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IFI governance

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Which way the World Bank?

A report from the Bank's evaluation department assessing its contribution to growth and poverty reduction has provoked renewed debates over what development means and what the Bank's role in it should be. As Paul Wolfowitz begins his presidency, a dividing line is being drawn between advocates of economic growth driven by big infrastructure and those defending re-distribution through the provision of social services.

13 June 2005

IFI governance

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Research network on the World Bank

In April, a conference of doctoral students and senior researchers was held to reflect on the past operations, policies and programmes and future directions of the World Bank.

13 June 2005

IFI governance

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Response from Prime Minister Tony Blair to letter on Wolfowitz appointment

10 Downing Street London SW1A 2AA 15 April 2005 From the Private Secretary Dear Mr…

11 May 2005 | Letters

IFI governance

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Highlights of UK NGO meeting with DFID and HMT on WB/IMF spring meetings

Highlights of a 6 April 2005 meeting between UK NGOs and representatives of the UK Department for International Development and Treasury in advance of the spring meetings of the World Bank and IMF.

30 April 2005

IFI governance

Background

Workshop on parliamentary scrutiny

Parliamentarians from eight countries present the international parliamentarians' petition to the Bank and Fund

22 April 2005 | Minutes

IFI governance

Analysis

Kept in the dark: The World Bank, the IMF and parliaments

Parliamentarians from across the globe have signed on to the International Parliamentarians' Petition. They believe that parliamentarians should be the final arbiters of economic decisions. Current practice, however, means they are not. The World Bank and IMF continue to pressure developing country governments to overrule or sideline their legislatures; a far cry from the principles of good governance which the institutions themselves espouse.

10 April 2005 | At Issue

IFI governance

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Wolfowitz era begins: Realpolitik 1, Democracy 0

Paul Wolfowitz' nomination as World Bank president was approved by the board 31 March. Observers from across the political spectrum have denounced the selection process.

1 April 2005

IFI governance

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Southern voices join howls of protest at Wolfowitz nomination

Pressure is mounting on World Bank executive directors worldwide to oppose the nomination of Paul Wolfowitz for World Bank president.

21 March 2005

IFI governance

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Bretton Woods Project statement on the Wolfowitz nomination to head the World Bank

Paul Wolfowitz is utterly inappropriate to head the World Bank.

17 March 2005

IFI governance

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Opposition swells to appointment of Wolfowitz to head World Bank

Opposition is growing to the nomination of Paul Wolfowtiz for World Bank president.

17 March 2005