Road Maps For Capital Account Liberalisation - Response UK Treasury
A conference on child poverty called by British Chancellor Gordon Brown and Secretary of State for International Development Clare Short received strong support from participants including non-governmental organisations.
In January the UK Treasury released its second Annual Report to Parliament on the Activities of the IMF.
The UK white paper on globalization - endorsed by the entire UK Government - was published in December.
The World Bank has sacked three staff members after an investigation revealed they had accepted bribes from several Swedish companies in return for steering contracts worth US$900,000 to the firms.
UK parliamentarians held two hearings on the World Bank in November.
UK Chancellor, Gordon Brown, and Clare Short, Secretary of State for International Development, are planning a “Child Poverty Initiative”.
After four and a half years based in Christian Aid’s building in Waterloo the Bretton Woods Project has moved.
Over half of companies breaching World Bank guidelines on fraud and corruption are British.
In March the UK Department for International Development published its Institutional Strategy Paper on the World Bank Group.
The Bretton Woods Project was first runner up in GreenNet’s Networker of the year award for its website, launched last year.
Bank and Fund staff have complained that the Joint IMF-World Bank Implementation Committee (JIC), which has been established to coordinate work on the Heavily Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) Initiative and the Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSP) program is just “political whitewash”.