Bank and Fund work in trade policy covering trade-related conditionality, advisory services, and trade related capacity building. Questioning the Bank and Fund approach to trade liberalisation. Includes: Capacity building, integrated framework, trade-finance coherence, trade-related investment, trade conditionality and national development plans read read more background...
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News||22 April 2013|
The 2013 spring meetings of the World Bank and IMF will take place from 18 to 20 April in Washington, DC. You will be able find links below to analysis of the communiqués as well as notes of some of the civil society and official meetings, as they become available. read article...
Minutes||22 April 2013|
This session examined issues thrown up by the Arab revolutions, including the fiscal, monetary, tax and investment policies being considered by governments facilitating, or hindering countries in the Arab and other regions in building an inclusive economy and supporting socioeconomic recovery, the impact on public expenditure for the strengthening of education, health, and other social sectors as well as the management of chronic and high unemployment and high food and fuel prices. read article...
News||13 February 2013|update 84|
Jamaica is close to agreeing a new IMF programme despite a recent record of disputes. read article...
News||12 February 2013|update 84|
The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), an arm of the World Bank Group, is facing growing criticism from developing country governments. read article...
News||6 December 2012|update 83|
Two October World Bank reports reveal a contradictory message for developing countries' labour markets. read article...
News||16 October 2012|
Analysis, news, and about the events inside and around the World Bank/IMF annual meetings 2012. This page is being updated regularly. read article...
News||20 September 2012|update 85|
As an independent panel begun its review of the World Bank’s controversial Doing Business rankings, India’s public criticism of the rankings added weight to global governmental and civil society opposition. read article...
News||20 April 2012|
Analysis of the 2012 World Bank and IMF spring meetings and related events, including the selection of new World Bank president Jim Yong Kim. read article...
Minutes||19 April 2012|
Notes of meeting, Spring meetings 2012, Washington DC read article...
Memorandum by the Bretton Woods Project for the UK Treasury Committee Treasury Committee inquiry into global imbalances
Briefing||27 February 2012|
It is widely accepted that global imbalances were a major contributing factor to the recent global financial crisis. In written evidence submitted to the UK Treasury Committee, we argue that there are four main underlying causes and three areas of major reform needed. read article...
Memorandum by the Bretton Woods Project for the UK Treasury Committee: Treasury Committee inquiry into global imbalances 27 February 2012
Bank and Fund watchers must watch WTO 1 January 2002
CAFOD Doing Business jont letter to panel 12 February
Doing Business panel consultation 1 January
Shadow Banking: Economics and Policy Stijn 4 December
Africa can help feed Africa 24 October
Doing Business 2013 23 October
UNCTAD Trade and Development Report 2012 12 September
Informe Sobre el Comercio y el Desarrollo 2013 12 September