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IFI governance

News

3 October 2012

IMF's debt restructuring

In August, the IMF published data on sovereign debt restructuring cases between 1950 and 2010, detailing pitfalls in the process including creditor holdouts and litigation, communication amongst stakeholders and the scope of debt relief in past restructurings.

IFI governance

News

2 October 2012

External panel to review IMF's Independent Evaluation Office

In August, the IMF executive board appointed an external panel to review the work of the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO), the body that assesses the work of the IMF.

Accountability

News

2 October 2012

World Bank back in on Padma bridge project?

The World Bank has decided to reengage with Bangladesh's Padma bridge project after it suspended its promised $1.2 billion loan last year over allegations of corruption in the consultant selection process

Finance

Background

2 October 2012 | Minutes

UK Civil Society Meeting with UK IMF Executive Director Alex Gibbs

Notes of a meeting with UK executive director to the IMF Alex Gibbs in October 2012

IFI governance

News

2 October 2012

US blocks IMF governance reform

An IMF governance reform deal agreed in November 2010 has been stalled by US Congress' failure to grant it approval.

Conditionality

News

13 September 2012

IMF steps into debate over monetary policy, independence at Bank of Thailand

The challenge of maintaining growth amid a global slowdown has sparked fierce debates over Thailand's monetary policy.

Land

Background

15 August 2012 | Minutes

Notes of meeting between UK Executive Director to World Bank Susanna Moorehead and UK civil society

Civil society organisations met UK Executive Director to the World Bank Susanna Moorehead and staff from the Department for International Development to discuss IDA, education finance, infrastructure finance, fragile states, agriculture and land, Doing Business rankings, Oyu Tolgoi project in Mongolia.

Accountability

Background

3 August 2012 | Minutes

IFI re-engagement in Burma

Minutes of Burma and IFIs meeting, Washington DC, 18 April 2012

IFI governance

News

3 July 2012

Parliamentarians call World Bank and IMF policies "unfair" and "ill-intentioned"

At an assembly held in Kampala in early April, IPU delegates criticised World Bank and IMF policies for being "unfair, non-transparent and ill-intentioned," and described how minimal parliamentary oversight hinders national ownership of development.

Environment

News

3 July 2012

IMF approves Angola funding

The IMF has agreed to release $133 million to Angola, despite calls for the Fund to withhold the disbursement until the Angolan government accounts for a $32 billion "discrepancy" in its public accounts.

Conditionality

News

3 July 2012

IFI leaders talk jobs, but staff push labour deregulation

International financial institutions increasingly recognise the negative impacts of austerity on labour markets, however, a disjuncture remains between their public pronouncements and their policies and practice.