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Study urges overhaul of international institutions

A new study from the United Nations University (UNU), an autonomous UN institution based in Tokyo, calls for an overhaul of international institutions.

18 June 2001

IFI governance

Analysis

Success or failure? Wolfensohn’s reforms at the World Bank

The World Bank is again trumpeting the changes it has made during Wolfensohn’s Presidency. But recent Bank documents reveal that many problems remain. These include a failure to institute a system for monitoring staff contributions to results in alleviating poverty, taking on too many global issues, and failing to balance global goals and national programmes. In a recent survey only 33% of developing country government officials said they thought the Bank was “effective” in hel

5 April 2001 | Briefings

IFI governance

Analysis

IMF Governance Update

Information on processes and opportunities for influencing the IMF's governance structures.

15 February 2001 | Briefings

IFI governance

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Bretton Woods summit on Dutch coast

Many people have discussed at different times the idea of organizing a new, alternative Bretton Woods summit to update the one of 1944 which gave rise to the World Bank and IMF.

12 December 2000

IFI governance

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Study on strategic issues for development banks

A wide-ranging new study overviews the strategic framework for the future of the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs).

12 December 2000

IFI governance

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IMF Lending facilities reformed

As part of the IMF’s overhaul, the IMF Board has agreed to further changes in key credit lines: the Contingency Credit Line (CCL), the Extended Fund Facility and Stand-by Loans.

26 October 2000

IFI governance

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Financial review body formed

A Financial Sector Review Group has been set up to provide the IMF with an independent perspective on its financial sector and capital markets work.

26 October 2000

IFI governance

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Reform of IMF governance now on the agenda?

At the Annual Meetings South African Finance Minister, Trevor Manuel, demanded a more powerful voice for developing countries.

26 October 2000

IFI governance

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Evaluating the Fund

Terms of reference have been agreed for the IMF’s External Evaluation Office (EVO).

26 October 2000

IFI governance

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Committees to review selection of IFI heads

The Boards of the IMF and World Bank have each established working groups to review the processes for selecting the Managing Director and President of the respective institutions.

11 August 2000