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World Bank, NGOs clash at roundtable on odious debt

A recent roundtable meeting shows that some progress has been made in official understanding of odious debt, but that the World Bank is remaining very cautious on the topic.

26 September 2008

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The Bank of the South: the search for an alternative to IFIs

Despite the political victory of transformative forces in South America, differences of opinion over the direction of the Bank of the South, a new regional development bank, may slow progress towards developing an autonomous alternative to the World Bank and IMF-dominated international financial architecture.

26 September 2008

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Dutch conference on the future of the Bank

A conference hosted by the Dutch ministry of foreign affairs and the World Bank July 12-13 in Amsterdam will bring together officials and researchers to discuss "the challenges faced by the Bank in delivering its long-term strategic priorities".

17 June 2008

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Lots of rhetoric, few specifics: DFID defends its policy on the World Bank

The UK's Department for International Development (DFID) has sheepishly defended itself in its government response to the International Development Committee's (IDC) report DFID and the World Bank.

22 May 2008

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El Proyecto Bretton Woods agradece su apoyo a las/los lectores

thank you to all readers who made financial contributions to the project

18 February 2008

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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

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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

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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

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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