North America

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

Bank blackball blunder

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

13 June 2005

Finance

News

World Bank-IMF spring meetings 2005 report

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

17 April 2005

IFI governance

News

World Bank/IMF spring meetings schedule

Members of the staff of the Bank and Fund, board members, development and finance ministers are gathered in Washington 15 - 17 April.

10 April 2005

IFI governance

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The end of the Wolfensohn era

Bank president James Wolfensohn has said he will retire on 31 May after 10 years in the post.

26 January 2005

IFI governance

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Who will be the next World Bank president?

In an email sent to both his board and news agency Reuters, current Bank president…

7 January 2005

Environment

News

Town hall meeting between civil society and Bank Fund heads

Highlights from a meeting between Bank president Wolfensohn, Fund director Rato, South African finance minister Trevor Manuel, UK chancellor Gordon Brown, and NGOs.

5 October 2004