Tom Dawson, external relations director oversees the latest press briefing
Pakistan has had an impressive year under new premier Nawaz Sharif. But the government needs to keep up its reforming zeal to get the South Asian state’s finances back on track.
Still smarting from defeat in the US Supreme Court over the bond holdouts, Argentina’s economy minister Axel Kicillof insists the recession-hit country is in the right and is turning down offers of money
Jamaica is getting back on track and could become an unlikely poster child for the IMF. However, elsewhere in the Caribbean the threat of default looms and some countries are not ready to ask for help
It is 13 years since the IMF called for an international agreement on how to wind up defaulted sovereign debt. Still there is no mechanism, and regrettably the vulture funds pursuing Argentina still seem to hold sway in the US. It's time for change
Next year’s IMF and World Bank meetings will be in the Peruvian capital Lima. Lucien Chauvin looks at how the country has succeeded in posting the fastest growth on the South American continent.
Women's participation in the labour force still lags men's by 12% even in developed economies. In the MENA region it can be up to 50%. That is a wasted resource - and best practice examples show countries and companies that tackle the problem outperform
On Ebola: "The World Bank stands as the pivot of that effort to marshal money from the rich world and direct it towards the poor. We need to appeal to the world and to the top 1%.”
Kaushik Basu, chief economist, World Bank
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