Brazilian NGOs’ Panel claim with the Panel about the Cédula da Terra land reform project has not been accepted. The World Bank loan for this project aims to support the purchase of land for agrarian reform. The project encourages landless peasants to form associations to buy plots from landowners and provides loans to cover the land purchase. There is concern that the peasants will not be able to honour their debts and that the selection and valuation of plots by the landlords themselves will lead to “all types of shady business” and increase the concentration of income and wealth.
The IMF and the World Bank are increasingly engaged with the challenge of addressing how tax avoidance and evasion affect developing countries, but need to address the role played by multinational enterprises and tax havens in exacerbating inequality and undermining countries’ domestic revenues.
The Bretton Woods Project has published a new briefing providing a critical analysis of the IMF's latest work on gender equality. The briefing questions the sustainability of the Fund's new approach to gender equality and reveals that the Fund's analysis so far is limited and inconsistent with the full achievement of women's economic empowerment.
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