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IFI governance

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Video of resistance to World Bank

The World Bank Campaign Europe in conjunction with the Indian Permanent Peoples' Tribunal held a public hearing on the World Bank in October.

1 February 2008

Rights

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Special issue coming up next!

For the next issue of the Bretton Woods Update we launch a new trial initiative to bring you broader insights into the international financial institutions.

1 February 2008

Rights

Commentary

Whoever loses, the Bank always wins

The World Bank developed its campaign to 'combat' climate change through curbing carbon emissions from deforestation in tropical countries, but nobody noticed that the Bank, through its lending and development policies, has been promoting deforestation in tropical countries like Indonesia.

1 February 2008 | Guest comment

IFI governance

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Public campaigns to reform IDA

In Europe, Asia and the United States, civil society has campaigned for reform of the World Bank through the replenishment process of the International Development Association.

4 December 2007

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Activists torpedo IMF deal in Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s caretaker government, which has been in power since a political crisis over elections in late 2006, has faced controversy over its negotiations with the IMF for a new programme following the end of Bangladesh’s PRGF in June.

5 October 2007

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Upcoming conferences and events

Upcoming conferences and events

2 July 2007

Rights

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IFIwatchnet relaunched

In May, IFIwatchnet, an online portal that connects organisations worldwide which are monitoring international financial institutions, relaunched with a new interface, a site redesign, and a wiki.

2 July 2007

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Muchas gracias por su apoyo!

Muchas gracias por su apoyo!

19 February 2007

Rights

Commentary

Good governance or bad practices?

Maria Clara Couto Soares of ActionAid Brazil and Joy Chavez of Focus on the Global South reflect on their mistreatment at the hands of the Singaporean authorities at the 2006 World Bank-IMF annual meetings.

23 November 2006 | Guest comment

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World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2006

The annual meetings of the World Bank and the IMF in Singapore faced controversy over the ‘blacklisting’ of civil society participants.

20 September 2006