Gordon Brown’s recent speeches on a “New Deal” for the global economy have been generally welcomed, especially for their suggestions that aid budgets should be increased.
After the first two donor conferences on the reconstruction of Afghanistan - in Islamabad in November and in Brussels in December - some people worry that reconstruction funds could easily be misused and fuel continued civil strife.
The implications for the World Bank and IMF of the 11 September atrocities and their aftermath are as yet uncertain.
After an initial period of shock and confusion in the wake of the 11 September attacks on the US, anti-globalisers have resumed their protests against multilateral trade and financial institutions.
A new briefing argues for a reformed International Monetary Fund within “a new financial architecture”.
The G8’s mandate has been seriously questioned in recent months, but this has not stopped G8 ministers setting new directions for the World Bank and IMF.
Two prominent Uruguayans today filed a claim alleging “several irregularities” in the World Bank’s Development Gateway internet initiative.
This page contains extracts from 2 recent documents on the Development Gateway.
Knowledge is power. The World Bank’s Development Gateway is a way of centralising and entrenching their power.
Critical report on the World Bank’s major new internet initiative, the Development Gateway.