Amidst multiple financial and economic crises, a classic IMF intervention in Lebanon could exacerbate inequalities and social tensions.
IMF managing director found guilty of “negligence”, remains at IMF
French court finds IMF managing director Lagarde guilty of “negligence in dealing with public funds” when she was finance minister in 2008, however no fine or sentence was imposed.
World Bank safeguards review: “human rights-free zone”
A UN special rapporteur, CSOs and donor countries have critiqued the lack of human rights in the World Bank's draft new environmental and social framework, as the consultation process has continued to be fraught with difficulty.
Climate Investment Funds Monitor 12
New edition of the Bretton Woods Project's biannual Climate Investment Fund (CIFs) Monitor, published to coincide with the World Bank-hosted CIFs committee meetings.
Climate Investment Funds Monitor 11
New edition of the Bretton Woods Project's biannual Climate Investment Fund (CIFs) Monitor, published to coincide with the World-Bank hosted CIFs committee meetings.
Bankspeak of the year 2013
The Bretton Woods Project awards the most comical use of words by members of staff at the World Bank and IMF in 2013.
IMF’s Lagarde to face trial in France
IMF’s managing director lost a July appeal to avoid trial in France over negligence while French finance minister.
World Bank and IMF prepare Tunisia loan programmes
As the IMF initiates negotiations with Tunisia, concerns have been expressed that renewed reforms will not be inclusive or target deep-seated economic and social issues.
Financial tremors in developing countries: is another earthquake on the way?
Aldo Caliari Monetary policy changes in rich world are now starting – the reversal of…
CSO roundtable with World Bank Group executive directors
Sponsor: World Bank Group Panelists: Merza Hassan (Executive Director for Kuwait, and Dean of the…
World Bank executive directors roundtable with CSOs
Tuesday 8 October 2013 Panelists: • Merza Hassan (WB Executive Director for Kuwait and Dean…
Financial transactions tax: IMF at odds with Europe
The IMF has put itself out of step with Europe on the issue of financial transaction taxes.
French police raid Lagarde home
French police searched the Paris apartment of IMF managing director Christine Lagarde in late March as part of an investigation over the way Lagarde, as French minister of finance, handled the compensation settlement of French millionaire Bernard Tapie.
WB/IMF at European Social Forum
Activities on IFIs during the European Social Forum included a workshop on the Asian Development Bank and one on the role of Europe at the Bank and the IMF to counter US dominance.