IFI governance

Illustration Observer Summer 2019

IFI governance

Analysis

Here we go again: Surprise IMF leadership change litmus test for its legitimacy

Lagarde resignation kicks-off another leadership race overshadowed by gentleman’s agreement.

30 July 2019

IFI governance

News

Quota reform impasse likely as IMF faces legitimacy crisis

Latest Review of Quotas expected to be quashed, as US signals it will block reform.

30 July 2019

IFI governance

News

New IMF surveillance tool launched

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

30 July 2019
IMF Boss: Tracking the fight to head the Fund

IFI governance

News

Follow IMFBoss.com

BWP relaunches IMFBoss.com opening a space for civil society, researchers, academics, officials, insiders and anonymous contributors to share and exchange their ideas and criticisms about the IMF's leadership process, and is now open to new contributions and content.

29 July 2019

IFI governance

Background

What is the ‘gentleman’s agreement’?

Leadership of the IMF and World Bank has been guided by a historical 'gentleman's agreement' between Europe and the United States. What does this agreement entail? And how could it be reformed?

23 July 2019 | FAQ

IFI governance

Analysis

Spring Meetings wrap-up 2019: what crisis of multilateralism?

As the world ponders the fate of a beleaguered multilateralism on the 75th anniversary of the Bank and Fund, both fail to act on essential governance reforms and opt to maintain the unjust privilege of the Global North.

16 April 2019

IFI governance

Analysis

V20 proposes new financial instruments in attempt to tackle climate risks

The V20 Group of Finance Ministers proposes new mechanism to help finance 100 per cent renewal energy transition, as climate action continues to proceed at slower pace than mandated by Paris Agreement.

16 April 2019

Finance

Analysis

Falling growth, rising tensions – IMFC communiqué analysis Spring 2019

Analysis of the IMFC communiqué, issued on 13 April, from the 2019 World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings, Washington DC.

16 April 2019

IFI governance

Analysis

Development Committee communiqué analysis – Spring 2019

Analysis of the Development Committee communiqué published on 13 April.

16 April 2019

IFI governance

Analysis

G24 communiqué analysis – Spring 2019

Analysis of the IMFC communiqué, issued on 13 April, from the 2019 World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings, Washington DC.

16 April 2019