Missing the Target reviews progress towards the international development targets for 2015, highlighting the danger that none of the targets will be met. It calls for increased aid and debt reduction; increased budget allocation for priority social services; the phasing out of cost-recovery in basic health and primary education; and economic growth linked to redistribution in favour of the poor.
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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