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IFI governance

News

World Bank lending falls by 20 per cent

The Bank announced in June that its commitments for the fiscal year ending 30 June, had fallen to $57.4 billion, from an all time peak of $72 billion last year.

14 September 2011

Accountability

News

Programmed for Results?

In August, the Bank released a policy paper and draft operational policy for its controversial new Program For Results (P4R) lending instrument, aiming to rush through its approval by the end of the year, despite significant concerns.

14 September 2011

Accountability

News

Scandals threaten IFI governance

With the new IMF head and a Bank’s managing director under judicial investigation, questions continue to be asked about IFI governance, while implementation of existing reforms remains slow.

14 September 2011

Accountability

News

IMF to spend $436 million on office refurb

The April IMF board approval of its budgets for the 2012 financial year (FY), and indicative budgets for FY2013-14, gave the first public insight into the amount the Fund plans to spend on refurbishing its offices.

13 June 2011

IFI governance

News

European countries plot heist of IMF top job once again

As nominations close on the IMF leadership race it seems certain that European countries will trample over promises for "an open, merit-based and transparent selection process", and succeed in shoe horning French finance minister Christine Lagarde into the job.

10 June 2011

IFI governance

Commentary

More than 100 global campaigners call for fair appointment of IMF managing director

With the resignation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a global coalition of campaigners has called for an open and merit-based process to elect the next IMF head.

23 May 2011 | Press release

IFI governance

Analysis

Question time for candidates! Public debate needed for IMF leadership post

The IMF still needs fundamental reform if it is to be relevant to the global economy of the 21st century and to operate in the interests of ordinary people all over the world. We believe there are 4 key areas where these candidates must answer questions and that these questions should be answered in a public debate among the candidates.

10 June 2011 | Briefings

IFI governance

Analysis

Heading for the right choice?

The IMF has committed itself to ending European dominance of selection of its managing director, and introducing an open, merit-based and transparent process. This paper sets out the three key elements to ensuring a successful process next time: a focus on selecting the best candidate available; a clear, fair, and transparent process; and the legitimacy gained from the backing of a majority of countries as well as IMF voting shares.

6 April 2011 | At Issue

IFI governance

News

Open letter to all Governors of the International Monetary Fund

Because of the resignation of Dominique Strauss-Kahn as IMF Managing Director, we are writing to urge you to push for the selection of the best candidate through an open, merit-based, transparent process, and the public support of the majority of the IMF membership, including developing countries.

23 May 2011 | Letters

IFI governance

Commentary

Campaigners demand fair selection process on Strauss-Kahn resignation

With the resignation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a global coalition of campaigners has called for an open and merit-based process to elect the next IMF head.

19 May 2011 | Press release