Posts Tagged: World Bank
Postcard From ... Singapore
Development Muzak plays again in Singapore at annual meetings.
A shuffling of the Fund's voting shares slashed Africa's already minimal decision-making power. While unfair, the move is just a symptom of what's wrong with the IMF.
On the eve of their summit in Singapore, the World Bank and IMF are in serious trouble, from a democratic deficit to a serious economic shortfall. Columnist Walden Bello writes about the event he was banned from attending.
The World Bank backed down in a dispute that illustrates what's wrong with lending to poor nations for oil and gas production.
In the aftermath of the third- and fourth-most devastating hurricanes in Atlantic basin history, people are beginning to talk about the connections between extreme weather events and global warming.
Not much is at stake for poor nations in this troubled round of global trade talks