In late May WWF and UK NGOs organised a workshop on National Strategies for Sustainable Development (NSSDs). This discussed the call for all countries to produce NSSDs as one of the International Development Targets. It looked at how NSSDs fit with initiatives such as World Bank/IMF Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers, whether they are strictly “environmental” or about livelihoods, and the roles of civil society groups. The meeting report clarifies these issues and contains a list of resources.
BWP publishes new booklet on gender-just macroeconomics, a guide to engaging the IMF and World Bank.
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.
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