World Bank

Hayley Hathaway 12-07-2009

Liberia is the most recent country to fall into the talons of a "vulture fund." Last week, British courts ruled that Liberia has to pay $20 million to two vulture funds, Wall Capital Ltd. and Hamsah Investments, for a debt that dates back to 1978.

Hayley Hathaway 09-22-2009
As pundits and politicians wield fighting words over the domestic health-care crisis, another group is getting ready to combat a different crisis -- one which, unless it's resolved quickly, will ca
Elizabeth Palmberg 06-01-2009
In our recent blog, we described how money "creation" meets the needs of a gradually expanding economy
Bob Goudzwaard 06-01-2009

How the out-of-control buying and selling of money led to our current crisis.

Bob Goudzwaard 05-28-2009
If the financial crisis shows anything, it's that what's happening on Wall Street matters to Main Street, and that we should never take "it's too complicated for you to understand" as an answer
Andy Clasper 04-08-2009
The group of 20 leading and emerging nations met at the Excel Centre in London's Docklands last week in a meeting which Gordon Brown heralded as the dawning of a new world order.
Ray Offenheiser 04-07-2009
The realities of global poverty are very stark.
Elizabeth Palmberg 03-11-2009
[continued from part one] Recently, Neil Watkins took some time to answer a few questions fr
Elizabeth Palmberg 03-11-2009
Recently, Neil Watkins took some time to answer a few questions from Sojourners assistant editor Elizabeth Palmberg about the upcoming G-20 meeting, the global economic crisis, and hel
Elizabeth Palmberg 07-29-2008

Andrew Berg, an International Monetary Fund African department policy adviser, is a nice man. I know this because he spent some time talking earnestly with me after an IMF press conference in which I'd asked a pretty confrontational question about Malawi, whose 2002 famine is often partly attributed to IMF (and World Bank) advice, and whose current bumper crops are attributed to ignoring it.

Berg looks a tiny bit like The X Files' Agent Skinner, but what this conversation [...]

Elizabeth Palmberg 05-01-2007
Trade technocrats try to hide behind a veil of boring, but you can get beyond the jargon.
Marie Dennis 03-01-2007
The World Bank's top-down approach.
Jim Wallis 04-01-2006
Would Jesus come to Davos if he were invited?
Elizabeth Palmberg 11-01-2004
Hope for the world's poorest countries

It's On Me. Canada has cancelled the $750 million debt owed it by Iraq to help put the war-torn country on a "better foundation" for economic development.

Following a two-year organizing drive by students and faculty at the University of New Mexico, the university became the first in the United States to adopt a policy against investment in World Bank bonds.

Ryan Beiler 09-01-2000

It’s not just civil wars, AIDS, or other diseases that have brought suffering to sub-Saharan Africa in recent decades.

Ryan Beiler 07-01-2000
The IMF/World Bank protests raised long-neglected issues.
Martin Wroe 05-01-2000

Jubilee 2000 has surprised people with its phenomenal success. A look at how and why it caught fire - and what's around the bend.