WTO

Finance

News

World Bank and IMF roles debated at development finance summit

The Fourth Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) meeting for the UN international Financing for Development (FfD) conference (to be held in March in Monterrey, Mexico) has just concluded in New York, with the endorsement of the so-called “Monterrey Consensus” document by all participants. This document “Confronting the Challenges of Financing for Development: A Global Response”, covers the issues acknowledged in the Zedillo report.

25 March 2002

Trade

News

WTO rejects Africans’ request for study of SAP effects before more tariff cuts

The proposal by seven African countries that the World Trade Organisation (WTO study the impacts of trade liberalisation measures imposed by structural adjustment programmes (SAPs) before launching another round of tariff-cutting negotiations has been ignored.

17 January 2002

Conditionality

Analysis

Bank and Fund watchers must watch WTO

As the World Bank and the IMF inch closer towards streamlining their policies with those of the WTO, and vice-versa, a Bretton Woods Briefing discusses why Bank and Fund watchers should keep a close eye on the WTO negotiations (November 2001) .

1 January 2002 | Briefings

Trade

News

More WTO-World Bank-IMF cooperation on trade

The draft Ministerial Declaration for the World Trade Organisation’s Doha Meeting in November calls for the WTO to cooperate more closely with the World Bank and IMF.

2 November 2001

Trade

News

Crisis or Opportunity? The International Financial Institutions and civil society in a new political

In the aftermath of the tragic events in the United States on 11 September, civil society groups have been discussing their causes and likely impacts.

2 November 2001

Conditionality

News

UN report proposes new global institutions

A major policy report has been produced with proposals for the Financing for Development summit to be held next March 2002 in Monterrey, Mexico.

10 September 2001

Knowledge

News

Knowledge Bank takes on trade, but credibility questioned

Whilst the World Bank continues to develop its strategy to emphasise “global public goods” and its role as a “knowledge bank”, an increasing number of people are questioning its premises.

5 April 2001

Knowledge

News

World Bank to “intensify” work on trade

Summary of key points in “Leveraging Trade for Development: World Bank Role”

5 April 2001

Rights

News

Seattle remembered at IMF protests

Activists and NGOs in Washington marked the first anniversary of the Seattle-WTO protests by holding a counter-reception outside the IMF’s headquarters during the formal opening of its new visitor center.

12 December 2000

Accountability

News

World Bank, WTO Links Strengthened

Developing countries’ exports, particularly agriculture and textiles, should have comprehensive and predictable duty-and quota-free access to rich countries markets if they are to benefit from outward-oriented reforms, concluded the Development Committee.

14 June 2000

Rights

News

Contesting Global Governance: Multilateral Economic Institutions And Global Social Movements

The first full-length study of relations between social movements and the IMF, the World Bank and the WTO has just been published.

14 June 2000

Finance

News

UN Finance for development conference

It has been agreed that a high level United Nations meeting on Finance for Development will be held in 2001 involving political decision-makers at least at the ministerial level.

15 April 2000