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Commentary

Bank and Fun(d) speak of the year: 12 days of Christmas – an ode to the World Bank & IMF’s 2018

At the end of every year, the Bretton Woods Project highlights some of the most farcical remarks of Fund and World Bank staff. This time, it’s set to music.

6 December 2018 | Humour

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News

Inspection Panel and Compliance Ombudsman Advisor reviews: Will World Bank fill the half-empty glass?

Civil society press for review of Inspection Panel and Compliance Advisor Ombudsman to result in reserve funds, community-led monitoring systems and greater power for accountability mechanisms.

6 December 2018

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Analysis

Annual Meetings Wrap-up: 'Headwinds' overshadow Bali holiday

Despite the idyllic setting and notwithstanding recent global growth, the 2018 World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings took place in a context of apprehension, which seemed unmatched by forceful action.

16 October 2018

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Analysis

IMFC communiqué analysis - Annual Meetings 2018

Analysis of the IMFC communiqué, issued on 12 October, from the 2018 World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings in Bali, Indonesia.

16 October 2018

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Analysis

G20 press briefing analysis - Annual Meetings 2018

Analysis of the G20's press briefing on 12 October, following the Fourth Ministerial Meeting of Argentina's G20 Presidency, in Nusa Dua, Bali.

16 October 2018

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Analysis

Development Committee communiqué analysis – Autumn 2018

Analysis of the Development Committee communiqué released on 13 October at the World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings in Nusa Dua, Bali.

16 October 2018
Meetings of the G24 in Bali, Annuals 2018

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Analysis

G24 communiqué analysis - Annual Meetings 2018

Analysis of the G24 communiqué, issued on 11 October at the 2018 World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings in Nusa Dua, Bali.

16 October 2018

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Analysis

Annual Meetings Preamble: 10 years after crisis, World Bank and IMF fight for relevance amidst mounting global economic pressure

BWIs' approach questioned amidst lingering crisis of multilateralism.

5 October 2018

Other news

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News

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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News

6 December 2018

IMF appoints Gita Gopinath as its first female chief economist

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

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Background

28 August 2018 | Minutes

UK civil society meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Melanie Robinson

Notes from a meeting with the UK World Bank Executive Director on 6 July 2018.

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News

27 July 2018

World Bank general capital increase to be formalised in October

World Bank board to formalise contentious general capital increase at October Annual Meetings

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News

24 July 2018

World Bank announces two new appointments

Pinelopi Goldberg joins as the Bank’s chief economist and Imrana Jalal as the new chairperson of the Inspection Panel

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Background

14 May 2018 | Minutes

UK civil society meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Melanie Robinson

Notes of a meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Melanie Robinson on 19 March 2018.

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Background

15 December 2017 | Minutes

UK civil society meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Melanie Robinson

Notes of a meeting with UK World Bank Executive Director Melanie Robinson on 22 September 2017.

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News

3 July 2017

World Bank appoints Georgieva as CEO of IBRD and IDA

In October, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced the appointment of Kristalina Georgieva as chief executive officer of IBRD and IDA.