The more things change the more they stay the same...

Conditionality

Analysis

Infographic: IMF Policy in the MENA Region

The more things change the more they stay the same... Infographic illustrates findings of new report on IMF Policy in the MENA Region.

18 December 2015 | Infographic
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Environment

Analysis

Clean Technology Fund (CTF)

An impending shortfall in available resources for the Clean Technology Fund continues to concern, leading to cancellation of projects. Questions were raised about development impacts and reliance on geothermal energy in India and Indonesia's revised investment plans, and on debt sustainability in a Caribbean project.

4 November 2015
Photo: C Schubert (CCAFS)

Environment

Analysis

Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR)

The Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) has expanded with ten countries despite a lack of funds. The US questioned the approval of a Bolivia project and resettlement issues were raised on two Cambodia projects.

4 November 2015
Photo: jidanchaomian (flickr)

Environment

Analysis

Forest Investment Program (FIP)

Six new countries were invited to join the Forest Investment Program (FIP), with a further nine invited to develop investment plans, despite insufficient funds. Potential support for oil palm plantations in Democratic Republic of Congo and industrial logging in Indonesia and Peru were questioned.

4 November 2015
Photo: Asian Development Bank

Environment

Analysis

Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program (SREP)

Concerns have been raised about the slow progress with the Scaling up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP). Ghana, Haiti and Nicaragua's investment plans were approved, with questions asked about the loan/grant ratio, promotion of PPPs, and reliance on funding from the Green Climate Fund.

4 November 2015
Credit: Gobierno del Perú

IFI governance

Analysis

Annual meetings 2015: communiqués coverage

Analysis of the official communiqués from the 2015 World Bank-IMF annual meetings, Lima.

12 October 2015
Civil society protest during the 2015 annual meetings. Credit: Cesar Gamboa, Derecho Ambiente y Recursos Naturales

IFI governance

Analysis

World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2015

Bretton Woods Project coverage of the 2015 annual meetings in Lima with links to analysis of the communiqués and notes of key civil society and official meetings.

30 September 2015
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Finance

News

UN vote supports calls for independent debt crisis response mechanism outside the IMF

UN votes in favour of accepting new principles to guide sovereign debt restructuring, as CSO report warns of risk of new crises linked to aid and multilateral lending.

28 September 2015

Other news

Rights

Background

UK civil society meeting with Minister of State Desmond Swayne

Notes from a meeting on 7 September 2015 between the Minister of State of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and civil society representatives, focusing on the World Bank's safeguards review.

20 November 2015 | Minutes

Background

Communications and Research Officer vacancy

This role is an exciting opportunity to contribute to advocacy efforts at the forefront of key global development issues in partnership with UK and global civil society.

14 October 2015 | Recruitment

Gender

Background

Mind the gaps: Toward a new World Bank Group gender equality strategy

Notes from the 8 October session of the World Bank gender strategy at the IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings CSO Policy Forum 2015.

8 October 2015 | Minutes

Knowledge

Background

Lurking behind plummeting oil prices: Advancing structural adjustment

Notes from a meeting at the IMF/World Bank CSO Forum at the 2015 Annual meetings, focusing on macroeconomic challenges for the MENA region.

7 October 2015 | Minutes

Environment

Background

Toward COP21: A panorama of World Bank Group’s approach in supporting Peru’s climate agenda

Notes from a meeting at the IMF/World Bank CSO Forum at the 2015 Annual meetings, focusing on impact of World Bank support to Peru's climate change strategies.

6 October 2015 | Minutes

IFI governance

News

2015 Annual Meetings coverage

From 9 to 11 October Peru is hosting this year’s World Bank and IMF annual meetings, where their governors will gather in Lima.

28 September 2015

Rights

News

CAO opens new Marikana case

CAO finds complaints from Marikana community eligible for further assessment.

28 September 2015

Accountability

News

IMF updates CSO guidelines

In mid-September the IMF concluded a consultation on its 2015 guidelines on the IMF staff engagement with civil society organisations.

28 September 2015