Resources

Knowledge

Analysis

18 June 2001 | Report

A Tower of Babel on the internet?

WB/IMF roles

Analysis

25 February 2001 | Briefing

IMF governance Update, February 2001

Knowledge

Analysis

25 September 2000 | Briefing

Profiling Problem Projects: Making the Case for Change at the International Finance Corporation

An analysis of the policies and projects of the World Bank Group's main private sector financing arm. CIEL and others September 2000.

Finance

Analysis

14 June 2000 | Briefing

Drowning By Numbers: the IMF, the World Bank and North-South Financial Flows, 1998

This paper considers whether private sector flows is an effective alternative to development assistance. It examines the implications of increased private sector inflows in terms of the potential to create unsustainable debt burdens and to tie the hands of policy makers to a limited set of policies critical for foreign investors but potentially detrimental to the domestic economy.

Finance

Analysis

14 June 2000 | Briefing

Drowning By Numbers: the IMF, the World Bank and North-South Financial Flows, 1998

This paper considers whether private sector flows is an effective alternative to development assistance. It examines the implications of increased private sector inflows in terms of the potential to create unsustainable debt burdens and to tie the hands of policy makers to a limited set of policies critical for foreign investors but potentially detrimental to the domestic economy.

Environment

Analysis

1 October 1999 | Briefing

The World Bank’s Genuine Savings Indicator: a useful measure of sustainability?, Alex Wilks

Knowledge

Analysis

25 March 1998 | Report

The World Bank And The State: A Recipe For Change? (links to PDFs)

The World Bank's 1997 World Development Report (WDR), The State in a Changing World, appears to mark an abandonment of support for minimal government in favour of a strong and vigorous state. Close analysis of the Report, however, suggests that the Bank is failing to engage with critics of neoliberalism, especially on distributional questions. This report was written by Nicholas Hildyard (March 1998).