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.
Brief minutes of UK NGO meeting with Tom Scholar
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.
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
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.
Summary of the terms of reference of the UK National audit office's review of DfID's engagement with multilaterals
At their 6 - 8 July summit in Gleneagles Scotland, G8 leaders tasked the World Bank and the IMF with much of the follow-up on their commitments on debt reduction, increased aid and fairer trade.
Environmentalists expressed dismay at the G8’s failure to make progress on the issue of climate change. What will be the World Bank’s involvement in the follow-up programme?
Highlights of meeting between Tom Scholar and UK NGOS
Finance ministers of the world's richest countries agreed to write off $40 to $55 billion of debts owed to the World Bank, IMF and African Development Bank. Statements on aid effectiveness and trade in the final communiqu