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Accountability

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Independent evaluations continue to lack traction at IMF

Expert panel publishes third external evaluation of IMF's accountability mechanism, finding impact of independent evaluations lacking

26 September 2018
Peacekeepers patrol Haiti during elections.

Accountability

News

IEO fragility report: IMF less concerned with “making a real difference on the ground”

IEO produces fragility evaluation on IMF and finds major staff incentive issues and other concerns, questioning Fund's credibility of its commitments in this area.

23 July 2018

IFI governance

Analysis

Spring Meetings 2018 Preamble: Despite favourable growth trends, World Bank and IMF's attempts to tackle debt and inequality remain elusive

On the ten-year anniversary of the financial crisis, the World Bank and IMF have much to ponder ahead of the upcoming 2018 Spring Meetings.

11 April 2018

Rights

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IEO finds IMF follows "nebulous standard" on social protection engagement

IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office published evaluation on IMF and social protection and found that the IMF’s targeting approach does not ‘mesh well’ with UN’s human-rights-based approach.

27 September 2017
The Coalition for Human and Rights and Development and #RaiseTheMic protested outside the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, DC April 2016. Credit: International Accountability Project

IFI governance

Analysis

The Bank and the IMF in 2016: year in review

The Bretton Woods Project's review of the most important developments at the World Bank and IMF in 2016.

17 February 2017

Conditionality

Analysis

IMF “rebuked” over role in Troika and its lending to Greece, Ireland and Portugal

IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office has found the Fund’s 2010/2011 Troika lending to Greece, Ireland and Portugal fell short in terms of surveillance, design, implementation and decision making, and described controversial decisions as appearing “rubber-stamped”.

23 September 2016

IFI governance

Analysis

IMF governance: one step forward, one step back

Reform to the IMF’s voting shares shifts some power to emerging countries, but the institution’s leadership selection process remains opaque and undemocratic.

8 February 2016

Finance

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Eye on the prize - the Greek debt sustainability question

Despite heated debates about the consequences of Syriza’s win in Greece and the IMF's stance on debt reduction, the question of debt sustainability remains central to the country’s economic future.

2 February 2015
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Rights

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CSOs express concern about IMF’s “strongly divergent” social protection approach

Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors submits letter to the IMF expressing concerns about impacts of Fund's policies on social protection.

6 December 2017

Accountability

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IEO request for input in future evaluations

The IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) is requesting input on topics for its future evaluations.

3 July 2017

Accountability

Background

Independent evaluation at the IMF: Role, recent work and future agenda

Notes from 2017 World Bank and IMF spring meetings session of IEO and its future work programme,

21 April 2017 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Recommended resources on the World Bank and IMF 2016

The Bretton Woods Project's selection of the best books, reports and other resources on the World Bank and IMF from 2016.

2 February 2017 | Resource

Conditionality

Background

IMF and World Bank’s Influence on Economic Policy Making in Developing Countries

Notes from a meeting at the IMF/World Bank CSO Forum at the 2016 Spring meetings, evaluating how well the World Bank and IMF have done on respecting the country ownership principle ten years after its international acceptance.

16 April 2016 | Minutes

IFI governance

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IEO report criticises IMF policy recommendations

Independent Evaluation Office October report on the IMF's response to the financial and economic crisis criticises the Fund's recommended monetary and fiscal policy advice.

20 November 2014

Accountability

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IEO technical assistance review reveals outstanding issues

IEO update of a previous 2005 evaluation on IMF technical assistance reveals outstanding issues.

9 May 2014

IFI governance

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IEO announces new evaluation on IMF crisis response

The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) announces new evaluation on the IMF's response to the global financial crisis

2 December 2013
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