Macroeconomic policy

Conditionality

Analysis

Can the IMF leopard change its spots?

In-house IMF magazine article provokes worldwide reaction as it questions IMF’s policy assumptions on austerity, capital controls and ‘neoliberalism’ itself; but Fund backtracks following media criticism

29 June 2016

Gender

Analysis

The IMF and Gender Equality: A Critical Analysis

The Bretton Woods Project has published a new briefing providing a critical analysis of the IMF's latest work on gender equality. The briefing questions the sustainability of the Fund's new approach to gender equality and reveals that the Fund's analysis so far is limited and inconsistent with the full achievement of women's economic empowerment.

23 June 2016 | Briefing

Conditionality

Analysis

Debt bubbles “popping” in emerging economies

IMF and World Bank face up to slowing global economy, but downplay risks of new debt crises for low income countries

9 February 2016

Conditionality

Analysis

IMF policy in the MENA region: Lessons unlearnt

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.

18 December 2015 | Report

Conditionality

Commentary

Bankspeak of the year 2015

Every year the Bretton Woods Project highlights some of the most farcical remarks of Fund and Bank staff.

8 February 2016 | Humour

Knowledge

Background

Lurking behind plummeting oil prices: Advancing structural adjustment

Notes from a meeting at the IMF/World Bank CSO Forum at the 2015 Annual meetings, focusing on macroeconomic challenges for the MENA region.

7 October 2015 | Minutes

Conditionality

Background

Causes and consequences of income inequality: A global perspective

Notes from a meeting on income inequality during the World Bank spring meetings.

16 April 2015 | Minutes

IFI governance

Background

Emerging markets in transition: growth prospects and challenges

Notes of a meeting on emerging markets in transition at the World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2014

8 October 2014

Finance

News

IMF augments new lending facilities after earlier reviews

An IMF review of three new lending facilities has resulted in only "cosmetic" changes critics say.

29 September 2014 | Update

Knowledge

Analysis

Let them eat cake! IMF the equality champion?

The IMF released papers accepting the case against inequality, however it shows no indication of changing its demands upon borrowing countries.

31 March 2014