Macroeconomic policy

IFI governance

Background

Emerging markets in transition: growth prospects and challenges

Notes of a meeting on emerging markets in transition at the World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2014

8 October 2014

Finance

News

IMF augments new lending facilities after earlier reviews

An IMF review of three new lending facilities has resulted in only "cosmetic" changes critics say.

29 September 2014 | Update

Knowledge

Analysis

Let them eat cake! IMF the equality champion?

The IMF released papers accepting the case against inequality, however it shows no indication of changing its demands upon borrowing countries.

31 March 2014

Conditionality

Analysis

IMF blames the victims as markets thow another taper tantrum

As emerging markets suffer renewed bout of financial volatility, risk of worse to come as IMF struggles to provide even-handed global policy coordination.

27 February 2014

Conditionality

Analysis

IMF conditionality and its discontents

A new study shows a significant worldwide pattern of protests targeting the IMF, reflecting the increase in IMF influence through loan programmes with austerity conditions attached and indirect pressure on governments.

23 January 2014

Conditionality

Analysis

IMF & Troika: a big, fat Greek divorce?

The IMF's involvement in the Troika is again being questioned due to Greek loan unsustainability and lack of consensus amongst the Troika members, while citizens continue to challenge the conditionality of the programme.

4 October 2013

Finance

Analysis

The IFIs in 2013: year in review

The Bretton Woods Project review of the most important developments at the World Bank and IMF in 2013.

8 January 2014 | Review

IFI governance

Background

Is the European recovery finally under way?

CEPR event at the 2013 civil society forum on whether a recovery is under way in Europe; held as a debate between Prakash Loungani of the IMF's research department and Mark Weisbrot, CEPR co-director.

13 October 2013 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

IMF consultation: CSO views on fiscal transparency policy

Minutes of an IMF consultation on fiscal transparency policy

10 October 2013 | Minutes

Knowledge

Background

IMF forecasting models

Forecasting models are crucial to how the Fund performs its role as lender and global economic monitor, but the assumptions underpinning these models are frequently derided as unrealistic.

4 October 2013 | Inside the institutions