This Inside the Institutions provides an overview of how the Bank’s systems are designed to operate.
Leadership of the IMF and World Bank has been guided by a historical 'gentleman's agreement' between Europe and the United States. What does this agreement entail? And how could it be reformed?
This Inside the Institutions looks at decision-making and governance structures at the IMF and World Bank.
Counter Balance and Bretton Woods Project are looking for a consultant to undertake a funders scoping for both organisations.
The Bretton Woods Project's selection of the best books, reports and other resources on the World Bank and IMF from 2019.
On 21 October the Georgetown University Law CAROLA, BWP and the Bank Information Center hosted a one-day conference entitled Bretton Woods at 75 and the future of multilateralism.
The IMF and World Bank continue to be amongst the most relevant and significant powerful norm-setters, convenors, knowledge-holders and influencers of the international development and financial landscape. This Inside the Institutions sets-out some of the most common criticisms of the World Bank and IMF under three broad lenses: democratic governance, human rights and the environment.
The Bretton Woods Institutions are the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). They were set up at a meeting of 43 countries in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, USA in July 1944. Their aims were to help rebuild the shattered postwar economy and to promote international economic cooperation.
The IMF provides various types of loans to member governments. This background article explains how IMF lending works and sets out the differences between the main types of IMF lending.
Notes from the virtual Civil Society Policy Forum at the 2020 World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings 5 October session on the World Bank's 'Maximizing Finance for Development' and the Covid-19 response.
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum Session on 2 October.
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 1 October.
Notes from Civil Society Policy Forum at the 2020 IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings 29 September session on corruption and Covid-19 recovery.
Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum session on 28 September.
Notes from the virtual Civil Society Policy Forum 28 September Session at the IMF and World Bank 2020 Annual Meetings on Covid-19 and debt.
The SDR is an international reserve asset, created by the IMF in 1969 to supplement its member countries’ official reserves. It serves as the unit of account of the IMF and some other international organisations, including the World Bank, and based on five currencies—the US dollar, the euro, the Japanese yen, the British pound sterling and, from 2016, the Chinese renminbi.