Voting rights

IFI governance

News

Annual meetings 2010: communiqués coverage

Coverage of the communiqu

10 October 2010

IFI governance

News

IMF crisis lending reform faces fundamental critiques

While the IMF has given the green light to new crisis lending windows, critics argue that it should focus instead on other ways of preventing crises.

30 September 2010

IFI governance

News

IEO invites input on IMF evaluation topics

The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the IMF issued a list of possible topics for future evaluations of the IMF and invited input from civil society and external stakeholders.

30 September 2010

IFI governance

News

IMF boardroom crisis: Europeans stubbornly cling to chairs

IMF governance reform was thrown into disarray in August by a fight between the US and Europe over reducing European board seats. Other promised reforms, including to voting shares and leadership selection appear to be going backwards.

30 September 2010

IFI governance

Analysis

IFI governance reform

Much as developing countries have often taken the approach that "no deal is better than a bad deal" at the WTO, a strong joint negotiating position would leverage larger gains in the IMF governance reform process due to be concluded by the end of 2010. Possible gains from a tough negotiating position include a rewriting of the IMF quota formula, double majority voting, more developing country seats on the board, and an end to the US veto. Limited change at the Bank highlights potential pitfalls.

28 September 2010 | Briefings

IFI governance

News

UK NGO letter on IMF governance reform

We are writing to raise our concerns about the limited nature of the quota reform of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) currently under discussion, and to urge you to push for more meaningful changes to IMF governance.

9 September 2010 | Letters

Accountability

Background

Meeting of UK NGOs and Susanna Moorehead, UK Executive Director to the World Bank, and Rachel Turner

Notes of the meeting

19 July 2010 | Minutes

IFI governance

News

Governments agree $86.2 billion boost to World Bank capital

Shareholder governments have agreed an $86.2 billion boost to the capital that guarantees the lending of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD, the World Bank's middle-income country lending arm).

17 June 2010

IFI governance

News

IFI governance reform freezing over?

An in-depth analysis of the latest round of World Bank reforms shows they delivered significantly less than proclaimed, while IMF governance reforms, slated to conclude in January 2011, are proceeding slowly and promising only minor changes.

17 June 2010

IFI governance

Analysis

IMF mandate needs fundamental rethink

The IMF needs to fundamentally rethink its role, and return closer to its original purpose, focussing on three key areas: reform of the international monetary system; surveillance over the policies of systemically important countries; and providing rapid access, conditionality-free finance to countries facing crisis.

11 May 2010 | Briefings