Spring/Annual meetings

IFI governance

News

Bank cooks up growth study

At the spring meetings in April the Bank released a paper on fiscal policy for growth, and announced the creation of an independent commission on growth. However, the composition of the commission suggests that its purpose is to shore up the widening cracks in the Washington consensus, rather than explore new thinking.

19 June 2006

Conditionality

News

Inflexibility on aid scale up haunts IMF fiscal conditions

The rigidity of Fund programmes is causing chafing at the collar in governments and civil society organisations in low-income countries, as the debate over the scaling up of aid rages.

19 June 2006

IFI governance

Background

Policy issues in scaling up of aid flows

Highlights of a spring meetings dialogue hosted by the IMF on scaling-up aid, where senior Fund staff Peter Heller walked out.

9 May 2006 | Minutes

Social services

Background

Evaluating the impact of the PRGF: The cases of Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia

Highlights of a civil society dialogue on the IMF Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, at the World Bank spring meetings in Washington, 20 April 2006.

28 April 2006 | Minutes

Infrastructure

Background

World Bank dialogue on the clean energy investment framework

Highlights of a World Bank-organised dialogue on its new clean energy investment framework at the spring meetings in Washington, 24 April 2006.

27 April 2006 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Briefing on the implementation of new IFC performance standards

Briefing on the implementation of new IFC performance standards at the World Bank-IMF spring meetings in Washington, 20 April 2006.

25 April 2006 | Minutes

Conditionality

Background

Dialogue on national development strategies and the Millennium Development Goals

Dialogue on national development strategies and the Millennium Development Goals at the World Bank-IMF spring meetings in Washington, 20 April 2006.

25 April 2006 | Minutes

Finance

Background

Dialogue on Fund role in middle-income countries

Dialogue on Fund role in middle-income countries at the World Bank-IMF spring meetings in Washington, Thursday 20 April.

25 April 2006 | Minutes

IFI governance

News

Highlights of the World Bank - IMF spring meetings 2006

The Bretton Woods Project summarises the news, meetings and protests in Washington at the 2006 spring meetings of the World Bank and IMF. The big issues that everyone was talking about this year were corruption and the Fund's strategic review.

22 April 2006

IFI governance

News

WB-IMF spring meetings schedule

Tentative schedule of the World Bank-IMF spring meetings in Washington, April 21 - 23, 2006.

3 April 2006