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Appointment of next World Bank head

Reacting to the announcement that Robert Zoellick is stepping down as World Bank President, a global coalition of campaigners has called for an open and merit-based process to elect the next World Bank leader, and for developing countries to determine the selection.

15 February 2012 | Press release

IFI governance

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More than 100 global campaigners call for fair appointment of IMF managing director

With the resignation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a global coalition of campaigners has called for an open and merit-based process to elect the next IMF head.

23 May 2011 | Press release

IFI governance

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Campaigners demand fair selection process on Strauss-Kahn resignation

With the resignation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a global coalition of campaigners has called for an open and merit-based process to elect the next IMF head.

19 May 2011 | Press release

Finance

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Coalition demands Brown put people and the environment at the heart of fundamental reform of the int

Today, a UK coalition of 24 of the most influential trade unions, development charities, environmental groups and religious leaders wrote to the Prime Minister calling on him to put people and the environment at the heart of the international economic system. The letter was sent as Gordon Brown leaves for the G20 Summit in Washington on Saturday 15 November

14 November 2008 | Press release

IFI governance

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UK government urged to open IMF selection process after Rato

UK NGOs - including Oxfam, ActionAid, Christian Aid, the new economics foundation and the Bretton Woods Project - have called on the new UK government and its European partners to end the 63-year-old "gentlemen's agreement" that allows European governments to appoint the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund and the United States government to appoint the President of the World Bank.

28 June 2007 | Press release

IFI governance

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IMF quota reform is inadequate, reaction to IMFC communiqué

The Bretton Woods Project - a UK-based network of NGOs including Oxfam, ActionAid, Christian Aid, One World Trust and new economics foundation (nef) - called the IMF proposal to reform its voting structure completely inadequate to address the institution's problems. In reacting to the IMFC communiqu

18 September 2006 | Press release

IFI governance

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NGOs demand democracy, not tinkering at IMF

British NGOs are demanding an end to the undemocratic system by which the Fund is governed, and its replacement with a system which would be considered democratic at the country level in the 21st century.

13 July 2006 | Press release

Rights

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UK’s largest ethical bank won’t touch World Bank private sector bonds

Leading development and environment NGOs, including Christian Aid and Friends of the Earth, have today…

11 April 2006 | Press release
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Finance

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UK continues to exclude NGOs from G20 discussions

The Jubilee Debt Campaign and Bretton Woods Projects, NGOs that are part of the Put People First platform, had their accreditation for the G20 finance ministers’ meeting revoked by HM Treasury. The UK also barred two members of Put People First from attending the G20 London Summit in April with little notice.

4 September 2009 | Press release

Accountability

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Trade policy capacity-building statement

Joint Civil Society Statement Originally Prepared For Donor Pledging Meeting

25 March 2002 | Press release

Knowledge

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Anti-corruption claim filed on World Bank internet gateway

Two prominent Uruguayans today filed a claim alleging “several irregularities” in the World Bank’s Development Gateway internet initiative.

17 July 2001 | Press release
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