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Finance

Analysis

The Bretton Woods Institutions and the second crisis of multilateralism

At 75, the World Bank and IMF face a crisis of multilateralism in no small part of their own making as failed economic policies have resulted in skepticism of the international order they helped to create.

30 July 2019 | At Issue

IFI governance

Analysis

Annual Meetings Wrap-up: 'Headwinds' overshadow Bali holiday

Despite the idyllic setting and notwithstanding recent global growth, the 2018 World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings took place in a context of apprehension, which seemed unmatched by forceful action.

16 October 2018

IFI governance

Analysis

Development Committee communiqué analysis – Autumn 2018

Analysis of the Development Committee communiqué released on 13 October at the World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings in Nusa Dua, Bali.

16 October 2018
Meetings of the G24 in Bali, Annuals 2018

IFI governance

Analysis

G24 communiqué analysis - Annual Meetings 2018

Analysis of the G24 communiqué, issued on 11 October at the 2018 World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings in Nusa Dua, Bali.

16 October 2018
Members of the Afghan National Army search a road for improvised explosive devices.

Accountability

Analysis

Fragile, handle with care: The World Bank’s approach to FCS questioned

IEG critiques of Bank operations in FCS gain relevance as stakeholders push Bank to increase lending.

27 September 2018
Earth Environment Warming Global Pollution Nature

IFI governance

Analysis

IEG findings cast doubt on Bank's ability to deliver on general capital increase

New IEG report raises questions about the Bank’s ability to use findings from evaluations to inform its operations.

22 July 2018

IFI governance

Analysis

Development Committee communiqué analysis - Spring 2018

Analysis of the Development Committee communiqué issued on 21 April, from the 2018 World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings, Washington DC.

24 April 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
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Other news

Accountability

News

IFC capital increase not a priority for US Congress

US Congress yet to approve World Bank’s proposed capital increase agreed in 2018.

30 July 2019

IFI governance

Background

UK civil society meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Melanie Robinson

Notes from a meeting with the UK World Bank Executive Director on 6 July 2018.

28 August 2018 | Minutes

IFI governance

News

World Bank general capital increase to be formalised in October

World Bank board to formalise contentious general capital increase at October Annual Meetings

27 July 2018

IFI governance

Background

UK civil society meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Melanie Robinson

Notes of a meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Melanie Robinson on 19 March 2018.

14 May 2018 | Minutes

IFI governance

News

World Bank appoints Georgieva as CEO of IBRD and IDA

In October, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced the appointment of Kristalina Georgieva as chief executive officer of IBRD and IDA.

3 July 2017

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

Rights

News

Complaint lodged for forced labour in IFC-funded project in Uzbekistan

Forced labour victim and human rights defenders have filed a complaint with CAO, alleging that IFC knowingly finances a company benefiting from forced labour.

26 September 2016

Infrastructure

News

New report highlights lack of MDB spending on energy access for the poor

A new report by Sierra Club and Oil Change International highlights the need for MDBs to establish criteria for energy access for the poor within their energy portfolios in order to achieve the goal of universal energy access by 2030.

12 November 2014
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