World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings - Washington D.C., April 2007

Spring Meetings - Each Spring, the joint Bank-IMF Development Committee and the IMF's International Monetary and Financial Committee hold meetings to discuss progress on the work of the Bank and Fund. This year the meetings will be held over the weekend of April 14-15 in Washington, D.C.. As in previous years, a Program of Policy Dialogues for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) will be organized between April 12-16, 2007. Civil society representatives who will be attending the Meetings are developing a special coverage from there.*** See IFIwatchnet WEBLOG for the Spring Meetings 2007 *** See 2007 Spring Meetings of the World Bank/IMF by Bank Information Center

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The Argentinian participation in the IMF/WB Spring Meetings
Argentinian Economy Minister, Felisa Miceli, took part in Washington in several activities within the framework of the Spring meetings. In all her presentations she expressed a critical view of both institutions. Miceli led the G-24, from where she tries to advocate in favour of a reform of the IFIs.
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Spring Meetings 2007: Life beyond the "Wolfogate" crisis
Even though it may seem that this year the Spring Meetings were overtaken by the "Wolfowitz affair", there was actually more than this going on in Washington during that week. Further concrete commitments on the discussed issues were jeopardized by having the G24, the US and the EU dancing to different tunes.
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World Bank's Wolfowitz pushes back
World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz is uncloaking new measures at the institution apparently designed to appease his critics and regain the initiative after weeks of fast retreat in the face of accusations of nepotism and an international downpour of criticism for his management style.
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News Reports
World Bank's Wolfowitz pushes back
Crisis mode grips World Bank headquarters
Pentagon official "directed hiring" of Wolfowitz's girlfriend, IPS
European civil society backs Wolfowitz resignation calls and urges comprehensive reform of World Bank governance
African organizations reject Ministers' praise for Wolfowitz
Wolfowitz defenders double their standards, by IPS
Call to end Wolfowitz's reign goes global
Wolfowitz scandal dominates Fund-Bank meetings
The Wolfowitz saga: a guide to all the angles
A historic turn - What is at stake beyond the Wolfowitz scandal?: Interview with Eric Toussaint (CADTM)
Wolfowitz deflects questions about role in scandal
Wolfowitz 'to stay' at World Bank
As Wolfowitz feels pressure to resign, critics call for accountability, transparency and democratization of the IFI's
Top Wolfowitz postings went to Iraq war backers
As examplar of US anti-multilateralism, Wolfowitz has few friends to call on, by Soren Ambrose
You can take the man from the Defense Department, but you can't take the Defense Department from the man, by Alex Wilks
Time for a change at the World Bank, by Nancy Birdsall
Wolfowitz urged to step down as President of World Bank, by Soren Ambrose
World Bank still fuelling climate change, by Friends of the Earth International
More say for developing nations at IMF opposed
World Unions call for accountability and democracy at World Bank and IMF
European civil society backs Wolfowitz resignation calls and urges comprehensive reform of Bank governance
Calls for Wolfowitz to resign mount
Spring meetings descend into chaos
Weblog on the World Bank: www.worldbankpresident.org
Wolfowitz contradicted on family planning claim
IMF predicts rosy outlook for developing nations
The Argentinian participation in the IMF/WB Spring Meetings
Spring Meetings 2007: Life beyond the "Wolfogate" crisis
Wolfowitz scandal takes bank hypocrisy to new heights, by Sameer Dosani
Does he hear the world's poor? Don't bank on it
The three C’s of World Bank practice: Corruption, Clientelism, and Cronyism
Democracy versus hype-ocracy: Critical times for IMF and World Bank governance
Confronting the contradictions: The case against the IMF on education
IMFC Communiqué
Statements given on the occasion of the IMFC Meeting
Latest news on Quota and Voice reform - IMF
G24 Communiqué (pdf format)
Regional Economic Outlook: Western Hemisphere
Transcript Development Committee press conference
Develoment Committee communiqué (pdf format)
Wolfowitz's allies regroup but leave questions unanswered
Europeans turning against Wolfowitz as World Bank scandal deepens
IMF's fall from power
Global imbalances, power shifts, and the future of multilateralism (seminar)
A Latin American success story: Five years of extraordinary economic growth and poverty reduction in Argentina (seminar)

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