International

WB/IMF roles

News

Bank to convene new public policy fora

The World Bank is considering setting up new fora to discuss issues of global importance which are not being effectively handled by existing national or international mechanisms.

15 September 1999

News

New reports available

Contact the Bretton Woods Project for copies.

15 September 1999

Finance

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Changing names but not spots

The Interim Committee is likely to change its name to the “International Monetary and Finance Committee”.

15 September 1999

Environment

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Bank, IUCN sign cooperation agreement

At the end of June IUCN and the World Bank signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formalize their partnership agreement.

15 September 1999

WB/IMF roles

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IMF mission creep

The IMF, which monitors all its members’ economies through its Article IV consultation process, is not content with monitoring the codes on fiscal policy, corporate governance and monetary policy.

15 September 1999

Social services

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Bank feels heat on waste incineration

A report launched in June condemns World Bank support for medical waste incineration.

15 September 1999

Conditionality

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Social Principles limited to crisis situations

The Bank’s paper on best practices for implementing the social principles will be discussed by the Board on 10 September.

15 September 1999

Rights

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Bank resettlement policy conversion

In July some NGOs received letters from Maninder Gill at the World Bank seeking comments on the proposed conversion of its Operational Directive (OD) on Resettlement.

15 September 1999

IFI governance

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New Bank environment review

The World Bank’s Operations Evaluation Department is carrying out a review of “Promoting Environmental Sustainability in Development”.

15 September 1999

Conditionality

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The IMF’s ESAF: is it working?

In August the IMF produced a “question and answer” paper on its Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility.

15 September 1999

Environment

News

The Bretton Woods Twins: Caught in Their Paradigm

The genesis and mandates of the Bretton Woods Institutions were very specific, intended to complement each other, and primarily economic in nature. They have not changed very much in the past 50 years even though the world has changed quite dramatically.

25 June 1999

Environment

Analysis

World Bank and IMF: Dilemmas and Opportunities

Are the World Bank and IMF now taking environmental and social issues seriously?

25 June 1999 | Briefings