Voting rights

Accountability

News

Bank Inspection Panel leadership changes

Roberto Lenton succeeded Werner Kiene as chair of the World Bank's Inspection Panel on 1st November, and Eimi Watanabe was appointed as a panel member.

20 November 2009

Environment

News

Bank accused of neglecting poorest countries

The Bank is under fire for failing to focus on low-income countries in its lending, and concentrating instead on the demands of rich and middle-income countries.

20 November 2009

IFI governance

News

Expert panel calls for sweeping Bank governance reform

Official ambitions for reform of World Bank governance remain limited, while the Zedillo Commission calls for far-reaching change. At the IMF, aside from small shifts in voting share, details of further quota reform are notably absent.

20 November 2009

Accountability

Background

IMF governance - CSO meeting with the IMF managing director

Minutes of a meeting between civil society organisations, IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn and IMF deputy managing director John Lipsky

8 October 2009 | Minutes

Environment

Background

CSO Townhall meeting

Notes from the CSO townhall meeting with Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Robert Zoellick

8 October 2009 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Global economic governance roundtable

Summary of a discussion with German government representatives, Jomo KS of the UN and civil society organisations.

4 October 2009 | Minutes

IFI governance

News

Annual Meetings 2009: Communiqués coverage

Coverage of the communiqu

3 October 2009

Accountability

Background

Videoconference between UK civil society and Alex Gibbs, UK IMF Executive Director

Minutes of a meeting between UK civil society, UK IMF Executive Director Alex Gibbs, and UK Treasury staff

29 September 2009 | Minutes

IFI governance

News

G20 versus UN: the battle continues

The future of international economic governance and financial reform is still being debated separately at the United Nations and the G20, but little progress is being made.

22 September 2009

IFI governance

News

Rebranding hides little change for IMF lending

The IMF has launched a rebranding exercise for all of its lending to low-income countries, and while the new facilities will deliver more resources, the money seems destined to come with the usual damaging conditionality attached.

22 September 2009