Opening of Bretton Woods Conference in 1944
Picture Credit: UN Photo
The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund wield tremendous power and influence, but exclude the voices of developing countries most adversely affected by financial and trade policies. Money rules at the World Bank and the IMF, and "consensus" at the World Trade Organization is often the product of behind-the-scenes "greenroom" bargaining and pressure from trade heavyweights such as the United States. These articles address the need for democratization, accessibility, accountability and transparency at all three institutions.
This page provides articles on the need for democratization, accessibility, accountability and openness of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Trade Organization.
This page posts critical information about the World Bank and the need for reform of the institution.
This page posts critical information about the International Monetary Fund and the need for reform of the institution.
This page provides information on internal critics of the World Bank and the IMF, including former World Bank chief economist Joseph Stiglitz.
This page posts information on the role of the G7/G8/G20 in the global economy.
This page follows the MAI and other related initiatives on international investment.
This page examines the mobilization of activist groups to oppose business-driven globalization.
This page analyzes the impact of World Bank funding and "partnerships" with NGOs. It also looks at NGOs' interactions with and reactions to the IMF.