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IFI governance

Commentary

3 October 2019 | Guest comment

Tout change et rien change pas: Global power and IMF leadership

The present IMF leadership 'contest' makes a mockery of the institution's multilateral character and further diminishes its legitimacy.

Knowledge

News

18 November 2011

Little currency for global money?

While the G20 postponed decisions on issuing new special drawing rights (SDRs), the IMF-managed international reserve asset, the IMF completed its surveillance review and a new Fund report tackled the thorny issue of global imbalances.

IFI governance

News

13 September 2011

Big infrastructure, small participation

The World Bank, in conjunction with the G20, is prioritising massive, cross-border infrastructure with private sector involvement, but has failed to involve any local communities.

Environment

News

5 April 2004

Global warming speaks louder than words

The gap between the World Bank's pronouncements on the dangers of climate change and the reality of its lending practices presents an ever increasing danger for the global commons.

Finance

News

14 June 2000

Bank Report Counters Globalization Critics

In April the World Bank launched a new briefing Assessing Globalization, examining the implications of international trade for poverty, inequality and the environment.

Conditionality

Analysis

14 June 2000 | Briefings

The IMF’s Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility: What Role for Development?

Although it has sought to adapt, the Fund still has particular difficulties in dealing effectively with low income countries. The introduction of ESAF was an important attempt at adaptation but its programmes are still too short term, the scale of support is often too small, and the policy conditions laid down are too blinkered.

IFI governance

News

14 June 2000

IDM Dialogo Global Electrónico: Las Preguntas Más Frecuentes

IDM Dialogo Global Electr

News

15 April 2000

Democratising Global Economy and Culture

The University of Helsinki is organising a conference exploring cosmopolis and opportunities for reforming global governance from 2-3rd June 2000.

Finance

News

15 April 2000

Global Gamblers

A new report from War on Want, The Global Gamblers, British Banks and the Foreign Exchange Game, finds that banks profit substantially from trading foreign currency during periods of financial instability.

Accountability

News

31 January 2004

Europeans gather to assess global progressive strategies

Key European politicians, campaigners and officials met in Brussels to discuss bolder strategies for global governance. They discussed a report by former Danish Prime Minister Poul Rasmussen which recommends significant reducing the roles of the World Bank and IMF.

Rights

News

15 May 2001

Financial crises and global slowdown capture IMF-World Bank spring meetings agenda

The global economic slowdown and donor countries’ differing views on what to do about it, pushed issues related to the world’s poorest nations to the sidelines of public debate on this year’s spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank.

Rights

News

2 November 2001

Anti-globalisation campaigners carry on

After an initial period of shock and confusion in the wake of the 11 September attacks on the US, anti-globalisers have resumed their protests against multilateral trade and financial institutions.