The Bretton Woods Project summarises the news, meetings and protests in Washington at the 2006 spring meetings of the World Bank and IMF. The big issues that everyone was talking about this year were corruption and the Fund's strategic review.
Tentative schedule of the World Bank-IMF spring meetings in Washington, April 21 - 23, 2006.
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.
Bank president Paul Wolfowitz has confirmed the appointment of the acting head of the Bank's department of institutional integrity, Suzanne Rich Folsom.
The past two months have seen a flood of senior World Bank management leaving the institution.
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.
A meeting hosted by ActionAid, Christian Aid and the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)…
Highlights of meetings held in Washington at this year's annual meetings of the World Bank and IMF.
Hosted by the New Rules for Global Finance coalition, this meeting summarised the findings of…
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.
Members of the staff of the Bank and Fund, board members, development and finance ministers are gathered in Washington 23 - 25 September.
Two days after slapping a six-month ban on the Financial Times for giving away embargoed…