International

Rights

News

Major Bank pollution prevention handbook out

After 5 years of preparation the World Bank and IFC have jointly published a Pollution Prevention and Abatement Handbook.

15 September 1999

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

Environment

Analysis

Roleplay Reflections

At noon on the second day of the Terschelling meeting, five of us were lured away from the peak of the discussions to “role-play” a World Bank public consultation.

25 June 1999 | Reports

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

Environment

News

The Growth Illusion: an Update

In the seven years since the first edition of my book The Growth Illusion appeared, a positive change has taken place in the public attitude to economic growth.

25 June 1999

Rights

News

Confronting Gender Inequities and Political Disempowerment

The Women’s Eyes campaign was launched by women’s movements and NGOs to monitor World Bank progress in bringing its lending operations in line with the Platform for Action of the Fourth World Conference on Women Beijing Women’s Summit in 1995.

25 June 1999

Environment

Analysis

Questioning the World Bank/IMF Growth Model

Questioning the Growth Model was a meeting organised jointly by the Bretton Woods Project and…

25 June 1999 | Briefings

Environment

News

The Growth Model: Hard Wired and Hard to Change

The World Bank, and the IMF, have difficult missions: poverty alleviation through environmentally sustainable growth.

25 June 1999

Environment

News

An Alternative African Recovery Model

Many African economists, NGO representatives and others have debated the World Bank and IMF’s approaches to economic reform in the continent.

25 June 1999

Environment

Analysis

Terschelling discussion groups

Days two and three of the Terschelling meeting were conducted as small breakout groups, interspersed by short plenary discussions.

25 June 1999 | Reports

Environment

News

Growth Accounting - Select Glossary

These definitions of selected growth accounting and international financial institution terms are taken from various reports, explaining especially the current World Bank usages.

25 June 1999