Bretton Woods Project coverage of the 2016 spring meetings in Washington DC with links to analysis of the communiqués and notes from key civil society and official meetings.
Analysis of the official communiqués from the 2016 World Bank-IMF annual meetings, Washington DC.
While the recent reforms to the IMF and World Bank governance reforms and the establishment of new Southern-led IFIs are symbolically important, they are thus far not a rupture with the Western-dominated international financial architecture.
The World Bank and other multilateral development banks continue to push for public-private partnerships for infrastructure projects, despite concerns of debt risks and lack of transparency.
An IMF policy paper on the international monetary system considers its future policy on capital controls and proposes a review of the IMF's institutional view on the liberalisation and management of capital flows.
This briefing examines the trajectory of China's evolving leadership in international development finance, including the impact of it's massive increase in development finance for developing countries.
Briefing noted that recent reforms to the IMF and World Bank governance reforms and the establishment of new Southern-led IFIs are symbolically important, however they are thus far not a rupture with the Western-dominated international financial architecture.
Reform to the IMF’s voting shares shifts some power to emerging countries, but the institution’s leadership selection process remains opaque and undemocratic.
Notes from the opening plenary of the inaugural Global Infrastructure Forum, during the World Bank/IMF spring meetings 2016.
Countries, including Russia and India, have continued to express concerns over the failure to complete the 2010 IMF quota reform.
Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) sponsored discussion on macroeconomic policy in the Eurozone, and the challenges to restoring employment and growth.
This was a meeting on 1 October 2012, between the Minister of State of the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) and civil society representatives, focusing on the World Bank.
The Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, declared in September that "we will cut it [our $1.3 billion IMF debt] to zero by next April", according to Anatolia News Agency.
This event was a collegial information-sharing and strategy session to explore the linkages between financial regulations and grass roots campaigns.
Notes of a meeting with UK executive director to the IMF Alex Gibbs in April 2012
Notes meeting Alex Gibbs September 2011