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IMF Board of Governors, Bali, Indonesia, 2018

IFI governance

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IMF and World Bank decision-making and governance

This Inside the Institutions looks at decision-making and governance structures at the IMF and World Bank.

7 April 2020 | Inside the institutions

Accountability

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Consultant for funders scoping (CLOSED)

Counter Balance and Bretton Woods Project are looking for a consultant to undertake a funders scoping for both organisations.

18 March 2020 | Recruitment
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Knowledge

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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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IFI governance

Analysis

Bretton Woods at 75 and the future of multilateralism conference

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.

28 October 2019 | Minutes

IFI governance

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What is the ‘gentleman’s agreement’?

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?

23 July 2019 | FAQ

WB/IMF roles

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What are the main criticisms of the World Bank and the IMF?

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.

4 June 2019 | FAQ

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What are the Bretton Woods Institutions?

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.

1 January 2019 | FAQ

Finance

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IMF surveillance

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

6 December 2018 | Inside the institutions
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Other news

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Special Drawing Rights

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.

11 May 2020 | Glossary

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Contact us

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23 April 2020

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Staff profiles

Information about the experience that staff bring to the Bretton Woods Project.

15 January 2020 | Project news

Social services

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Leveraging Private Sector Engagement in Health: Maximizing or Obstructing Progress towards Universal Health Coverage?

Notes from CSPF on 18 October on the growing trend of directing public finance to support business in healthcare.

1 November 2019 | Minutes

Gender

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Advancing a feminist approach to women's economic inequality

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum panel event on 16 October on women's economic inequality and macroeconomic policy.

15 November 2019 | Minutes

Environment

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World Bank Group Paris Alignment: Governance & private sector participation in the energy sector

Notes from a Civil Society Policy Forum event on 16 October.

1 November 2019 | Minutes

Gender

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Cutting to the core: Rethinking the IMF’s way of doing business to tackle gender inequalities

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum panel event on 17 October on the IMF’s approach to gender.

28 October 2019 | Minutes

Environment

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The IMF & climate change: Can the Fund help countries avoid a ‘climate Minsky moment’?

Notes from the Civil Society Policy Forum event on 18 October on the role of the IMF in tackling climate risk.

28 October 2019 | Minutes
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