Spring/Annual meetings

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

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

Environment

News

Bank proposes World Commission on Mining

Bank president James Wolfensohn surprised NGOs at the annual meetings by suggesting that he would consider establishing a new world commission to look into concerns about the oil, gas and mining industries.

26 October 2000

IFI governance

News

Reform of IMF governance now on the agenda?

At the Annual Meetings South African Finance Minister, Trevor Manuel, demanded a more powerful voice for developing countries.

26 October 2000

IFI governance

News

Bank blocked on global public goods

Despite the public pressure it faced, the World Bank tried to use the Prague annual meetings to extend its remit to new issue areas.

26 October 2000

Rights

News

Prague plans

The annual meetings of the World Bank and IMF will be the occasion for high-level official decision-making about the future of the institutions as well as protests and alternative discussions among civil society groups.

11 August 2000

IFI governance

News

Stiglitz “Appalled” At IMF Policy

Joseph Stiglitz, former World Bank chief economist, took the opportunity of the extensive media interest in the planned protests against the Bank and IMF at their Spring Meetings to launch an attack on IMF policy advice and practices.

14 June 2000

IFI governance

News

Private Sector Strategy Debated

Leaflets with sharply contrasting views about the International Finance Corporation (IFC) were distributed at the Spring meetings.

14 June 2000