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Rights

Analysis

6 December 2018

World Bank’s vision of work leaves it isolated from the international community

World Bank's vision of the changing nature of work clashes with the feminist community, civil society, trade unions and international organisations.

Rights

Commentary

6 December 2018 | Comment

World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings marred by clampdown on People’s Global Conference

Clampdown on civil society leaves stain on this year’s Annual Meetings, as global civic space is increasingly under threat

Gender

Analysis

6 December 2018 | Guest analysis

Bretton Woods Institutions’ instrumental gender approach ignores structural elephant in the room

IMF and World Bank continue to undermine gender equality through bulk of macroeconomic policy advice.

Accountability

News

6 December 2018

Civil society apprehensive as World Bank launches new Environmental and Social Framework

Despite years of preparation, civil society organisations remain unconvinced that reform of Bank’s safeguards has been for the better

Finance

Analysis

6 December 2018

The IMF in Argentina: Can an old dog learn new tricks?

As IMF increases Argentina loan, its policies continue to ignore root causes of crisis with predictable impacts for Argentinians

Finance

Background

6 December 2018

IMF surveillance

This Inside the Institutions looks at IMF surveillance and explores its role in influencing countries' macroeconomic policies .

Knowledge

News

6 December 2018

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.

Social services

News

6 December 2018

IMF and World Bank’s support for privatisation condemned by UN expert

A new UN report shines light on how IMF and World Bank support for privatisation contributes to the elimination of human rights

Environment

News

6 December 2018

As climate crisis bites, World Bank further distances itself from coal

International Finance Corporation announced new ‘green equity’ policy to encourage financial intermediaries to divest from coal, while Bank pulled plug on mooted Kosovo coal project.

IFI governance

News

6 December 2018

IMF quota reforms: The fight for democratic governance continues

Uneven votes shares and global power imbalances shape the IMF voting shares, as it prepares to shake up its voting quotas

IFI governance

Commentary

6 December 2018 | Humour

Bank and Fun(d) speak of the year: 12 days of Christmas – an ode to the World Bank & IMF’s 2018

At the end of every year, the Bretton Woods Project highlights some of the most farcical remarks of Fund and World Bank staff. This time, it’s set to music.

IFI governance

News

6 December 2018

IMF appoints Gita Gopinath as its first female chief economist

IMF's new chief economist views on exchange rates considered unorthodox