Voting rights

IFI governance

Analysis

IMFC communiqué analysis – Spring Meetings 2021

Analysis of the IMFC communiqué published on 8 April from the 2021 World Bank and IMF virtual Spring Meetings.

13 April 2021

IFI governance

Analysis

Biden, the Bank and IMF: A break with ‘America first’ or its continued pursuit through multilateral means?

The world awaits to see whether Trump’s defeat will result in the end of the 'America First' approach and a democratisation of the IMF and World Bank and the multilateral system.

10 December 2020
IMF Board of Governors, Bali, Indonesia, 2018

IFI governance

Background

IMF and World Bank decision-making and governance

This Inside the Institutions looks at decision-making and governance structures at the IMF and World Bank.

7 April 2020 | Inside the institutions

IFI governance

News

Quota reform impasse likely as IMF faces legitimacy crisis

Latest Review of Quotas expected to be quashed, as US signals it will block reform.

30 July 2019

IFI governance

News

US blocks IMF voting rights redistribution

Fund’s 15th review of quotas delayed as US blocks redistribution of voting rights.

12 December 2019

IFI governance

News

IMF quota reforms: The fight for democratic governance continues

Uneven votes shares and global power imbalances shape the IMF voting shares, as it prepares to shake up its voting quotas

6 December 2018

Conditionality

Analysis

IMF “rebuked” over role in Troika and its lending to Greece, Ireland and Portugal

IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office has found the Fund’s 2010/2011 Troika lending to Greece, Ireland and Portugal fell short in terms of surveillance, design, implementation and decision making, and described controversial decisions as appearing “rubber-stamped”.

23 September 2016

IFI governance

Background

IMF & World Bank decision-making and governance (archive)

This Inside the Institutions examines the recent and ongoing reforms at the IMF and World Bank, and places them in context of existing structures and processes.

31 March 2016 | Inside the institutions

IFI governance

Analysis

IMF governance: one step forward, one step back

Reform to the IMF’s voting shares shifts some power to emerging countries, but the institution’s leadership selection process remains opaque and undemocratic.

8 February 2016

IFI governance

News

Developing countries seek to bypass stalled IMF and World Bank reform, risking US veto

Reforms to World Bank and IMF voting shares continue to stall, leaving developing countries with no greater say in how they are run.

25 September 2015