IFI Lending

Finance

Background

Financial tremors in developing countries: is another earthquake on the way?

Aldo Caliari Monetary policy changes in rich world are now starting – the reversal of…

11 April 2014

Finance

Background

The IMF's work on tax spillovers and developing countries

Sponsors: Action Aid/UK, IMF, TJN Africa, New Rules Coalition, International Centre for Tax Development Panellists: Anna…

10 April 2014

Private Sector

Commentary

Can development really be delivered by investing in private banks?

In a new blog the Bretton Woods Project highlights the Bank's increasing investment in financial intermediaries at the expense of education and health

11 April 2014 | Blog

Private Sector

Analysis

Follow the money

New Bretton Woods Project report reveals World Bank Group channelling crucial development resources to banks instead of directly investing in pro-poor projects.

10 April 2014 | Reports

IFI governance

News

“Declining performance” at World Bank as strategy moves forward

A leaked draft IEG report reveals declining performance trends at the World Bank, including the IFC’s financial sector lending, while the implementation of the Bank’s strategy continues with the launch of a public consultation on the new country engagement model.

31 March 2014

Conditionality

News

The Troika “hellhound” bites back in Greece

Troika mulls new loan while Greek government touts economic success story but economic, health and human rights conditions deteriorate. Lagarde admits “miscalculations” occurred in Greek loan, while European parliamentary committee blasts Troika as unaccountable and illegitimate.

27 February 2014

Finance

News

Malawi’s cash-gate scandal

The IMF has restarted its programme in Malawi after alleged looting of government money in 2013, releasing a $20 million disbursement. NGOs have voiced their dissatisfaction with the IMF, as well as the government over the failure to publish an audit upon which Fund's decision was based.

27 February 2014

Finance

News

Program-for-Results review launched

The Bank is launching a review of the controversial Program-for-Results instrument which was approved in early 2012.

27 February 2014

Finance

Analysis

BRICS Bank: New bottle, how’s the wine?

Last year BRICS' leaders agreed to launch a BRICS development bank. Whether this is considered positive depends in part what questions are being asked. Sameer Dossani of ActionAid International highlights the flaws in the World Bank and IMF, analyses whether a BRICS Bank could be different from these institutions and proposes what it should do and what it should look like.

27 February 2014 | At Issue

Finance

Background

IMF lending facilities to low-income countries

The IMF has reformed lending facilities for low income countries, introducing three credit facilities; the Policy Support Instrument, a non-financing programme will monitor the mechanisms with a review expected in 2015.

27 February 2014 | Inside the institutions