Spring/Annual meetings

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

Rights

News

Peaceful Protests Raise Awareness

In April, thousands of protesters gathered in Washington DC to close down the World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings.

14 June 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

Rights

News

Washington focus for globalisation protests

Activists from across the US will converge in Washington to protest at the IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings.

15 April 2000

Conditionality

News

IMF takes on poverty mandate

Important changes to the IMF’s remit in the poorest countries were announced at the IMF-WB Annual Meetings in September.

15 December 1999

Rights

News

Annual meetings Prague 2000

NGO preparations are already underway for the World Bank’s 2000 annual meetings.

15 September 1999

IFI governance

News

Sibling rivalry: can the Fund and Bank cooperate?

UK Secretary of State for International Development Clare Short told the Financial Times in April: “We are in a very silly situation. The international institutions are meant to be complementary, but the IMF keeps charging around taking other peoples’ jobs in areas where it is not necessarily competent”.

15 April 1998