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Memorandum to the International Development Committee Inquiry on the Future of UK Development Cooperation

Briefing|Bretton Woods Project|26 June 2013|url

In written evidence submitted to the UK parliament's International Development Committee, we argue that further reform of the World Bank is needed. read article...

The Doing Business review: a test of World Bank leadership

At Issue|Christina Chang|24 June 2013|update 86|url
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. read article...

Climate Investment Funds Monitor 7 April 2013

Briefing|Bretton Woods Project|25 April 2013|url

The Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) are financing instruments designed to pilot low-carbon and climate-resilient development through the multilateral development banks (MDBs). They are comprised of two trust funds - the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF). read article...

Working paper: The private sector and climate change adaptation International Finance Corporation investments under the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience

Briefing|Tom Fry|24 April 2013|url

This paper looks at PPCR projects implemented under the World Bank's private sector lending arm, the International Finance Corporation, highlighting important questions concerning the design, implementation and operation of projects financed from public climate funds using private sector actors. In summary, the analysis suggests that the integration of private sector projects into national planning processes and strategies is crucial. read article...

The UK's role in the World Bank and IMF Department for International Development and HM Treasury

Briefing|Bretton Woods Project|13 March 2013|url

This page outlines the structure of the UK government's interaction with the World Bank and the IMF. It provides contact information for the appropriate staff at the Department for International Development and HM Treasury who deal with the Bretton Woods institutions read article...

World Bank on jobs: a "significant departure" or "business as usual"?

At Issue|Brendan Martin|13 February 2013|update 84|url

The opening sentences of the 2013 World Development Report Jobs, could not be clearer: "Jobs are the cornerstone of economic and social development". Brendan Martin of UK NGO Public World examines the policy implications for developing economies, trade unions and the wider development community. read article...

The World Bank and industrial policy: Hands off or hands on?

At Issue|Carlos Fortin|6 December 2012|update 83|url

Former deputy secretary general of UNCTAD Carlos Fortin, of the Institute of Development Studies, examines the Bank's record on industrial policy over the last 20 years and shows that the Bank's position is more nuanced. read article...

Climate Investment Funds Monitor 6 October 2012

Briefing|Bretton Woods Project|26 October 2012|url

The Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) are financing instruments designed to pilot low-carbon and climate-resilient development through the multilateral development banks (MDBs). They are comprised of two trust funds - the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF). read article...

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Memorandum to the International Development Committee: Inquiry on the Future of UK Development Cooperation  26 June 2013

The Doing Business review: a test of World Bank leadership 24 June 2013

Climate Investment Funds Monitor 7: April 2013  25 April 2013

Working paper: The private sector and climate change adaptation: International Finance Corporation investments under the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience  24 April 2013

The UK's role in the World Bank and IMF: Department for International Development and HM Treasury  13 March 2013

World Bank on jobs: a "significant departure" or "business as usual"? 13 February 2013

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