The Bretton Woods Project review of the most important developments at the World Bank and IMF in 2013.
A mine of controversy: World Bank push for large scale extractives
New concerns have been raised on the World Bank’s involvement in the Simandou mine in Guinea, including on the use of biodiversity offsets, while civil society has repeated unaddressed concerns on the Mongolia Oyu Tolgoi mine. Further concerns have been raised on mines in Dominican Republic, Peru and South Africa.
Engaging citizens for better development results
Notes from IEG-sponsored citizen's engagement civil society policy forum session - 19 April
Why impact investments can be an effective tool for social development
Notes of spring meeting session on impact investments, 18 April.
IMF consultation: CSO views on fiscal transparency policy
Minutes of an IMF consultation on fiscal transparency policy
Dominican Republic taxes at IMF “gun point”
A controversial tax reform programme in the Dominican Republic was forced onto the country by the IMF, in the words of finance minister Vicente Bengoa, “at gun point”.
Six die in Dominican IMF protests
Six people were killed and over 20 wounded in the Dominican Republic on 11 November during a strike called to protest austerity measures called for by the IMF.