Knowledge

Knowledge

News

Lagarde - equality champion?

Lagarde discusses income inequality in UK speech and cites Oxfam paper that criticises IMF, but ignores recommendations to reduce income inequality.

27 February 2014

Knowledge

News

“Mind and culture” topic for next WDR

The World Bank has announced that the World Development Report 2015, due to be published in autumn 2014, will focus on Mind and culture.

3 December 2013

Knowledge

News

Civil society reacts to 2014 World Bank Doing Business report

Civil society organisations react to the latest Doing Business Report and call for reforms.

2 December 2013

Knowledge

Background

IMF forecasting models

Forecasting models are crucial to how the Fund performs its role as lender and global economic monitor, but the assumptions underpinning these models are frequently derided as unrealistic.

4 October 2013 | Inside the institutions

Conditionality

News

Inequality: IMF fails to listen to itself

While NGO Oxfam criticised the IMF for failing to learn lessons of the past in its approach to European austerity, IMF research on inequality produced findings opposite to IMF programme demands for borrowers.

3 October 2013

Social services

Analysis

The Doing Business review: a test of World Bank leadership

By this year's October annual meetings, we will know what the World Bank board has decided on what happens next to that institution's controversial and most popular publication, the Doing Business report.

24 June 2013 | At Issue

Knowledge

Background

New style, same substance: Project communications launch

Bretton Woods Project launches new communications including new publications and a redesigned website.

3 October 2013 | Project news

IFI governance

Analysis

World Bank's new strategy: 'deliverology' for the private sector?

As the World Bank's attention moves from goal-setting to implementation of a new strategy, it is becoming clear that it intends to further prioritise the role of the private sector and adopt many practices of its private sector arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), as the main pillars for the whole group.

26 June 2013

Knowledge

News

Education for all?

World Bank president, Jim Yong Kim has put global education on his priority list, however major ideological differences are emerging between education coalitions about whether this should be delivered through a private or public model.

26 June 2013

Infrastructure

Background

Colombia case study: results measurement and poverty eradication

This session examined Colombia's private sector partnerships and poverty eradication programme.

23 April 2013 | Minutes