Voting rights

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

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

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

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

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

IFI governance

News

World Bank governance reforms benefit rich countries

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.

26 June 2013

IFI governance

Analysis

Memorandum to the International Development Committee

In written evidence submitted to the UK parliament's International Development Committee, we argue that further reform of the World Bank is needed.

26 June 2013 | Briefings

IFI governance

Background

Leaked documents: World Bank strategy draft recommendations

Web links for the leaked documents about the World Bank's strategy.

26 June 2013 | Resource