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.
Bretton Woods Project launches new communications including new publications and a redesigned website.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This session examined Colombia's private sector partnerships and poverty eradication programme.
This session gave an overview on the links between private sector and healthcare provision in tackling poverty.
The session focused on the World Bank's development strategy, poverty eradication goals, global inequality, and the threat of climate change.
This session featured a presentation from UN special rapporteur on the links between financial and housing crises, safeguards and the right to adequate housing.