World Bank's board fails to live up to commitments to open, transparent and merit-based selection process for Bank president.
US Supreme Court rejects IFC's immunity from suits in the US in landmark case
Civil society press for review of Inspection Panel and Compliance Advisor Ombudsman to result in reserve funds, community-led monitoring systems and greater power for accountability mechanisms.
Analysis of the IMFC communiqué, issued on 12 October, from the 2018 World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings in Bali, Indonesia.
Court's decision on IFC’s legal immunity in the Tata Mundra coal-fired power plant case will set important precedent
Notes from the 19 April Civil Society Policy Forum session on the response to the 2008 financial crisis at the World Bank and IMF's Spring Meetings.
Originally created to help the poor escape poverty and deprivation, the World Bank became the most important advocate for the commercialised microcredit model. Yet, critics argued it undermined the chances of sustainable and equitable development to create a poverty trap of historic proportions.
World Bank launches new We-Fi fund for women entrepeneurs, but concerns raised that fund won't reach poorest women.
As Pakistan requests an IMF loan amid concerns about its debt sustainability, the IMF response is caught up in China-US tensions.
BWP will provide analysis of the ministerial meetings’ communiqués, notes from CSPF seminars and more on BWP’s Dispatch page.
Plaintiffs make case for ending IFC's 'absolute immunity'
World Bank board to formalise contentious general capital increase at October Annual Meetings
Indian fishing communities that claim to have been harmed by IFC investments seek to challenge its 'absolute immunity'
Indian fishing communities and farmers will ask the highest court in the US to rule on IFC's immunity for its role in the controversial Tata Mundra coal-fired power plant in India.
ICSID, a World Bank arm for investor-state dispute arbitration, ruled that the $250 million case brought by Pac Rim Cayman against El Salvador in 2009 was without merit.
The World Bank and the IMF will be meeting in Washington DC for the spring meetings 15-17 April 2016.