A new article, co-written by Eurodad and the Bretton Woods Project, analyses the BRICS' newly launched bank and reserve arrangement.
This factsheet explains how the International Finance Corporation (IFC) operates, how development impact is measured, and the latest trends in investments by sector, region and instrument.
Luiz has joined the Project as Coordinator. Previously he served for eight years as the chief of mission for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Timor Leste.
World Bank continues to strongly back REDD+ forest projects, which have been criticised for not consulting indigenous peoples or respecting land rights.
Civil society groups criticise IFC investments worth hundreds of millions of dollars in mining projects in Guinea, Mongolia and Armenia for potential negative social and environment impact.
The Bank has produced mixed results on reproductive health; it is imperative that as the post 2015 agenda is set, it maintains the funding and political profile of this hugely impactful public health issue.
The IMF’s provision of an exceptional access loan to Ukraine was presented as vital economic support, but many commentators fear that this loan is driven as much by political as economic necessity. Despite emphasising increased sensitivity to country circumstances, Fund policy recommendations in Egypt are very similar to its prescriptions for Ukraine.
World Bank publishes minor changes to its Doing Business report, addressing only one of the criticisms of an independent panel review while activists continue to highlight the damage done by the rankings.