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Land

Background

13 March 2012 | Minutes

Notes of meeting between Stewart James, Alternate UK Executive Director to the World Bank, and NGOs

Civil society organisations met UK Executive Director to the World Bank and staff from the Department for International Development to discuss agriculture, land grabs, food security, the safeguards review process, the selection of the next World Bank president, the doing business indicators, and the debt sustainability framework.

IFI governance

Analysis

27 February 2012 | Briefings

Memorandum by the Bretton Woods Project for the UK Treasury Committee

It is widely accepted that global imbalances were a major contributing factor to the recent global financial crisis. In written evidence submitted to the UK Treasury Committee, we argue that there are four main underlying causes and three areas of major reform needed.

IFI governance

Commentary

15 February 2012 | Press release

Appointment of next World Bank head

Reacting to the announcement that Robert Zoellick is stepping down as World Bank President, a global coalition of campaigners has called for an open and merit-based process to elect the next World Bank leader, and for developing countries to determine the selection.

Accountability

News

7 February 2012

The World Bank and extractives: a rich seam of controversy

As World Bank projects fail to reduce corruption in the mining sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), International Financial Corporation (IFC) investments in extractives are provoking complaints and protests around the world.

Accountability

News

7 February 2012

Harvesting controversy

While the Bank prepares to revise its agriculture strategy, its focus on market liberalisation is criticised, its own complaints bodies issue damning reports on agriculture projects in Peru and Papua New Guinea, and critics fault its gender focus.

IFI governance

News

7 February 2012

World Bank or US Bank?

Rumours that Robert Zoellick will not seek another term as World Bank president after his term ends in June have thrown open the debate about leadership selection at the Bank.

Knowledge

Background

7 February 2012 | Resource

Recommended resources on the World Bank and IMF 2011

Recommendations from Bretton Woods Project staff on the best papers, books and electronic resources of 2011.

Finance

News

7 February 2012

HIPC winds down amid controversy

The World Bank and IMF's joint Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) initiative is winding down as its objectives "have largely been reached".

Accountability

News

7 February 2012

IMF loan to Egypt branded as "odious"

Social movement Popular Campaign to Drop Egypt's Debts has spoken out against Egypt's military government agreeing to a $3.2 billion IMF loan.

IFI governance

Background

7 February 2012 | Inside the institutions

IMF resources: quota, NAB and GAB

One of the IMF's three roles is lending to members countries with balance of payments difficulties, using resources provided by its other members. Generally, these resources come in two forms: quota contributions tied to voting rights in the institution, and bilateral contributions which do not affect countries' voting rights.

Social services

Commentary

7 February 2012 | Guest comment

IMF from Argentina to Greece: similar but different

The economic crisis in Argentina in 2001 and Greece today share both similarities and differences, so we should be wary of stretching the comparison.