Strategy/roles

IFI governance

Analysis

IMF and World Bank at 70: many happy returns?

As the IMF and World Bank mark their 70th anniversary their leadership is being challenged as rival institutions have emerged, but reports of their demise appear premature.

29 September 2014

IFI governance

Analysis

A major political move: the BRICS launch the New Development Bank and a reserve arrangement

A new article, co-written by Eurodad and the Bretton Woods Project, analyses the BRICS' newly launched bank and reserve arrangement.

18 July 2014 | Review

IFI governance

News

World Bank appoints remaining global practice directors

The remaining vacancies in the World Bank’s new global practices and cross cutting solutions areas, which emerged as part of the Bank’s 2013 strategy, have been filled.

29 September 2014

IFI governance

Background

UK civil society meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Gwen Hines

Wednesday 25 June 2014 22 Whitehall, London   Attendees: World Bank: Gwen Hines, UK Executive…

1 July 2014 | Minutes

Rights

News

ILO paper questions IMF research on labour market reforms

A recent ILO publication finds major methodological flaws in reserach papers that the IMF used to justify the weakening of labour regulation.

27 June 2014

Knowledge

News

Business as usual: World Bank rejects Doing Business reforms

World Bank publishes minor changes to its Doing Business report, addressing only one of the criticisms of an independent panel review while activists continue to highlight the damage done by the rankings.

20 June 2014

IFI governance

Background

UK civil society meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Gwen Hines

Wednesday 2 April 2014 22 Whitehall, London Attendees: World Bank: Gwen Hines, UK Executive Director…

5 June 2014 | Minutes

IFI governance

News

World Bank appoints leaders of global practices, CAO

The World Bank has appointed 16 senior staff members to lead the global practices created as part of the Bank's restructuring process.

8 May 2014

IFI governance

Analysis

World Bank-IMF spring meetings 2014

Bretton Woods Project coverage of the 2014 spring meetings with links to analysis of the communiqués and notes of key civil society and official meetings.

14 April 2014

IFI governance

Background

An overview of the World Bank Group's new country engagement model

Sponsor:  WBG (Operations Policy and Country Services Department) Panelists:  Edward Mountfield (Manager, OPCS), John L.…

12 April 2014