Highlights of a 13 February 2008 UK NGO workshop discussing elements of the World Bank's long-term strategic review.
The World Bank Group and the IMF have become more involved in assistance to and oversight of Islamic financial institutions.
Heads of the IFIs were in Geneva in November for a WTO conference to take stock of its aid for trade taskforce.
Financial sector reform constitutes a major area of work for the World Bank.
The World Bank has vastly increased the resources it commits to good governance, with a large portion of that going to a complex and under-researched area: legal and judicial reform. Researcher Victoria Harris explores how the Bank uses such reforms to cement in place its preferred market-based development paradigm.
The 2007 Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE) will take place 17-18 May in Bled, Slovenia. The third researchers' conference on the World Bank will be held in parallel.
Buried in the text of the 2006 Global Monitoring Report, a Bank-Fund document to examine progress towards the MDGs, it suggests that technical cooperation funding not be tied to the countries giving the money.
Dialogue on the Doha trade round at the World Bank-IMF spring meetings in Washington, 20 April 2006.
The Multilateral Organisations Performance Assessment Network has published its 2005 survey of the perceptions of multilateral organisations at the country level, covering the World Bank, the UN Population Fund and UNAIDS.
The consensus among civil society observers was that the agreement struck at the December Hong Kong WTOtrade ministerial was a bad deal for developing countries, with IFI-backed 'aid for trade' used as a "major distraction".