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World Bank/IMF governance

Issues relating to the governance of the Bank and Fund by their member countries. Includes: Governance structures, Parliamentary scrutiny, transparency, accountability, complaint mechanisms, governance structures, evaluation mechanisms, spring/annual meetings read read more background...

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BRICS without mortar

News|Sargon Nissan|5 September 2013|url

On the sidelines of this week's G20 summit, BRICS nations are expected to reveal details of how their proposed $100 billion alternative to the IMF will operate. 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...

Leaked documents: World Bank strategy draft recommendations

Resource|Bretton Woods Project|26 June 2013|url

Web links for the leaked documents about the World Bank's strategy. read article...

World Bank's new strategy: 'deliverology' for the private sector?

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

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. read article...

World Bank governance reforms benefit rich countries

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

A June academic paper argued that rich countries manipulated the last World Bank governance reform process in 2010 (see Update 60) and proposed a new, fairer way to distribute voting rights at the Bank. read article...

IMF board responds to IEO assessment

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

Following the publication of the Fund's response to the IEO evaluation report which was endorsed by the Board in April, the IMF has published its three-part implementation plan on international reserves including a successor paper updating the Fund's 2011 work on reserve adequacy. read article...

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...

Civil society meeting with Steve Field, UK IMF Executive Director 9 April 2013

Minutes|Bretton Woods Project|30 May 2013|url

Minutes of CSO meeting with Steve Field UK IMF Executive Director, 9 April 2013 read article...

Notes of a meeting with World Bank Managing Director Caroline Anstey 15 May 2013

Minutes|Bretton Woods Project|30 May 2013|url

Notes of a meeting with World Bank Managing Director Caroline Anstey read article...

IMF reform in developing country perspective IMF spring meetings civil society forum event

Minutes|Bretton Woods Project|24 April 2013|url

Notes from IMF 2013 Spring meetings civil society forum event read article...

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

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IFI governance reform: Short-changing developing countries?  28 September 2010

Analysis of World Bank voting reforms: Governance remains illegitimate and outdated  30 April 2010


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