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Environment

Background

18 February 2008 | Minutes

Highlights of BWI-UK network meeting with Caroline Sergeant, 7 February 2008

Highlights of NGO meeting with alternative executive director to the World Bank, Caroline Sergeant

Knowledge

Background

18 February 2008 | Resource

Recursos recomendados del 2007

Recursos recomendados del 2007

IFI governance

Background

22 February 2008 | Minutes

BWI-UK / UKAN workshop on World Bank strategic review

Highlights of a 13 February 2008 UK NGO workshop discussing elements of the World Bank's long-term strategic review.

IFI governance

Analysis

4 February 2008 | Review

The IFIs in 2007: year in review

2007 will certainly go down in the annals of the IFIs as an annus horribilis. But a bad year for the IFIs has meant a relatively good year for developing country policy space.

Environment

News

1 February 2008

World Bank and power

Calls for the Bank to end its lending for fossil fuels have increased in the aftermath of the 13th conference of the parties of the UN framework convention on climate change in Bali but the Bank has continued to push oil, gas and coal operations.

Land

News

4 December 2007

Failing small farmers: The World Bank and agriculture

Stinging from a critique from its own evaluation unit on its work on agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa, the World Bank released its flagship annual report on agriculture in October to heavy criticism from civil society.

IFI governance

News

14 December 2007

UK report on its activities at the World Bank

In late November, the UK released its third report on its relationship with the World Bank, disappointing in the coverage and depth of its analysis.

Private Sector

News

1 February 2008

De Rato in the money

Former IMF managing director Rodrigo de Rato, whose June 2007 announcement that he would resign surprised many, has taken up posts at large private sector banking institutions.

IFI governance

News

31 January 2008

Staff in black

Thanks to pressure from the major shareholders the IMF’s new managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn is being forced to cut the IMF’s budget. Internal documents reveal some details of the restructuring, including 15 per cent staff layoffs and charges for technical assistance, but fail to shed light on whether the Fund will shift away from dictating to poor countries and towards overseeing global markets.

Knowledge

Background

1 February 2008 | Resource

Recommended resources 2007

Recommendations from Bretton Woods Project staff on the best papers, books and electronic resources of 2007.

Knowledge

News

1 February 2008

New figures cast shadow over Bank poverty reduction claims

Preliminary recalculations of global economic output excluding differences in domestic prices and currencies, released by the World Bank in mid-December, may undermine the much-trumpeted claims that globalisation has reduced the number of people living in extreme poverty.