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Environment

News

21 November 2005

UK parliament hearings on World Bank, IMF

The UK all-party committee on international development held its evidence session on the annual meetings of the World Bank and IMF in October, with evidence heard from the Bretton Woods Project and the Rainforest Foundation, secretary of state for international development Hilary Benn, and representatives of the Treasury.

IFI governance

Commentary

10 July 2006 | Statement

Declaraciòn abierta de OSC europeas sobre reforma a la gobernabilidad del FMI

Bajo los auspicios de la décimo tercera revisión de cuotas en el Fondo Monetario Internacional, se ha producido una creciente discusión acerca de la modificación al régimen de gobernabilidad de la institución. Organizaciones de la sociedad civil europea suscriben una declaración exhortando a que sus gobiernos presenten conjuntamente una propuesta progresista para una reforma fundamental del FMI.

IFI governance

Commentary

12 July 2006 | Statement

Offene Stellungnahme europäischer NGOs zur Governance Reform des IWF

Im Rahmen der 13.

IFI governance

Commentary

17 July 2006 | Statement

European CSO open statement on governance reform of the IMF

The undersigned organisations hereby call on their governments in Europe to jointly put forward a progressive proposal for fundamental reform of the IMF that includes, at a minimum, ending inequality in decision making, opening leadership selection, and making governing bodies transparent.

IFI governance

Analysis

2 February 2007 | Reports

Bridging the democratic deficit

The IMF should implement a double majority voting system that requires the achievement of two separate majorities - one based on one-country one-vote and the other on economically weighted quotas - for any decision to be made. This paper describes this system as a state-weight double majority, reflecting the two components of the suggested approach.

IFI governance

Background

23 April 2007 | Minutes

Highlights of UK NGO meeting with HM Treasury on IMF governance

Minutes of a consultation between UK NGOs and HM Treasury on IMF governance, 4 April 2007

IFI governance

Background

27 April 2007 | Minutes

Reforming the governance of the IMF / World Bank

Highlights of a civil society dialogue on Bank/Fund governance during the spring meetings 2007

IFI governance

News

20 October 2007

Annual Meetings 2007: Communiqués coverage

Coverage of the communiques from the G24, G7, IMFC and Development Committee at the 2007 Annual Meetings of the World Bank and IMF.

Accountability

Background

26 October 2007 | Minutes

Rethinking the governance of the IMF

Highlights of a 19 October discussion on the reform of IMF governance at the World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2007.

IFI governance

News

1 April 2008

IMF governance renovations: fresh paint while foundations rot

The shareholders of the IMF have squandered the political will for governance reform of the institution by making marginal changes that will fail to shift the balance of power.

Finance

News

8 April 2013

IDA 17: Back to big infrastructure, flirting with climate finance

While donors and the World Bank focus on IDA structural reform, the proposed IDA shift towards financing infrastructure and climate adaptation raises concerns over development impacts.

Environment

News

27 November 2008

Dam wrong

A forthcoming World Bank commissioned book on large dams stresses their purported economic benefits whilst inadequately addressing serious social and environmental costs. The book is a further indicator of the Bank's preference for large dams.