Knowledge

Private Sector

Commentary

Can development really be delivered by investing in private banks?

In a new blog the Bretton Woods Project highlights the Bank's increasing investment in financial intermediaries at the expense of education and health

11 April 2014 | Blog

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

Social services

News

Poland reverses World Bank-promoted pension scheme

Poland has taken public control of a World-Bank-promoted private-asset-managed pension scheme which was causing huge losses, but the Bank continues to deny blame.

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

Gender

Analysis

IMF & gender: a long way to go

This briefing analyses the recently published IMF discussion note Women, work and the economy and draws some positive conclusions from its recommendations, whilst pointing to additional measures that the IMF can take to promote gender equity.

23 January 2014 | At Issue

IFI governance

News

Civil society urges Kim to expand B-SPAN

Civil society organisations and individuals has urged Kim to expand B-SPAN, the World Bank's internet based broadcasting service.

23 January 2014

IFI governance

Background

Recommended resources on the World Bank and IMF 2013

The best papers, books and electronic resources on the World Bank and IMF from 2013.

23 January 2014 | Resource

Knowledge

News

“Mind and culture” topic for next WDR

The World Bank has announced that the World Development Report 2015, due to be published in autumn 2014, will focus on Mind and culture.

3 December 2013

Knowledge

News

Civil society reacts to 2014 World Bank Doing Business report

Civil society organisations react to the latest Doing Business Report and call for reforms.

2 December 2013

Environment

Background

The economic case for climate action

Minutes from a World Bank/IMF seminar on climate change during the World Bank/IMF annual meetings 2013.

14 October 2013