The Bretton Woods Project review of the most important developments at the World Bank and IMF in 2013.
Countries, including Russia and India, have continued to express concerns over the failure to complete the 2010 IMF quota reform.
Detailed analysis of the communiqués from the 2013 World Bank and IMF annual meetings.
Minutes of CSO meeting with Stewart James, UK Alternate Executive Director to the World Bank, 15 July 2013
Eimi Watanabe, a Japanese national, has been appointed to chair the World Bank's Inspection Panel for one year starting in May.
As developing countries continue to complain about the US failing to approve IMF governance reforms, the US Treasury formally resubmitted a request for the approval to US Congress.
Following the publication of the Fund's response to the IEO evaluation report which was endorsed by the Board in April, the IMF has published its three-part implementation plan on international reserves including a successor paper updating the Fund's 2011 work on reserve adequacy.
A June academic paper argued that rich countries manipulated the last World Bank governance reform process in 2010 (see Update 60) and proposed a new, fairer way to distribute voting rights at the Bank.
In written evidence submitted to the UK parliament's International Development Committee, we argue that further reform of the World Bank is needed.
Web links for the leaked documents about the World Bank's strategy.