The Bretton Woods Project has been joined by a new Communications and Research Officer, Charlotte Carlsson. Charlotte has a wide range of communications qualifications, and experience in different organizations, for example working in Brussels producing newsletter and information materials about the European Social Fund. Her previous job was as Information Officer for CIET International (Community Information, Empowerment and Transparency), an international group working with NGOs and researchers to build the community voice into planning – see www.ciet.org.
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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