Seventy-five years after their founding, the World Bank and IMF held their Annual Meetings amidst heightened fears of another global financial crisis.
World Bank’s new draft FCV strategy fails to detail how Bank will address negative impacts of its orthodox policies on drivers of conflict.
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.
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.
Analysis of the Development Committee communiqué released on 13 October at the World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings in Nusa Dua, Bali.
Analysis of the G24 communiqué, issued on 11 October at the 2018 World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings in Nusa Dua, Bali.
IEG critiques of Bank operations in FCS gain relevance as stakeholders push Bank to increase lending.
New IEG report raises questions about the Bank’s ability to use findings from evaluations to inform its operations.
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.
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.