What has most surprised World Bank watchers is how little Paul Wolfowitz has changed the institution he took over one year ago. On Africa, infrastructure, and debt relief, he has stayed the course - for better or worse - set by his predecessor James Wolfensohn.
Debt, conditionality and corruption: Civil society strategy session
Highlights of a 20 April civil society strategy session in Washington on debt, conditionality and corruption.
World Bank approves $37 billion in debt relief
World Bank member nations approved $37 billion in debt relief for 17 countries at the end of March.
Latin America sends IMF packing
The IMF's role and financial health have been brought into further question as a result of the early repayment of two of its largest debtors.
IMF debt deal 'a victory'
In December, the IMF board approved 100 per cent debt relief to 19 countries under the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative amounting to $3.3 billion.
Highlights of UK NGO meeting with executive director to the World Bank and IMF, Tom Scholar
Brief minutes of UK NGO meeting with Tom Scholar
UK parliament hearings on World Bank, IMF
The UK all-party committee on international development held its evidence session on the annual meetings of the World Bank and IMF in October, with evidence heard from the Bretton Woods Project and the Rainforest Foundation, secretary of state for international development Hilary Benn, and representatives of the Treasury.
IMF accused of exacerbating famine in Niger
The IMF's external relations department has spent the last two months furiously rebuffing charges that the Fund has exacerbated famine in Niger. The debate centres around the impact of structural adjustment measures and accusations that donors initially refused to allow the government to distribute free food to affected areas.
Climate change and the World Bank: dubious green credentials
Critique of the new role assigned to the World Bank by the G8 in tackling climate change by creating a framework for clean energy and development. Summary of recent documents examining the Bank's perpetuation of fossil-fuelled economic expansion and false claims made in relation to the Clean Development Mechanism
UK National audit office undertakes a review of DfID's engagement with multilaterals
Summary of the terms of reference of the UK National audit office's review of DfID's engagement with multilaterals