Bold statements made by the UN special rapporteur on the right to food argue that international law is binding on organisations such as the World Bank, IMF and WTO.
Details of the BWIs aid for trade package were unveiled at the annual meetings, as officials turned up the pressure to reach a deal at the upcoming trade summit in Hong Kong.
Hosted by the New Rules for Global Finance coalition, this meeting summarised the findings of…
The sixth annual conference of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank will be held 21 - 23 October in Helsinki, Finland.
The Global Transparency Initiative will be holding a three-month consultation starting 28 September, on a draft charter of transparency principles which the international financial institutions should uphold.
At their 6 - 8 July summit in Gleneagles Scotland, G8 leaders tasked the World Bank and the IMF with much of the follow-up on their commitments on debt reduction, increased aid and fairer trade.
Interim report of evaluator Capra International to the heads of agencies of the Integrated Framework for trade-related technical assistance 10 July 2003 in Washington.
In recent months, the World Bank has been leading the charge to increase the harmonisation of donor policies and further coherence between the Bank, the IMF and the WTO.
A new book by two researchers at the University of Oslo describes the structure and decision-making processes of multilateral institutions.
Members of the Brazilian parliament have called on their colleagues to form a parliamentary front on IFIs and the national banking system.
The Integrated Framework for Technical Assistance to the Least Developed Countries (IF) is a multi-agency initiative to coordinate national ministries, donors and multilateral agencies in the provision of trade-related capacity building.
The heads of the World Bank and IMF spoke to the General Council - the highest-level decision-making body of the World Trade Organisation - on 13 May on the benefits of increasing coherence between their respective agencies. Civil society groups counter that the use of the word 'coherence' is a ruse designed to bring countries in line with a set of flawed economic policies.