WTO

Conditionality

News

UN says World Bank and IMF “bound by international law”

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.

21 November 2005

Accountability

News

IFI ‘aid for trade’ carrot ahead of Hong Kong trade summit

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.

21 November 2005

IFI governance

News

Report on multi-stakeholder consultations on systemic issues

Hosted by the New Rules for Global Finance coalition, this meeting summarised the findings of…

24 September 2005

IFI governance

News

WB parliamentary network meeting

The sixth annual conference of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank will be held 21 - 23 October in Helsinki, Finland.

14 September 2005

IFI governance

News

Transparency charter for IFIs

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.

12 September 2005

Rights

News

The G8, the World Bank and the IMF: Debt, aid and trade implications

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.

12 July 2005

Accountability

News

Interim report on the evaluation of the Integrated Framework

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.

6 August 2003

Trade

Analysis

Harmonisation and coherence: White knights or Trojan horses?

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.

30 July 2003 | At Issue

IFI governance

News

The politics of multilateral institutions

A new book by two researchers at the University of Oslo describes the structure and decision-making processes of multilateral institutions.

26 May 2003

Accountability

News

“Parliamentary Front” on IFIs

Members of the Brazilian parliament have called on their colleagues to form a parliamentary front on IFIs and the national banking system.

26 May 2003

Accountability

News

Update on the Integrated Framework

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.

26 May 2003

Conditionality

News

Circling the wagons: World Bank-IMF-WTO coherence

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.

26 May 2003