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Examines the World Bank's role as a self-proclaimed "knowledge bank". Questions IFI's knowledge biases as well as providing critical analysis of the bank's development effectiveness and its new Information and Communications Technologies initiatives, such as the Development Gateway. Includes: Technical assistance, development gateway, World Development Reports, media, global public goods, research, poverty measurement, 'results' agenda read more background...

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Civil society meeting with Stewart James, UK Alternate Executive Director to the World Bank 15 July 2013

Minutes|Bretton Woods Project|16 September 2013|url

Minutes of CSO meeting with Stewart James, UK Alternate Executive Director to the World Bank, 15 July 2013 read article...

IFIs on capital: flowing in same direction

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

The IMF's long-awaited guidance note on capital flows fails to remedy the faults of the 'institutional view' on capital account. The World Bank's long-term thinking is also emphasises liberalisation. read article...

IMF champions growth But calls for more cuts

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

As global economic risks and stagnation in major economies are expected to persist, the IMF's rhetoric is increasingly anti-austerity, reflecting changing priorities in member states. However, states where IMF policy influence is greatest, spending cuts continue. read article...

Education for all? World Bank emphasises universal education policies

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

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. 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...

Doing Business not related to growth Letter to the Economist

Letter|Bretton Woods Project|7 June 2013|url

The future of "Doing Business" has nothing to do with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim's opinion of growth ("Stand up for 'Doing Business'", The Economist, 25 May). You confuse growth with a set of indicators which many inside and outside the Bank find fundamentally flawed. read article...

Doing Business at the crossroads: ten years Spring meetings side event at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

Minutes|Bretton Woods Project|25 April 2013|url

Spring meetings side event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies on 19 April 2013 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...

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...

All you need to know: World Bank-IMF spring meetings 2013

News|Bretton Woods Project|22 April 2013|url

The 2013 spring meetings of the World Bank and IMF will take place from 18 to 20 April in Washington, DC. You will be able find links below to analysis of the communiqués as well as notes of some of the civil society and official meetings, as they become available. read article...

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