What are the main criticisms of the World Bank and the IMF?

Date: 8 July 2019 | Organisation: | Theme: debt and private finance | Author: Bretton Woods Project

‘Inside the Institutions’ guide from the Bretton Woods Project

75 years after the Bretton Woods Conference (where the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) were created), there is no question that the IMF and World Bank continue to be among the most relevant and significant powerful norm-setters, convenors, knowledge-holders and influencers of the international development and financial landscape.

This ‘Inside the Institutions’ guide sets-out some of the most common criticisms of the World Bank and IMF under three broad lenses:

  1. democratic governance
  2. human rights
  3. and the environment.

Read the full guide on the Bretton Woods Project website

2019-07-08T12:05:14+00:00 8 July 2019|debt, private finance|

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