Reports of official and civil society events in Washington around the spring meetings 2005.
Sixty years after their founding, the World Bank and IMF remain the dominant institutions in development but face determined opposition to their role in shaping globalisation.
Some countries have clearly benefited from defying the Fund and as it is clearly often wrong it should have competitors, such as regional monetary funds, which can provide alternative advice and funding.
The IMF often seems to consider its lack of popularity is due to misunderstandings. Some IMF critics have written a rebuttal of a recent attempt to present its actions in a more favourable light.
IMF Managing Director Horst Koehler was reported as backing an independent Asian Monetary Fund when…
A US Government Accounting Office (GAO) report finds serious shortcomings to recent IMF efforts to improve its capacity to predict and prevent financial crises, which is at the core of its mandate.
A recent paper from the IMF on financial integration may turn out to be a pleasant surprise for its critics.
An IMF paper co-authored by its Chief Economist Ken Rogoff warns against the effects of financial liberalisation for poor countries.
The French IFI network has published a report of a seminar on the role of the IMF.