF 2020

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22 January 2020 | Resource

Recommended resources on the World Bank and IMF 2019

The Bretton Woods Project's selection of the best books, reports and other resources on the World Bank and IMF from 2019.

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1 February 2019 | Resource

Recommended resources on the World Bank and IMF 2018

The Bretton Woods Project's selection of the best books, reports and other resources on the World Bank and IMF from 2018.

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6 December 2017

Call for critical resources on World Bank and IMF for 2017

Request for critical IMF and World Bank resources of 2017.

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3 July 2017 | Inside the institutions

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.

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11 April 2014 | Minutes

The future of Doing Business

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4 October 2013 | Inside the institutions

IMF forecasting models

Forecasting models are crucial to how the Fund performs its role as lender and global economic monitor, but the assumptions underpinning these models are frequently derided as unrealistic.

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3 October 2013 | Project news

New style, same substance: Project communications launch

Bretton Woods Project launches new communications including new publications and a redesigned website.

Latest articles on this issue

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It’s just the tip of the iceberg: civil society organisations call for an overhaul of the World Bank following the Doing Business Report scandal

More than 140 CSO groups and individuals call on the World Bank to focus on grappling with the harms caused by its undemocratic governance structure and biased publications like the Doing Business Report, and to take measures to decolonise the institution.

19 April 2022 | Letters

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Global civil society achieves significant victory as World Bank discontinues contentious Doing Business Report

Significant victory for global civil society and movements as World Bank ends Doing Business Report

22 September 2021

Private Sector

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World Bank’s re-labelled Business Enabling Environment Project does little to address substantial flaws of Doing Business Report

Civil society calls for urgent evaluation of Doing Business impacts as the World Bank announces a rebranded Business Enabling Environment Project, failing to address underlying issues.

6 April 2022

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Recommended resources on the World Bank and IMF 2021

Bretton Woods Project publishes its selection of the best books, reports and other resources on the World Bank and IMF from 2021.

2 February 2022 | Resource

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Death of Doing Business Report greatly exaggerated as World Bank announces rebranding plans

World Bank announces relaunch of Doing Business Report in approximately two years.

9 December 2021
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Recommended resources on the World Bank and IMF 2020

REPORTS  1.       World Bank and IMF Covid-19 response: Covid-19 crisis: IMF told countries…

9 March 2021 | Resource

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Doing Business Report to be published after temporary suspension over data irregularities

World Bank plans to publish latest DBR in March and undertake an external review of the report’s methodology.

23 March 2021

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As World Bank pauses Doing Business Report, pressure mounts for it to be permanently scrapped

Civil society, trade unions and academics call for permanent end of Doing Business Report as World Bank suspends its publication due to data irregularities.

6 October 2020
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Recommended resources on the World Bank and IMF 2019

The Bretton Woods Project's selection of the best books, reports and other resources on the World Bank and IMF from 2019.

22 January 2020 | Resource

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Ease of Doing Business – what does it conceal?

As India has risen in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business rankings, it has seen other key development indicators slip.

12 December 2019 | At Issue