World Bank, IMF and Human Rights: Conference held at Tilburg University, 11-13 October, 2001

Christina Gille, Stefanie Ricarda Roos
2002 German Law Journal  
The twin Bretton Woods institutions, comprising the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), have in the past decades come under increased and intensified scrutiny, in particular as regards the social and environmental consequences of their activities. International awareness and criticism of the negative impacts of Bank and Fund projects grew during a period of time in which the concept of development has been entirely reconceptualized: Development is no longer measured in
more » ... measured in economic terms only, but understood as "a comprehensive economic, social, cultural and political process, which aims at the constant improvement of the well-being of the entire population and of all individuals."
doi:10.1017/s2071832200014826 fatcat:kijsjzcq2jhcpi6lzfj2k7ldva