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IMF reform still stuck in US Congress

News|Bretton Woods Project|26 June 2013|update 86|url

As developing countries continue to complain about the US failing to approve IMF governance reforms, the US Treasury formally resubmitted a request for the approval to US Congress. read article...

IMF research on "fiscal profligacy" criticised

News|Bretton Woods Project|13 February 2013|update 84|url

A January IMF working paper has accused the US of "fiscal profligacy". read article...

Timely Canadian action on governance reform

Humour|Bretton Woods Project|3 July 2012|update 81|url

The Bretton Woods Project would like to sincerely thank the Honorable James M. Flaherty, Canada's finance minister, for his kind end June response to a letter we sent him about leadership selection at the IFIs. read article...

World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2011

News|Bretton Woods Project|26 September 2011|url

Analysis, news, and about the events inside and around the World Bank/IMF annual meetings 2011. This page is being updated regularly. read article...

US legislators try to cut funding to IFIs

News|Bretton Woods Project|14 September 2011|update 77|url

In late July, a US House of Representatives sub committee, now controlled by the Republican party, moved to slash funding to multilateral institutions. read article...

US cuts funding to World Bank Climate Fund

News|Bretton Woods Project|14 June 2011|update 76|url

The Clean Technology Fund (CTF), one of the controversial Bank-housed Climate Investment Funds (CIFs), was a victim of the 2011 US budget deal, which passed in April. read article...

World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2010

News|Bretton Woods Project|12 October 2010|url

Analysis, news, and about the events inside and around the World bank/IMF annual meetings 2009. This page is being updated regularly. read article...

US pledges to controversial World Bank agriculture fund

News|Bretton Woods Project|16 April 2010|update 70|url

The US administration is seeking to allocate $1.6 billion to its global agriculture and food security initiative. Of this, $408 million has been earmarked for the global agriculture and food security programme (GAFSP), a new multi-donor trust fund, to be managed by the World Bank. read article...

Compensation for anti-IFI protestors

News|Bretton Woods Project|15 February 2010|update 69|url

The city of Washington has agreed to pay $13.7 million to 700 protestors and bystanders mistreated by police during demonstrations against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in 2000. read article...

World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2009

News|Bretton Woods Project|4 October 2009|url

Analysis, news, and about the events inside and around the World bank/IMF annual meetings 2009. This page is being updated regularly. read article...

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