The more things change the more they stay the same... Infographic illustrates findings of new report on IMF Policy in the MENA Region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Analysis of the official communiqués from the 2015 World Bank-IMF annual meetings, Lima.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Notes from the 8 October session of the World Bank gender strategy at the IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings CSO Policy Forum 2015.
Notes from a meeting at the IMF/World Bank CSO Forum at the 2015 Annual meetings, focusing on macroeconomic challenges for the MENA region.
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.
From 9 to 11 October Peru is hosting this year’s World Bank and IMF annual meetings, where their governors will gather in Lima.
CAO finds complaints from Marikana community eligible for further assessment.
In mid-September the IMF concluded a consultation on its 2015 guidelines on the IMF staff engagement with civil society organisations.