Leadership

IFI governance

News

World Bank appoints leaders of global practices, CAO

The World Bank has appointed 16 senior staff members to lead the global practices created as part of the Bank's restructuring process.

8 May 2014

IFI governance

News

Revolving doors: Portugal ex-minister appointed at the IMF

Former Portuguese finance minister, dubbed "fourth member of the Troika" appointed to head IMF fiscal affairs department.

31 March 2014

Knowledge

News

Lagarde - equality champion?

Lagarde discusses income inequality in UK speech and cites Oxfam paper that criticises IMF, but ignores recommendations to reduce income inequality.

27 February 2014

IFI governance

Analysis

World Bank strategy: untested innovation or more of the same?

The new World Bank Group strategy moves into the implementation stage with changes to country planning and internal structure, but critics say that little will change.

23 January 2014

IFI governance

Commentary

Bankspeak of the year 2013

The Bretton Woods Project awards the most comical use of words by members of staff at the World Bank and IMF in 2013.

23 January 2014 | Humour

Finance

Analysis

The IFIs in 2013: year in review

The Bretton Woods Project review of the most important developments at the World Bank and IMF in 2013.

8 January 2014 | Review

IFI governance

Analysis

World Bank Group strategy: who benefits?

A new World Bank Group strategy will be signed off at the 2013 annual meetings. It prioritises greater use of the private sector and “transformational engagements”, but criticisms continue over the Bank’s desire to tell countries what to do.

3 October 2013

Environment

Commentary

Foreclosing the future

Drawing on case studies, reports and evaluations, Bruce Rich paints a picture of a Bank still inflicting suffering on vulnerable populations, and calls on Bank president Jim Yong Kim to show real leadership so that the Bank can learn from experience rather than flee from it.

3 October 2013 | At Issue