International

Environment

News

NGO review of Bank social assessments

US NGO grouping InterAction is reviewing Bank social assessments.

15 September 1999

Private Sector

News

WB corporate governance initiative explained

Ann Simpson, head of the World Bank’s new corporate governance initiative, explained her plans to UK NGOs in August.

15 September 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

Environment

News

Questioning the Growth Model - Related Readings

A selected list of materials made available at the Terschelling meeting, and some further relevant publications.

25 June 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