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“Godmother of austerity” appointment to World Bank chief economist post

Carmen Reinhart, co-author of influential 2010 pro-austerity paper, named to key post.

16 July 2020

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Development Committee communiqué analysis - Spring Meetings 2020

Analysis of the Development Committee communiqué published on 17 April.

21 April 2020

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Fears of shrinking civil society space as World Bank Staff Association calls for axing of Spring Meetings

World Bank Staff Association's call for permanent cancellation of Spring Meetings and its CSPF raises long-standing concerns about the need for improved civil society engagement by the Bank and Fund.

21 April 2020

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G20 communiqué analysis - Spring Meetings 2020

Analysis of the G20 communiqué published on 15 April.

21 April 2020

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G24 communiqué analysis – Spring Meetings 2020

Analysis of the G24 communiqué released on 14 April.

21 April 2020
Former World Bank chief economist, Pinelopi Goldberg (left) Credit: World Bank; Geoffrey Okamoto, appointed IMF first deputy managing director (right)

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Senior-level staff changes at World Bank and IMF

World Bank chief economist departs as key role is “eroded”, while IMF’s Georgieva makes series of high-level appointments.

7 April 2020
IMF Board of Governors, Bali, Indonesia, 2018

IFI governance

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IMF and World Bank decision-making and governance

This Inside the Institutions looks at decision-making and governance structures at the IMF and World Bank.

7 April 2020 | Inside the institutions

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Reviews of World Bank Group’s accountability mechanisms too important to be done in secret

Civil society deeply concerned about lack of transparency and consultation in ongoing reviews of World Bank's accountability mechanisms.

12 December 2019 | Guest comment

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16 July 2020

IFC CEO announces planned retirement

Philippe Le Houérou will depart 1 October, after joining IFC in 2015.

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12 December 2019

Accountability Counsel launches key tool for accountability community

Accountability Console provides complete database of Independent Accountability Mechanism complaints.

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12 December 2019

US blocks IMF voting rights redistribution

Fund’s 15th review of quotas delayed as US blocks redistribution of voting rights.

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30 July 2019

New IMF surveillance tool launched

Bretton Woods Project publishes new online tool to search IMF Article IV reports. 

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4 April 2019

World Bank appoints Independent Evaluation Group Director and Inspection Panel member

World Bank appoints Alison Evans as new IEG Director General and Ramanie Kunanayagam as Inspection Panel member

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4 April 2019

Follow BWP’s World Bank and IMF 2019 Spring Meetings Dispatch

BWP will provide analysis of the ministerial meetings’ communiqués, notes from CSPF seminars and more on BWP’s Dispatch page.

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6 December 2018

IMF quota reforms: The fight for democratic governance continues

Uneven votes shares and global power imbalances shape the IMF voting shares, as it prepares to shake up its voting quotas

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6 December 2018

IMF appoints Gita Gopinath as its first female chief economist

IMF's new chief economist views on exchange rates considered unorthodox