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Finance

News

IDA XIV replenishment: substantial increase in new resources but commitments still inadequate

Summary of outcome of IDA X1V meeting in Washington, February 2005

24 February 2005

Social services

News

World Bank tsunami response

World Bank's response to the tsunami in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and the Maldives

3 February 2005

Finance

News

Charging interest on bullets: Calls mount for debt cancellation

High-profile debt cases in South Asia, Argentina and Iraq are leading to increased calls worldwide for independent tribunals to determine which debts are not legally enforceable.

1 February 2005

Social services

Commentary

The role of World Bank and IMF post-tsunami in Indonesia

The Paris Club communiqu

26 January 2005 | Guest comment

Environment

News

Tsunami: World Bank and IMF response

Summary of the World Bank and IMF response to the tsunami

7 January 2005

Environment

Background

UK NGO meeting with Executive Director Tom Scholar

Uncorrected highlights of a 14 December meeting between UK NGOs and UK Executive Director to the World Bank and IMF, Tom Scholar.

16 December 2004 | Minutes

Environment

Background

Meeting between UK NGOs and Secretary of State, Hilary Benn

Summary of key points discussed at the meeting on 20 September between Secretary of State Hilary Benn, and UK NGOs

8 October 2004 | Minutes

Environment

Background

Meeting with UK Executive Director to the WB and IMF, Tom Scholar

Meeting with UK Executive Director to the WB and IMF, Tom Scholar, Annual Meetings 2004, 14 September

8 October 2004 | Minutes

Finance

Background

2004 NGO-Roundtable with German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

German minister for economic cooperation and development, Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul held a now-customary meeting with NGOs. On the agenda was debt, financing of the MDGs and so-called 'voice' issues.

6 October 2004 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Grants or Loans? The Full Debate

The session considered the arguments surrounding the provision of grants or loans by IDA. It considered the recent call by President Bush for the World Bank and other development banks to provide more of their funds to the poorest countries as grants, in recognition of the pivotal role that grants play in providing prudent financing for pressing development needs.

6 October 2004 | Minutes