A May World Bank-led statistical operation has used a new method to estimate purchasing power parities, allowing it to more than halve the estimated number of people living on below $1.25 per day.
ILO paper questions IMF research on labour market reforms
A recent ILO publication finds major methodological flaws in reserach papers that the IMF used to justify the weakening of labour regulation.
Business as usual: World Bank rejects Doing Business reforms
World Bank publishes minor changes to its Doing Business report, addressing only one of the criticisms of an independent panel review while activists continue to highlight the damage done by the rankings.
The future of Doing Business
Sponsors: EURODAD, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), International Working Group on Trade-Finance Linkages Panelists: Natalia Speer…
Can development really be delivered by investing in private banks?
In a new blog the Bretton Woods Project highlights the Bank's increasing investment in financial intermediaries at the expense of education and health
Let them eat cake! IMF the equality champion?
The IMF released papers accepting the case against inequality, however it shows no indication of changing its demands upon borrowing countries.
Poland reverses World Bank-promoted pension scheme
Poland has taken public control of a World-Bank-promoted private-asset-managed pension scheme which was causing huge losses, but the Bank continues to deny blame.
Lagarde - equality champion?
Lagarde discusses income inequality in UK speech and cites Oxfam paper that criticises IMF, but ignores recommendations to reduce income inequality.
“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.
Civil society reacts to 2014 World Bank Doing Business report
Civil society organisations react to the latest Doing Business Report and call for reforms.