Trade-finance coherence

Social services

Background

Leveraging private finance with public money: Positive Innovation? Corporate Welfare?

This event explored how modalities to "leverage" the private sector are beginning to appear in different ways in the World Bank and donors' agenda, and the challenges they pose.

19 April 2013 | Minutes

Environment

Background

CSO meeting with Ms. Ksenia Yudaeva, G20 sherpa, Russian Federation

This event featured a discussion between CSOs and the Russian Federation G20 sherpa covering topics including food & nutrition security, jobs and the post-2015 development agenda.

18 April 2013 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

After recent court decisions: how can sovereign debt workouts become fair, comprehensive and account

This session examines the challenges which recent court decisions pose to sovereign debt workouts that allow for burden-sharing and take into account the social development needs of debtor countries.

18 April 2013 | Minutes

Private Sector

Background

Discussion on IMF jobs and growth policies

Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) sponsored discussion on macroeconomic policy in the Eurozone, and the challenges to restoring employment and growth.

18 April 2013 | Minutes

Private Sector

Background

What next for the eurozone? Macroeconomic policy and the recession

Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) sponsored discussion on macroeconomic policy in the Eurozone, and the challenges to restoring employment and growth.

18 April 2013 | Minutes

Knowledge

Background

Frameworks to support IMF policy advice to low-income countries

This event examined financial Sector Surveillance in Low Income Countries - Financial Deepening and Macro-stability Financial Deepening and Macro-Stability

18 April 2013 | Minutes

Land

News

India complains Doing Business "not robust"

As an independent panel begun its review of the World Bank’s controversial Doing Business rankings, India’s public criticism of the rankings added weight to global governmental and civil society opposition.

8 April 2013

Trade

News

IMF "onslaught" on Pakistan's economy

Pakistan must radically change its economic strategy, and raise Rupees 360 billion ($3.67 billion), 1.5 per cent of its GDP, before the Fund will agree to a new programme.

13 February 2013

Trade

News

IMF highlights shadow banking risks

An IMF December staff discussion note from the IMF's research department, authorised by chief economist Olivier Blanchard, reveals that shadow banking now accounts for 25 per cent of global financial assets.

13 February 2013

Trade

News

IMF research on "fiscal profligacy" criticised

A January IMF working paper has accused the US of "fiscal profligacy".

13 February 2013