Spring/Annual meetings

IFI governance

News

IMF role in debt arbitration disputed

Ministers at the Spring Meetings agreed that the IMF should not, except in “exceptional circumstances” provide large bailouts to countries in financial crises.

8 May 2002

IFI governance

News

IDA controversy continues

The controversy over refinancing the World Bank’s IDA arm was not resolved at the Bank/Fund Spring Meetings.

8 May 2002

IFI governance

Commentary

Bank/Fund Spring meetings schedule

The World Bank/IMF Spring meetings are taking place in Washington DC on 20-21 April.

25 March 2002 | Call for action

Finance

News

Go with the flows?

A meeting, organised by Bretton Woods Project and Heinrich B

18 June 2001

Rights

News

Adjustment Directive consultation process still unknown

During the Spring Meetings NGOs had a disappointing meeting with Joanne Salop, Vice President for Operations Policy and Strategy.

18 June 2001

Conditionality

News

Analysing poverty impacts

At their Spring Meetings the IMF and World Bank outlined plans to carry out social impact analyses when designing macroeconomic and structural reforms.

18 June 2001

IFI governance

News

World Bank intensifies trade work, but cancels conference

The World Bank has pledged to “intensify its trade-related activities” by increasing its research, training and advocacy at global and country levels.

18 June 2001

IFI governance

News

World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings 2001

The Bretton Woods Project website will feature summaries and analysis of issues and background papers in preparation for and during the annual meetings.

18 June 2001

Rights

News

Financial crises and global slowdown capture IMF-World Bank spring meetings agenda

The global economic slowdown and donor countries’ differing views on what to do about it, pushed issues related to the world’s poorest nations to the sidelines of public debate on this year’s spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank.

15 May 2001

Social services

Analysis

The World Bank’s global public goods agenda: good for whom?

Prepared for the World Bank-IMF Spring meetings 2001, a short analysis of the World Bank’s understanding of the global public goods and which areas it plans to concentrate on.

5 April 2001 | Briefings