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Bank and Fund work in trade policy covering trade-related conditionality, advisory services, and trade related capacity building. Questioning the Bank and Fund approach to trade liberalisation. Includes: Capacity building, integrated framework, trade-finance coherence, trade-related investment, trade conditionality and national development plans read read more background...

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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...

From the Arab revolutions to global austerity trends

Minutes|Bretton Woods Project|22 April 2013|url

This session examined issues thrown up by the Arab revolutions, including the fiscal, monetary, tax and investment policies being considered by governments facilitating, or hindering countries in the Arab and other regions in building an inclusive economy and supporting socioeconomic recovery, the impact on public expenditure for the strengthening of education, health, and other social sectors as well as the management of chronic and high unemployment and high food and fuel prices. read article...

India complains Doing Business "not robust"

News|Bretton Woods Project|8 April 2013|update 85|url

As an independent panel begun its review of the World Bank’s controversial Doing Business rankings, India’s public criticism of the rankings added weight to global governmental and civil society opposition. read article...

IMF to play "grand endorser" in Jamaica?

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

Jamaica is close to agreeing a new IMF programme despite a recent record of disputes. read article...

ICSID billion dollar cases prompt criticism

News|Bretton Woods Project|12 February 2013|update 84|url

The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), an arm of  the World Bank Group, is facing growing criticism from developing country governments. read article...

World Bank on jobs: "a race to the bottom"?

News|Bretton Woods Project|6 December 2012|update 83|url

Two October World Bank reports reveal a contradictory message for developing countries' labour markets. read article...

World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2012

News|Bretton Woods Project|16 October 2012|url

Analysis, news, and about the events inside and around the World Bank/IMF annual meetings 2012. This page is being updated regularly. read article...

World Bank-IMF spring meetings 2012

News|Bretton Woods Project|20 April 2012|url

Analysis of the 2012 World Bank and IMF spring meetings and related events, including the selection of new World Bank president Jim Yong Kim. read article...

IMF Consultation on Natural Resources Management and Taxation

Minutes|Bretton Woods Project|19 April 2012|url

Notes of meeting, Spring meetings 2012, Washington DC read article...

Memorandum by the Bretton Woods Project for the UK Treasury Committee Treasury Committee inquiry into global imbalances

Briefing|Bretton Woods Project|27 February 2012|url

It is widely accepted that global imbalances were a major contributing factor to the recent global financial crisis. In written evidence submitted to the UK Treasury Committee, we argue that there are four main underlying causes and three areas of major reform needed. read article...

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