The Bretton Woods Project works as a networker, information-provider, media informant and watchdog to scrutinise and influence the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF). Through briefings, reports and the bimonthly digest Bretton Woods Update, it monitors projects, policy reforms and the overall management of the Bretton Woods institutions with special emphasis on environmental and social concerns.
Created as an independent initiative by a group of British non-governmental organisations (NGOs), it works with an extensive network to press for increased transparency and civil society participation in World Bank and IMF policies and interventions. This includes over 7000 non-governmental organisations, policy-makers, journalists, researchers and parliamentarians worldwide.
By encouraging information exchange and debate, it seeks to move the Bretton Woods institutions (World Bank and IMF) away from simplistic approaches to development. Priority areas include:
- World Bank and IMF Roles
- structural adjustment and poverty reduction strategies (PRS)
- the environment
- social issues
- the World Bank as a knowledge bank
- governance and accountability
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... The Bretton Woods Project was established in 1995 by the Development and Environment Group (DEG), a network of UK-based NGOs, to facilitate monitoring of the social and ... The Project coordinates and consults with the UK BWI network, over 40 organisations working in development, environment and human rights ... The Bretton Woods Project Steering Group, made up of some members of the DEG, meets on a regular basis to advise and review Project activities ...
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