North America

IFI governance

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WB-IMF spring meetings schedule

Tentative schedule of the World Bank-IMF spring meetings in Washington, April 21 - 23, 2006.

3 April 2006

IFI governance

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Fury at Wolfowitz political appointee

Kevin Kellems, advisor to Bank president Paul Wolfowitz since June 2005 and former spokesman for US vice president Dick Cheney, has been named director of strategy of the external affairs department.

23 January 2006

IFI governance

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Fury at Wolfowitz political appointee (2)

Bank president Paul Wolfowitz has confirmed the appointment of the acting head of the Bank's department of institutional integrity, Suzanne Rich Folsom.

23 January 2006

IFI governance

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Mass exodus of Bank senior staff

The past two months have seen a flood of senior World Bank management leaving the institution.

21 November 2005

Conditionality

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IMF mission creep continues in low-income countries

Highlights of a meeting where IMF staff outlined plans for a new facility for countries experiencing 'exogenous shocks', a new 'policy support instrument' to signal policy quality of non-borrowers, and reviewed the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, the Fund's lending vehicle for low-income countries.

27 September 2005

IFI governance

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Update from the WB IMF annual meetings in Washington

Highlights of meetings held in Washington at this year's annual meetings of the World Bank and IMF.

24 September 2005

IFI governance

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Report on multi-stakeholder consultations on systemic issues

Hosted by the New Rules for Global Finance coalition, this meeting summarised the findings of…

24 September 2005

Conditionality

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Bank policies for growth have failed

A meeting hosted by ActionAid, Christian Aid and the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)…

24 September 2005

IFI governance

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Wolfowitz watch

A new initiative from US NGO Bank Information Center will provide information with the appointments made by president Wolfowitz, as well as his speeches and travel schedule.

14 September 2005

IFI governance

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World Bank - IMF annual meetings 2005

Members of the staff of the Bank and Fund, board members, development and finance ministers are gathered in Washington 23 - 25 September.

12 September 2005

IFI governance

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Bank blackball blunder

Two days after slapping a six-month ban on the Financial Times for giving away embargoed…

13 June 2005

Finance

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World Bank-IMF spring meetings 2005 report

Reports of official and civil society events in Washington around the spring meetings 2005.

17 April 2005