Doing Business scandal, likely conditions attached to SDR rechannelling and lack of Bank and Fund support for an intellectual property waiver for vaccines highlight links between undemocratic governance structures at Bank and Fund and the uneven recovery from the pandemic.
Analysis of the IMFC communiqué published on 8 April from the 2021 World Bank and IMF virtual Spring Meetings.
The rising power of the private sector has undermined debt justice and much-needed pandemic response capacity, while IFIs' calls for sustainable recovery at the Annual Meetings fall flat.
Analysis of the G20 communiqué published on 14 October from the 2020 World Bank and IMF virtual Annual Meetings.
Analysis of this year's World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings: With international response to Covid-19 mired in geopolitical manoeuverings and resistance to systemic change, calls for alternatives grow.
Latest Review of Quotas expected to be quashed, as US signals it will block reform.
The Doing Business Report 2019 criticised by civil society over its promotion of deregulation and low business tax.
Analysis of the IMFC communiqué, issued on 12 October, from the 2018 World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings in Bali, Indonesia.
The session explored ways to maximise the impacts of the recent allocation of $650 billion Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), such as: the use SDRs, mechanisms for rich countries to channel more SDRs to vulnerable ones and the need and viability of a new allocation..
World Bank plans to publish latest DBR in March and undertake an external review of the report’s methodology.
Bank responds to allegations with investigation into whether its China lending could be going to internment camps.
As Pakistan requests an IMF loan amid concerns about its debt sustainability, the IMF response is caught up in China-US tensions.
World Bank board to formalise contentious general capital increase at October Annual Meetings
The World Bank has signed a co-financing agreement with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, while former Bank staff join the new institution.
The best books and papers on the World Bank and IMF from 2015.
Every year the Bretton Woods Project highlights some of the most farcical remarks of Fund and Bank staff.