A senior British official has made propositions for a greater separation between the surveillance and lending functions at the IMF.
In mid February high-level meetings were held in Washington DC to examine proposals to reform the governance of the World Bank and IMF.
The British government has issued more detailed plans for a bond market mechanism to increase the amount of money spent on development assistance.
A brief summary of how gender is - or is not - incorporated into World Bank programmes and policies, with links to further resources from both inside the Bank and its critics.
A serious effort to improve Southern country voice at the institutions would require going far beyond capacity-building to change the composition, voting shares and transparency of the Bank/Fund Boards.
A new study reveals complex aspects of the undemocratic nature of the IMF.
Discussion of the key issues to be raised when the Development Committee discusses reforms to the governance structure of the IFIs at the Spring Meetings this April.
Senior officials have recently backed closer European government collaboration on World Bank and IMF policies.
A new report compares the accountability mechanisms of 18 selected global institutions, transnational companies and NGOs.
The release of Development, Trade and the WTO: A Handbook signals the World Bank’s rapidly increasing involvement in trade issues, triggering fears that its policy biases will gain too influential a foothold.