Summary of outcome of IDA X1V meeting in Washington, February 2005
World Bank's response to the tsunami in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and the Maldives
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.
The Paris Club communiqu
Summary of the World Bank and IMF response to the tsunami
Uncorrected highlights of a 14 December meeting between UK NGOs and UK Executive Director to the World Bank and IMF, Tom Scholar.
Summary of key points discussed at the meeting on 20 September between Secretary of State Hilary Benn, and UK NGOs
Meeting with UK Executive Director to the WB and IMF, Tom Scholar, Annual Meetings 2004, 14 September
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.
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.