Voting rights

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

IFI governance

Analysis

Analysis of World Bank voting reforms

The World Bank will continue to be overwhelmingly dominated by rich countries, which stunts its legitimacy and limits its capacity to serve the interests of developing countries.

30 April 2010 | Briefings

IFI governance

News

Spring meetings 2010: communiqués coverage

Coverage of the communiqu

26 April 2010

Infrastructure

Background

Roundtable on post-crisis economic recovery

World Bank event at the World Bank spring meetings 2010, 22 April

23 April 2010 | Minutes

IFI governance

News

DFID annual report on World Bank spots weaknesses

In March, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) released its second annual report reviewing its work with the Bank and setting priorities for 2010.

16 April 2010

IFI governance

News

IMF appoints Chinese senior advisor

In February, Zhu Min, former vice president of the People's Bank of China, was appointed as a special advisor to IMF managing director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Speculation that Strauss-Kahn is to leave in order to stand for the French presidency is rife.

16 April 2010

IFI governance

News

Bank voting remains unbalanced

Small shifts in voting power at the World Bank are expected to be formally agreed at April's spring meetings, leaving high-income countries holding almost 60 per cent of the vote, with further reform put off until 2015. Meanwhile the Bank is expected to receive a smaller capital increase than it sought, which could push lending back to pre-crisis levels.

16 April 2010