The international financial system’s reliance upon credit ratings – usually based on dubious premises – needs urgent rethinking.
Analysis of this year's World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings: With international response to Covid-19 mired in geopolitical manoeuverings and resistance to systemic change, calls for alternatives grow.
This Inside the Institutions provides an overview of how the Bank’s systems are designed to operate.
World Bank Staff Association's call for permanent cancellation of Spring Meetings and its CSPF raises long-standing concerns about the need for improved civil society engagement by the Bank and Fund.
Analysis of the Development Committee communiqué published on 17 April.
World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings take place amid a global health emergency which experts estimate could result in millions of deaths.
Ghana left with $250 million bill for unused gas in 2019 primarily due to ‘take or pay’ clause in Bank-supported PPP contract.
This Inside the Institutions looks at decision-making and governance structures at the IMF and World Bank.
CSOs express concerns at congressional hearing about pending IFC capital increase.
US Congress yet to approve World Bank’s proposed capital increase agreed in 2018.
Notes from a meeting with the UK World Bank Executive Director on 6 July 2018.
World Bank board to formalise contentious general capital increase at October Annual Meetings
Notes of a meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Melanie Robinson on 19 March 2018.
In October, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced the appointment of Kristalina Georgieva as chief executive officer of IBRD and IDA.
The Bretton Woods Project's selection of the best books, reports and other resources on the World Bank and IMF from 2016.
Forced labour victim and human rights defenders have filed a complaint with CAO, alleging that IFC knowingly finances a company benefiting from forced labour.