Spring/Annual meetings

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

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

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

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