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G20 communiqué analysis – Annual Meetings 2020

Analysis of the G20 communiqué published on 14 October from the 2020 World Bank and IMF virtual Annual Meetings.

21 October 2020

IFI governance

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Development Committee communiqué analysis – Annual Meetings 2020

Analysis of the Development Committee communiqué published on 16 October from the 2020 World Bank and IMF virtual Annual Meetings.

21 October 2020

IFI governance

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IMFC communiqué analysis – Annual Meetings 2020

Analysis of the IMFC communiqué, issues on 15 October, from the 2020 World Bank and IMF virtual Annual Meetings.

21 October 2020

IFI governance

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G24 communiqué analysis – Annual Meetings 2020

Analysis of the G24 communiqué released on 13 October.

21 October 2020

IFI governance

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Annual Meetings 2020 Preamble: IMF and World Bank frontload austerity and privatisation in Covid-19 recovery, while the world calls for more inclusive multilateralism

As the inability of Bank and Fund to adapt their policies in response to the Covid-19 pandemic becomes more evident, hope turns to the UN system and a radical restructure of the global international financial architecture.

12 October 2020

IFI governance

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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

IFI governance

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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

IFI governance

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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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IFI governance

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6 October 2020

Changes at the top for IFC and its accountability mechanism

IFC and CAO will undergo changes in leadership at a pivotal time for both institutions, with merit-based selection of new leaders essential.

IFI governance

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6 October 2020

Struggle for IFC accountability for Tata Mundra continues despite landmark immunity ruling

IFC continues to avoid responsibility for its investments in Tata Mundra coal power plant as US federal court rules that harmful acts took place outside the United States.

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29 September 2020 | Minutes

Tracking the trillions: Emergency funds, corruption and making the Covid-19 recovery work for all

Notes from Civil Society Policy Forum at the 2020 IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings 29 September session on corruption and Covid-19 recovery.

IFI governance

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16 July 2020

IFC CEO announces planned retirement

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

IFI governance

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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.

IFI governance

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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.

IFI governance

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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. 

IFI governance

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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