Voting rights

IFI governance

News

Developing countries seek new path for Fund governance reform

2010 agreement to reform IMF voting shares in favour of developing countries flounders as IMF governance reforms blocked by US Congress, again. Developing countries expressed anger and raised concerns about the Fund’s ability to deal credibly and effectively with new and ongoing financial crises.

8 May 2014

Finance

Analysis

The IFIs in 2013: year in review

The Bretton Woods Project review of the most important developments at the World Bank and IMF in 2013.

8 January 2014 | Review

IFI governance

News

US Congressional legislation threatens IMF and World Bank plans

US legislature’s spending bill blocks IMF governance reform, insists the World Bank pay reparations to communities that suffer human rights abuses, and bans US support for large dams or extractive projects in tropical forests.

23 January 2014

IFI governance

Analysis

Annual meetings 2013: communiqués coverage

Detailed analysis of the communiqués from the 2013 World Bank and IMF annual meetings.

12 October 2013

IFI governance

News

Calls for IMF quota reform implementation

Countries, including Russia and India, have continued to express concerns over the failure to complete the 2010 IMF quota reform.

2 December 2013

Infrastructure

Background

Civil society meeting with Stewart James, UK Alternate Executive Director to the World Bank

Minutes of CSO meeting with Stewart James, UK Alternate Executive Director to the World Bank, 15 July 2013

16 September 2013 | Minutes

IFI governance

Analysis

World Bank's new strategy: 'deliverology' for the private sector?

As the World Bank's attention moves from goal-setting to implementation of a new strategy, it is becoming clear that it intends to further prioritise the role of the private sector and adopt many practices of its private sector arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), as the main pillars for the whole group.

26 June 2013

IFI governance

News

Watanabe new chair of Inspection Panel

Eimi Watanabe, a Japanese national, has been appointed to chair the World Bank's Inspection Panel for one year starting in May.

26 June 2013

IFI governance

News

IMF reform still stuck in US Congress

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.

26 June 2013

IFI governance

News

IMF board responds to IEO assessment

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.

26 June 2013