The World Bank has refused a request from the Bretton Woods Project to allow NGOs and others to give their opinions of the successes and failures of the Bank’s Strategic Compact reform initiative. The Bank will produce its own internal assessment, which will inform the coming period of Board-level institutional strategy discussions.
After 4 years of on-off negotiation and public opposition, the government of Egypt has signed a loan deal with the IMF whose impacts civil society fears will encroach upon human rights, social protection and social provision, like health and education, upon which the poorest depend.
Investments by the World Bank-hosted Global Financing Facility (GFF) do not reflect the family planning priorities identified by developing countries and local communities. The GFF also continues to suffer from a lack of transparency and meaningful civil society participation, raising doubts about the new mechanism’s effectiveness.
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