Resources

Environment

Analysis

24 May 2003 | Briefing

The World Bank’s Genuine Savings Indicator: A Useful Measure of Sustainability?

10 page briefing assessing a new World Bank measure of development. The genuine savings indicator is intended to be an alternative to GNP growth and is being featured in a number of Bank publications. Whilst a helpful first step in recognising the need to look factors other than economic production, the genuine savings figures ignore or downplay crucial issues, including international economic relations.

Environment

Analysis

24 May 2003 | Briefing

The World Bank’s Genuine Savings Indicator: A Useful Measure of Sustainability?

10 page briefing assessing a new World Bank measure of development. The genuine savings indicator is intended to be an alternative to GNP growth and is being featured in a number of Bank publications. Whilst a helpful first step in recognising the need to look factors other than economic production, the genuine savings figures ignore or downplay crucial issues, including international economic relations.

Environment

Analysis

24 May 2003 | Briefing

Managing Sustainability World-Bank Style

Brought together by the Heinrich Boell Foundation, this report offers a critique of the WDR which is to feature prominently in the World Bank's activities at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg later this month. Contributors include Marieke Huysentruyt for the Bretton Woods Project, Herman Daly, and Raj Patel.

Conditionality

Analysis

23 May 2003 | Briefing

Indispensable or unworkable? The IMF’s new approach to conditionality (full briefing)

The IMF says that streamlining will make conditionality more efficient, effective and focused. Careful scrutiny suggests there is still plenty to question in the new approach.

Conditionality

Analysis

23 May 2003 | Briefing

Indispensable or unworkable? The IMF’s new approach to conditionality (full briefing)

The IMF says that streamlining will make conditionality more efficient, effective and focused. Careful scrutiny suggests there is still plenty to question in the new approach.

Accountability

Analysis

3 May 2003 | Report

World Bank and IMF need Security Council Resolution to Enter Iraq

The issue of whether a UN Security Council resolution is necessary if the Bretton Woods institutions are to be involved in the reconstruction of Iraq appears to have opened up divisions between the Development Committee (which comprises finance ministers on the boards of both the IMF and the World Bank) and the officials of these two institutions.

WB/IMF roles

News

1 May 2003

International demands regarding the invasion, occupation and reconstruction of Iraq

Environment

Background

1 May 2003

Coal India slide presentation

News

26 April 2003

Stability, Growth, Poverty Reduction, the UK and the IMF, 2002

Annual UK report on the IMF for 2002.

Conditionality

Analysis

17 April 2003 | Report

World Economic Outlook, April 2003

Analysis

11 April 2003 | Briefing

Stability, growth and poverty reduction: The UK and the IMF 2002

UK Treasury's annual report to Parliament sets out the UK's relationship with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) over the last year, and highlights key priorities going forward.

Accountability

Analysis

9 April 2003 | Briefing

DFID briefing note on the Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank

Outlines UK objectives for the Spring Meetings including agenda items of both the IMFC (crisis prevention and resolution, assistance to low-income countries) and the Development Committee (monitoring and scaling-up MDGs, enhancing developing country voice, donor harmonisation, and coherence among multilateral organisations).