Strategy/roles

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

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

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

News

“Declining performance” at World Bank as strategy moves forward

A leaked draft IEG report reveals declining performance trends at the World Bank, including the IFC’s financial sector lending, while the implementation of the Bank’s strategy continues with the launch of a public consultation on the new country engagement model.

31 March 2014

IFI governance

Background

CSO roundtable with World Bank Group executive directors

Sponsor: World Bank Group Panelists:  Merza Hassan (Executive Director for Kuwait, and Dean of the…

8 April 2014

IFI governance

News

IMF facilities review exposes image problem

The IMF facilities review reveals a lack of demand for post 2008 financial crisis lending instruments.

31 March 2014

Finance

News

World Bank guarantees policy reform

The World Bank publishes draft of a proposed new operational policy on guarantees.

26 February 2014

IFI governance

Background

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

24 January 2014 Attendees World Bank: Gwen Hines, UK World Bank Executive Director UK government:…

3 February 2014 | Minutes