New report reveals IMF policy in the MENA region has remained unchanged after the 2011 Arab uprising, despite its rhetoric for change towards inclusive growth.
New evidence from Oxfam, the Bretton Woods Project and other NGOs reveals the impact of IFC investments in financial intermediaries on global human rights.
This factsheet explains how the International Finance Corporation (IFC) operates, how development impact is measured, and the latest trends in investments by sector, region and instrument.
New Bretton Woods Project report reveals World Bank Group channelling crucial development resources to banks instead of directly investing in pro-poor projects.
In December 2013, the German Development Institute, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Bretton Woods Project, in collaboration with the G-24, hosted a high-level workshop in Berlin to foster an open exchange on the profound changes in the global economy and the implications for global economic governance and its constituent institutions and members.
This paper looks at PPCR projects implemented under the World Bank's private sector lending arm, the International Finance Corporation, highlighting important questions concerning the design, implementation and operation of projects financed from public climate funds using private sector actors. In summary, the analysis suggests that the integration of private sector projects into national planning processes and strategies is crucial.
The notion that public investments should be used to 'leverage' additional investments from private actors is increasingly used in a variety of development finance forums, including aid, development finance, agriculture and, in particular, climate finance. The World Bank has become one of the leading proponents of this concept, though nowhere has it spelled out clearly what it means by 'leverage' or how it should be measured.
Argentina, Brazil and Costa Rica are among the countries that have recently implemented capital account regulations. This report reviews the evidence available on the impact of their measures, providing evidence of the usefulness of capital account regulations not only in achieving financial stability but also in preventing unwarranted appreciation of the exchange rate and increasing monetary policy space.
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April 2001 report from the Bretton Woods Project and Oxfam. Examines the links between capital account liberalisation (CAL) and poverty reduction, including how CAL affects government spending, the delivery of social services, access to credit for small businesses and households, and general opportunities for sustainable livelihoods.
Days two and three of the Terschelling meeting were conducted as small breakout groups, interspersed by short plenary discussions.
At noon on the second day of the Terschelling meeting, five of us were lured away from the peak of the discussions to “role-play” a World Bank public consultation.