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Gender and the IFIs

This topic area covers the ways and extent to which the international financial institutions address the differentiated impacts of their activities on women and men, boys and girls, in developing countries. read more background...

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First ever real-terms drop in IDA agreed Replenishment negotiations focus on private sector, fragile states

News|Bretton Woods Project|18 September 2013|url

As the negotiations on the 17th replenishment of the World Bank's International Development Association (IDA) pass the half way mark, a real-terms drop in IDA and stingier terms for borrowers have been agreed. The discussion has focussed largely on the private sector and fragile states. read article...

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...

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...

Colombia case study: results measurement and poverty eradication

Minutes|Bretton Woods Project|23 April 2013|url

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

The private sector and poverty eradication Experiences from the health sector

Minutes|Bretton Woods Project|23 April 2013|url

This session gave an overview on the links between private sector and healthcare provision in tackling poverty. read article...

The challenges of advancing sustainability at the World Bank

Minutes|Bretton Woods Project|22 April 2013|url

This panel discussion reflected on the major sustainability challenges facing the World Bank through exploring two World Resources Institute areas - a portfolio analysis on 2012 projects, and the interaction between country systems and World Bank safeguard approaches. read article...

Financial and housing crises, the Bank's safeguards and the right to adequate housing

Minutes|Bretton Woods Project|22 April 2013|url

This session featured a presentation from UN special rapporteur on the links between financial and housing crises, safeguards and the right to adequate housing. read article...

Bending the arc of poverty

Minutes|Bretton Woods Project|22 April 2013|url

The session focused on the World Bank's development strategy, poverty eradication goals, global inequality, and the threat of climate change. read article...

Spring meetings 2013: communiqués coverage

News|Bretton Woods Project|22 April 2013|url

Coverage of the communiqués from the G24, G20, IMFC and Development Committee at the 2013 spring meetings of the World Bank and IMF. read article...

World Bank executive directors roundtable with CSOs 16 April 2013

Minutes|Bretton Woods Project|19 April 2013|url

Minutes of an open roundtable with EDs that occurred during the 2013 spring meetings. read article...

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