Voting rights

IFI governance

News

New IFI transparency campaign network

A new informal network of civil society organizations has begun working together to overcome the secrecy surrounding the operations of International Financial Institutions.

1 April 2003

IFI governance

News

Europeans urged to coordinate in WB, IMF

Senior officials have recently backed closer European government collaboration on World Bank and IMF policies.

28 January 2003

IFI governance

News

NGO & IFI accountability gaps laid bare

A new report compares the accountability mechanisms of 18 selected global institutions, transnational companies and NGOs.

28 January 2003

IFI governance

News

New aspects of IMF voting inequity

A new study reveals complex aspects of the undemocratic nature of the IMF.

28 January 2003

IFI governance

Analysis

Window of opportunity on IFI governance

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.

28 January 2003 | Briefings

IFI governance

News

Bank launches trade tome

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.

24 July 2002

IFI governance

News

Parliamentarians gear up to increase scrutiny of World Bank

A number of efforts are moving forward to make it easier for elected representatives to monitor the World Bank. They include the World Bank Parliamentary Network and initiatives stemming from the World Social Forum and the French parliament. Closer collaboration with NGO Bank-watchers will help make them a success.

25 March 2002

IFI governance

News

Wolfensohn appoints poverty results champion under pressure from US

The World Bank has appointed a new Vice President for “results”. He commented, “we need to move from largely measuring inputs to better focusing on outputs and outcomes”. This is a response to calls from the US administration which has said it will make future contributions to the Bank conditional on measuring precise results.

25 March 2002

IFI governance

News

New briefing on IMF reform proposals

A new briefing argues for a reformed International Monetary Fund within “a new financial architecture”.

2 November 2001

IFI governance

News

Headhunting policy updated

The joint draft report from the Executive Board Working Groups reviewing the leadership selection processes of the World Bank and IMF recommends that candidates could be nationals of any member country, and that Executive Directors should agree on a shortlist and make an appointment by consensus.

18 June 2001