Multinationals

IFI governance

Background

UK civil society meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Gwen Hines

Notes of a meeting with UK executive director to the World Bank Gwen Hines in April 2013

29 April 2013 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Doing Business at the crossroads: ten years

Spring meetings side event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies on 19 April 2013

25 April 2013 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

From the Arab revolutions to global austerity trends

This session examined issues thrown up by the Arab revolutions, including the fiscal, monetary, tax and investment policies being considered by governments facilitating, or hindering countries in the Arab and other regions in building an inclusive economy and supporting socioeconomic recovery, the impact on public expenditure for the strengthening of education, health, and other social sectors as well as the management of chronic and high unemployment and high food and fuel prices.

22 April 2013 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

The private sector and poverty eradication

Minutes of an IFC event at the World Bank / IMF 2013 spring meetings

19 April 2013 | Minutes

Environment

Background

CSO meeting with Ms. Ksenia Yudaeva, G20 sherpa, Russian Federation

This event featured a discussion between CSOs and the Russian Federation G20 sherpa covering topics including food & nutrition security, jobs and the post-2015 development agenda.

18 April 2013 | Minutes

Private Sector

Background

Discussion on IMF jobs and growth policies

Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) sponsored discussion on macroeconomic policy in the Eurozone, and the challenges to restoring employment and growth.

18 April 2013 | Minutes

Private Sector

Background

What next for the eurozone? Macroeconomic policy and the recession

Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) sponsored discussion on macroeconomic policy in the Eurozone, and the challenges to restoring employment and growth.

18 April 2013 | Minutes

Gender

News

IFC-Coke 'development' project to sell drinks

In a three-year $100 million partnership, announced in mid March, the IFC and Coca-Cola will work together with female entrepreneurs in Africa and other emerging markets.

3 April 2013

Infrastructure

Analysis

The World Bank and industrial policy: Hands off or hands on?

Former deputy secretary general of UNCTAD Carlos Fortin, of the Institute of Development Studies, examines the Bank's record on industrial policy over the last 20 years and shows that the Bank's position is more nuanced.

6 December 2012 | At Issue

Social services

Analysis

IFIs' new "house of cards" in Central and Eastern Europe

IFIs are renewing their focus on Central and Eastern European states. This comes amidst fears that growth in the region needs to be rekindled. The World Bank has promised more funding for countries at risk of instability. However, IMF loans being negotiated with Romania and Hungary have met with controversy.

6 December 2012